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2022 IMAGINE ARTS FESTIVAL – EXHIBITIONS

Imagine Arts Festival EXHIBITIONS

Waterford Walls Tour

The Sunny South East, truly lived up to its name this August. Hitting 30 degrees in places, the local community welcomed the heat and long days full of light. Another

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The Bonnet Project

The Bonnet Project combines community education programmes and local history to enable participants to be part of an international art project ‘Roses from the Heart’. The Bonnet Project is funded

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Catalan Butterflies

TICKETS An evening of music and spoken-word poetry to celebrate the launch of the award winning book, Catalan Butterflies (Templar, UK) by Laurence O’Dwyer. The evening will also showcase the

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Ukrainian Craft Exhibition

Goma Ukrainian art group present an exhibition of Ukrainian culture. Since April a talented group of Ukrainian artists have been developing this exhibition of painting, animation, craft work, mime and music with Goma studio artists Ruth Flynn and Seamus O’Brien. The group are delighted to present a taste of their culture as a thank you to the people of Waterford for welcoming them to the city.

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Exhibition: Hound by Paul Bolger

Paul is a passionate creative. A Design (Communications) graduate from WIT and musician, he entered the entertainment industry in the late 1980s and has provided his drawing, design and directing skills to films, books and graphic novels; along with writing, recording and performing his songs since then. His animation film credits include The Land Before Time, All Dogs Go To Heaven, The Thief & The Cobbler, Cool World, Shaun The Sheep and the upcoming Wallace & Gromit film. He released the eponymous first of two recent music albums on the Canadian label Wolfe Island records in 2020, with the follow-up HARD TRUTH arriving to great reviews in Spring 2022. Work is underway for his third record.

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Exhibition: Brazen by Ciara O’Connor

Ciara O’Conor is a Kerry based visual artist who works with textiles and embroidery. Her work is figurative and deals with themes of identity, nostalgia, relationships, and feminism. She uses a combination of hand stitching, free motion embroidery and raw-edged appliqué to create her thread drawings. The slow, meditative nature of hand stitching allows time to become intimately connected with what she is making. The speed and fluidity of machine stitching allows for a more intuitive, expressive outcome and instant gratification.

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Exhibition: John Conway

John Conway is a visual artist based in Rua Red South Dublin Arts Centre. His work is characterised by innovative multi-disciplinary projects and sophisticated solo and participatory artworks which are often produced in response to sensitive, challenging, or novel contexts. He frequently commissions, curates, and collaborates with other arts and non-arts specialists and orchestrates complex multi-stakeholder projects.

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