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2022 IMAGINE ARTS FESTIVAL – EXHIBITIONS

Imagine Arts Festival EXHIBITIONS

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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Sound & Portraits: Live Music & Art

The Waterford Gallery of Art will be presenting a series of sound portraits by musicians, artists and those working with sound to spotlight how identity, representation and lived experiences are captured creatively beyond the canvas.

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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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Exhibition: Creative Clusters

The Creative Cluster Project derived from Creative Ireland funding in schools and with a partnership of five Waterford city and county schools, Waterford Teachers Centre, Garter Lane and Imagine Arts

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Exhibition: Coastal by Anouschka Joyce

Coastal is a collection of paintings inspired by the Waterford coastline in a range of mediums from acrylic to watercolour and pastel. I try to capture the beauty of seaweed, the vitality of the coastline, which is in constant flow. Waters that are clear and deep but also wild and untamed. Something that is affected so easily by our impact on it, a delicate balance that we continue to take for granted instead of cherishing.

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