Contemporary art at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2012

Curators Joe Keenan, Siobhan Harton and Sally O'Dowd carefully selected and Invited over 40 major local national and international artist to exhibit in Cavan. Some of these artists are world renowned including Maser, Canvaz and DMC (Graffiti), Amanda Coogan, Aine Philips and Michael Mayhew (Performance) and Clearly/Connolly (Installation) along side many more.

trans-art.cavan showcased the most interesting contemporary art programme in conjunction with Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2012. This major new fringe programme of exhibitions and interventions, aimed to enrich the creative lives of the public and confirm Cavan’s reputation as a town that encourages artists and their work. trans-art ran over a two week period from August 4th to August 19th.

trans-art curators broke the barriers between art and public by creating unique environments that are inviting and exciting to visit and by hosting a wide range of art practices involving over 40 local, national and international artists. This programme included exhibitions, installations, performances, artist’s talks, tours, film, street art, site-specific works, workshops, open forums and a souvenir shop. The work was shown at thirteen venues around Cavan Town including four churches, the Kinnypottle river and the swimming pool with Cavan Institute, Main Street serving as the trans-art hub.

In association with Culture Cavan and the International Fund for Ireland and Peace Funding, five leading figures and emerging artists also engaged with communities as part of the programme, bringing contemporary art to a wider audience and expanding conventional definitions of both art and community based practice. These five artists and their work can be viewed using the following links..

Patricia McKenna

Sally O'Dowd

Michael Fortune

Maria Anastassiou

Siobhan Harton

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