Today as part of the Bealtaine celebrations in Mayo, along with Edel and Anne Marie from the Jackie Clarke Collection, I gave a guided tour and talk of my Paper Bloom exhibition.
The guided tour started off with Ann Marie McGing, Mayo County Councils Assistant Arts Officer, saying a few words, followed by Anne Marie Forbes from the Jackie Clarke Collection, who gave a background on the Jackie Clarke Collection.
I spoke about my experiences of being artist in residence at the Jackie Clarke Collection, and the making of Paper Bloom. Edel Golden, the manager of the Jackie Clarke Collection, was there to give everyone an insight into the history of some the artifacts that inspired my artwork Paper Bloom.
After the talks at the Jackie Clarke Collection we went to the Seomra to see the community exhibition, and then on to the Ballina Civic Offices to see my Paper Bloom installation piece.
It was a fantastic day, since the weather was lovely we gave the talks outside which was a real bonus! Thank you so much to everyone who came along today.