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 email@example.com.
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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
Tyrone Guthrie Centre Bursary and Drama League of Ireland Bursary Winners Announced
The Arts Depatment is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for this year's Tyrone Guthrie Centre and Drama League of Ireland Bursary awards. For more information please visit the respective pages Tyrone Guthrie Residency 2016 or Drama League of Ireland.
2016 ArtLinks Bursary Winners Announced
Open Call to Artists to join Arts Department Database
The Arts Department of Wexford County Council is in the process of updating their artist database. Members of this database receive regular updates on future projects, launches, opportunities etc.
If you would like to become a member of this database please email the Arts Department firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- Contact Details
Please note this information will be treated with strictest confidence and used only by the Arts Department to send you regular updates.
3 Sisters 2020 - Bit for the Bid
The 3 Sisters Bid team are asking each and every person from the region and beyond to do their 'Bit for the Bid' Simply click on the web link below and tell us your vision for the European Capital of Culture 2020 in Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford... All ideas, creative thoughts and hair brained plans are welcome... This is Our Bid, Our Region, Our Voice.
You can share your vision for 2020 via www.threesisters2020.ie by clicking on the 'Submit your idea' tab.
Don't forget you can also Submit your ideas via twitter using the hashtag #bitforthebid
Latest news: Community Activation Officers have now been appointed in each of the regions to liaise with community groups to support the bid. For Wexford please contact Ann Marie Laffan 053 919 6440 email@example.com or Rosemary Grant 053 919 6285 firstname.lastname@example.org
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