Are you a tea person ?
Do you like conversations away from the fast pace of everyday life?
Then this is the right place for you.
Tuam based artist Pavithra Kannan will deliver a Tea Ceremony themed around Conversations – the act of talking or doing something with other people. With a new perspective on making tea, this ceremony will explore the ritual of the process and making a mark using tea as a material. This free workshop is open to all and will focus on creating community interactions and celebrating the art of in-person conversation. You will have a unique chance to experience Pavithrha’s practice and connect with people from your community.
Tea ceremonies are an ancient cultural activity that originated in China and Japan, which turn the act of making tea into an artful exercise of consciousness – like a moving meditation that results in a delicious cup of tea. At A Sip and Beyond, you can participate in the ritual of Tea tasting which will allow you to slow down, tap into your sense of belonging, have a conversation and make art.
Here Pavithra will make an India Masala Chai for Tasting which will be followed by mark making & tea art.
Pavithra Kannan is a Socially Engaged Artist from India, settled in Tuam, Co Galway, whose work seeks a narrative in relation to place.
“For me, Art is like a language, an expression and response to the world around. I believe that Art allows one to see themselves and the world differently. Throughout my artistic practice, my work has involved the use of various materials, often looking for unexpected results and looking out for a combination of new and unexplored territories.”
In her most recent project A Sip and Beyond, Pavithra brings her personal experience of a place and the memories behind it into practice. Through A Sip and Beyond and socially engaged practice, Pavithrha intends to address specific environmental, social, aesthetic and economic concerns within a located context involving the aspects of space and place.
Tea is a binding factor to encourage dialogues and conversations to happen. One of the key principles that define this project is a deep commitment in helping to establish an open dialogue between function and narrative. This project is a bridge between two places, India and Ireland. It is a total dissolution of boundaries between art and life.