Saturday 23 March 2019

Enniscorthy Arts Trail uses vacant buildings

Maria Pepper

Disused spaces in Enniscorthy town will get a new lease of life during EAT (Enniscorthy Arts Trail), a new festival promoting art and coinciding with the Rockin' Food Festival over the August bank holiday weekend.

The festival will use vacant and existing building within the town, reimagining what a gallery space is.

The Enniscorthy Arts Trail trail will takes in different locations from disused properties on Slaney Street and Castle Street to existing used spaces such as St Mary's Church and the Presentation Art Centre, with venues being open from midday to 4 p.m. each day.

Eight professional artists will showcase their art with the opportunity for the public to meet, ask questions and purchase work. Free workshops, talks, music and art performances along with an interactive creative doodle space will also be on offer.

The artists will include Oonagh Latchford, Seven Victor, Lisa Byrne, Larry Dunne, Emma Howe, Martina Furlong, Kate Tyrrell and Nadia Corridan. Musician Noel Quaid is also involved.

Gorey Guardian