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.
In Conversation: Grant Kester and Gráinne Coughlan
Create, in partnership with Fire Station Artists’ Studios, Age & Opportunity, University of Limerick, Fingal Arts Office, and the Engagement and Learning Dept of IMMA, is delighted to share this In Conversation event with renowned US-based art historian and educator Grant Kester, and Gráinne Coughlan, Independent Researcher and PhD candidate TU Dublin. The event was chaired by Professor Kerstin Mey, President, University of Limerick.
This conversation delved into the question of the critical coordinates for collaborative and socially engaged arts practice, exploring alternative ways to analyse and understand the complex processes and relationships inherent to socially engaged art and which lay the foundations for change.
We’re delighted to share the first public conversation from Creative Places Tuam’s Thinking on Tuam residency, between author Oein DeBhardúin and filmmaker and folklorist Michael Fortune, which focuses on folklore, mythology and stories.
This conversation was first shared on Culture Night 2020. A transcript is available here
Creative Places Tuam is an Arts Council initiative, led by Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts.
“Walking Whid/ Walking Story” – a journey through Tuam with Oein DeBhardúin
Join Oein DeBhardúin, inaugural recipient of Creative Places Tuam’s Thinking on Tuam residency on this journey through the town, hearing about the stories, folklore, legends and history of Tuam, the Traveller Community and its relationship with Tuam. A transcript of the walking tour is available here. You can download the tour by clicking on the download button on the top right hand side of the picture.
This Walking Whid is inspired by the history and story of Tuam. We would like to credit Michael Waldron & Tuam Tidy Town’s Tuam Heritage and Nature Trail published in 2015 for text referenced in the Whid. Other resources used for this work were sourced from an assortment of Journal of Tuam Society (JOTS) publications, and Oein’s memories of stories told.