Welcome to Creative Places Tuam’s Culture Night 2022 offering! A chance to take part, be together and try on some of the projects underway. We hope you can drop by the blue door of the Town Hall and meet the team, see what has been happening and find out what is coming up so that you might take part in future Creative Places Tuam projects and plans.
All welcome, family friendly, and wheelchair and buggy accessible.
Tea Ceremony with Pavithra Kannan: Sip and Beyond
3-4pm, Town Hall
Are you a tea person ?
Do you like conversations in an atmosphere distinct from the fast pace of everyday life ?
This is the right place for you.
Create, Galway Arts Centre & Creative Places Tuam Residency awardee, 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, exploring the ritual of the process and mark making use 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 Pavithra’s practice and connect with people from your community.
At 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. Tea ceremonies are traditionally an ancient cultural activity that originated in China and Japan, which turns the act of making tea into an artful exercise of consciousness – like a moving meditation that results in a delicious cup of tea.
Here Pavithra will make an India Masala Chai for Tasting which will be followed by mark making & tea art. Poornima Anand will offer traditional Indian snacks to be enjoyed throughout the 1 hour workshop.
Print, Make & Do with Kate O’Shea
4-6pm, Town Hall
Creative Places Tuam invites you to a drop-in screenprinting session with printmaker Kate O’Shea. For Culture Night Kate will run a drop-in session that celebrates the launch of our new “Dispatches from the Blue Door” monthly newspaper column in The Tuam Herald. Screenprint and take home the first of this poster series!
Feel free to bring a clean, plain tshirt, totebag or material to print on.
Patching Tuam with Kathy Ross
5-7pm, Town Hall
Local textile artist Kathy Ross will share how to use techniques such as drawing and painting, collage, applique and hand and machine embroidery to create Patches which display your social, political and personal viewpoints and sense of place. For two hours families can come and go from the Town Hall to make their own mark on the Patching Tuam project and see what else the Town has to offer on this wonderful night. Inspired by punk fashion, music iconography, and protest art, Patching Tuam aims to create a collaborative tapestry based on your views, experiences and interaction with the town of Tuam or “your patch”.
Tuam is Weird presented by Jojo Hynes and Midie Corcoran
7-7.30pm, Town Hall
Creative Places Tuam Cooperative Ignition artists Jojo Hynes & Midie Corcoran will present a film and song response to their work undertaken this year with Tuam Educate Together National School as part of the ‘Whose Town? OUR TUAM!’ project. This 30 minute journey through film and song will feature a film by Avi Ratnayake and a performance by Jojo and Midie and a musical guest!
Tuam is Weird – Project Film by Avi Ratnayake
Avi Ratnayake documented the pupils of Tuam Educate Together NS with Jojo Hynes and Midie Corcoran as they creatively engaged with Tuam through visual art walks and performance, capturing the children’s reimagining of what they want their Tuam to be.
Tuam is Weird – Artists Response by Jojo Hynes and Midie Corcoran
Jojo Hynes and Midie Corcoran have responded to their research and inspired by their engagement with the pupils of Tuam Educate Together NS have created a new art piece using sound, projection and performance, supported by Padraig Stevens.
Midie Corcoran and Leo Moran will close the Culture Night celebration in the Town hall by performing a new song that they co-wrote inspired by the exhibition ‘Whose Town? OUR TUAM!’ created by Tuam Educate Together National School for Cruinniu na nOg this year.
8.00pm Creative Places Tuam Town Hall Event Closes