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Thursday 21 February 2019

EVE Estuary artists get spot at music festivals

WORK ON DISPLAY AT ELECTRIC PICNIC AND KNOCKANSTOCKAN

CHLOE O'SULLIVAN

AN art installation by a Swords artists group will feature in two of Ireland's biggest music festivals this summer.

The HSE EVE Estuary is a training centre for adults with learning disabilities. The group are delighted about their great achievement and are excited to have their work displayed. 'We became involved with these festivals because we felt that their ethos resonates with our own focus. We feel it is important to integrate into our community and to allow for the growth of new friendships and possibilities. This has been a goal of ours for a number of years,' said onsite artist, Rachel Kiernan.

The installation ' Finding Ouroboros' will be constructed entirely from recycled materials and found objects. It will consist of three major interlinking elements, which will be adorned by smaller works of art.

' We took the theme of Ouroboros as a starting point, which opened up to ideas around renewal, life, death and circularity. The overall theme of the installation is of life overcoming decay and creating beauty. As part of the arts module we formed an artists group out of a desire to create and integrate with world around us,' continued Rachel

The installation will first be displayed at Knockanstockan, the annual three-day, open air festival at the Blessington Lakes, in Lacken, Co. Wicklow. It will feature on the 'Art Trail', with a number of other Art Installations and performances. The work will be moved to Stradbally Hall, Co. Laois for Electric Picnic in August. It will be on display in the Body and Soul area, which brings together artists, musicians, poets and performers from around the world.

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