Welcome to the Arts Department
Cherish the Children Concert - 1st January 2016
Our aim is to improve the quality of life for the citizens of County Wexford by enabling people to engage in high quality arts experiences and by stimulating and supporting standards of excellence among artists in their practice.
The Arts Department may issue opportunities by email to individuals and groups on our Arts Database. If you wish to avail of this service, please submit your contact details and your area of arts interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Seeing Things - An Exhibition of Paintings by John Shinnors
The friends of the COunty Wexford Art Collection and the Arts Department are pleased to announce an exhibition of works by John Shinnors to be held in "the Street" County Hall from 18th August to 5th October. Entrance is free during public opening hours. For more information see the County Wexford Art Collection website.
Room to Record Bursary Winners Announced
The Arts Department in partnership with The Orchard Recording Studios are please to announce the winners of the 2016 Music Development Bursaries. Colleen Coughlan and acapella group Stage Fright will each receive 2 sessions working with the Orchard Recording Studios. For more information regarding Room to Record and the Music Development Programme please click here.
Cherish the Children 1916 Concert CD Released
The first of Wexford's 1916 Commemorations and funded by the Arts Department and the Enniscorthy Municipal District Office, Cherish the Children has been released on CD. The tracks include Child of Creation commission by composer Liam Bates for the event and featuring Sentinal Star and Our Own Voice by Wexford composer Sue Furlong. To close is one of the most moving renditions of Amhán na Bhfiann arranged by Liam Bates.
The CD is available from:
- Wexford: Wexford Library and Municipal District Office
- Enniscorthy: Municipal District Office, Market Square
- New Ross: Municipal District Office, the Tholsel
- Gorey: Gorey Civic Offices and Library
2016 ArtLinks Bursary Winners Announced
Wexford County Council Art Collection Website
View the civic art collection, developed by Wexford County Council, over the last 20 years.
Works of major Irish and international artists, such as Neil Shawcross, Louis le Brocquy, Colin Davidson, Judith Pfaff and Mary Swanzy are on show, with artists’ biographies and commentary on the various pieces. Local artists such as Francis Danby, Paul Funge and Paddy Lennon, are included also.
The website promotes the total collection to arts enthusiasts and is a valuable educational tool for schools and colleges. Images have been extensively tagged to make the website a fully interactive learning environment and there are external links to artists’ own websites and galleries where further works may be viewed.
“Wexford people can be very proud of their County Art Collection” said John Carley, Director of Services. “It is an impressive body of paintings, prints, photographs, tapestry and sculpture. This website allow people examine the total Collection & engage with it in new, creative ways.”
Living Arts Project 2015/2016
The Living Arts Projectis a long-term visual arts educational scheme which consolidates the existing partnership between the Arts Department of Wexford County Council (WCC) and Wexford Arts Centre (WAC), and intends to make engagement with, and understanding of, the fundamentals of contemporary visual art even more attainable for local audiences.
Free guided tour of the Wexford County Art Collection
We are currently reviewing how best to deliver public access to the collection. We will revert as soon as possible. For enquiries about the collection please contact Philip Knight, Assistant Staff Officer on 053 9196369 or email email@example.com.
Creative Dividends: An assessment of the Economic Impact of Wexford County Council's Support of the Arts Sector
Short film about sculptor Rowan Gillespie's 'Solstice'
Arts Department Contact Details
Staff: Philip Knight; Susan Murphy;
T: 053 9196369 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Arts Department, Wexford County Council, Carricklawn, Wexford