Ory’Sta: Jojo Hynes, Midie Corcoran and Kate O’Shea
Welcome to our latest Ory’Sta event, an informal conversation between Tuam-based artists Jojo Hynes and Midie Corcoran, with artist and mentor Kate O’Shea, held in Reapy’s Bar. This event formed part of the Creative Places and Create Networking Event, hosted by Creative Places Tuam in November 2022.
Ory’Sta 5: Maureen Kennelly, Patrick Fox and Ailbhe Murphy
No longer confined to a Zoom screen, we were thrilled to welcome artists and community members to discuss creative place making, in our very first live in-person Ory’Sta, featuring Maureen Kennelly (Director, Arts Council), Patrick Fox (Director, Heart of Glass) and Ailbhe Murphy (Director, Create).
Tuam is a unique place with many deeply embedded artistic and cultural habits and practices. This made for a rich conversation between all of our guests, including addressing how different communities can engage creatively to build the version of place they want to be a part of? How can artists be key partners in this work? How will Create and Tuam continue to work together to realise their shared visions? We discussed legacy, and the importance of ensuring that the great work already started can continue, when Create’s role in the project finishes at the end of 2023.
Ory’Sta 4: Oein DeBharduin, David McDonagh, Maggs McDonagh and Joanna McGlynn
Welcome to the fourth in our series of Ory’Sta Talking on Tuam conversations, which was originally pesented as part of the 2021 UK- based Creative People and Places programme conference.
This conversation, filmed in Tuam town hall, features inaugural Thinking on Tuam resident artist Oein DeBharduin, film-maker David McDonagh, community development worker Maggs McDonagh and visual artist Joanna McGlynn.
Patricia King-Callaghan’s Midway Reflections on Creative Places Tuam
As we near the midway point of the Creative Places Tuam programme, we have invited reflections from local artists and residents. Patricia King-Callaghan is a community organiser, writer and local resident – here are her reflections on Creative Places Tuam.
Ory’ Sta 3: Oein De Bhairdúin, Megs Morley and Owenie Ward
Welcome to the third in our series of Ory’Sta Talking on Tuam conversations, which takes as its theme Nomadic Archives.
This conversation is to allow us to start thinking together on how we ensure the culture of the Travelling Community is centred in Creative Places Tuam. How we include the artforms, stories and crafts of the Travelling community in Tuam – what spaces are available to us, what spaces are not, what spaces we need to imagine into being ourselves.
Ory’ Sta 2: David Burke, Tom Flanagan, Keelin Murray
Welcome to the second in our series of Ory’Sta Talking on Tuam conversations. This time around, we’re delighted to welcome David Burke, editor of the Tuam Herald, and Tom Flanagan, artist, filmmaker and educator based in Galway. Creative Places Tuam is all about the place, the people, and the stories of Tuam and its hinterlands. How do we tell the story of ourselves, of our town, of our history? Both David and Tom have vast experience in telling stories, reporting, and giving voice to the community. We invited them to have a conversation with Keelin Murray, Create’s Communications and Publishing Manager, who herself has a keen interest in these questions.
Ory’ Sta 1: Leo Moran, Ailbhe Murphy and Carolann Courtney
We are delighted to launch our Ory’Sta series of conversations with artists, residents, community groups, and business people from Tuam and beyond. Our first conversation welcomes Leo Moran, Tuam local and musician and Ailbhe Murphy, artist and Director of Create to our virtual fireside, to talk with Carolann Courtney, Programme Coordinator. This conversation was recorded in December 2020. We look forward to sharing further conversations in the coming months, and to being able to meet in person when it is safe to do so. For now, join us to gather around the virtual fireplace.