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Schedule of Events 2010
Of Audacious Insects and Cryptic Amphibians: Experiencing the Biodiversity of the Bogs.
Talk by environmental artist Brandon Ballengee. 8pm at Teach Lea, Boora
June 5th to June 14th
The John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Culture Heritage
Offaly County Council Heritage office and Sculpture in the Parklands will host a residency programme for MA students in Public Humanities from Brown University (USA). Students will be involved with recording oral histories and developing a multi-media programme documenting West Offaly heritage and culture. Programme will be delivered by Dr. Ian Russell and Kevin O’Dwyer.
June 17th & 18th
Sculpture in the Parklands- Equational Landscape Architecture
World in Denmark- Landscape Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark
Co-Authors: Dermot Foley/Kevin O’Dwyer. Presenter: Dermot Foley
July 19th to July 23rd
Insect Festival Education workshop - Brandon Ballengee
Environmental artist Brandon Ballengee with present a one- week education programme for 7 to 12 year olds at Teach Lea Community hall and Lough Boora Parklands. Brandon will explore the world of the insect with the participants through field trips, drawing, photography and painting. Educational, informative and fun! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for booking and further information.
July 24th to July 31st
Love Motel for Insects - Brandon Ballengee
Light installation by environmental artist Brandon Ballengee, which explores the nocturnal life of the insect world. One-day workshops and night walks to the installation will provide an insight into the rich biodiversity of Lough Boora Parklands.
July 1st to July 30th
Legitimate Bodies Dance Company- Artist in Residence
Nick Bryson and Cristina Golette with choreograph a series of dances based on the sculptures in the parklands. The programme will culminate with an evening performance during the Insect Festival on July 31 st. Further information will be available in June.
Nigel Rolfe- Artist in Residence
Rolfe has been active as a performance artists since the 1970’s. His work has been featured in the Irish Museum of Modern Art.
September 6th to September 24th
Alfio Bonanno-Artist in Residence
Alfio Bonanno is a pioneer of environmental art and a representative of the European development of Land Art or Art in Nature over the past 35 years. Alfio is a site-specific, outdoor installation artist who has been creating large-scale sculptures within selected, natural environments.
September 10th to September 24th
John Grande – Writer in Residence
The author of Balance: Art and Nature (Black Rose Books, 2004), Intertwining: Landscape, Technology, Issues, Artists (Black Rose Book), John Grande’s Art Nature Dialogues: Interviews with Environmental Artists (SUNY Press). John curates a yearly international exhibition of nature sculpture at the royal Botanical Gardens, Canada.
Events: - Dates to be Confirmed
Black is the Earth
Original music composition for Piano Accordion, percussion and string trio by Adele O’Dwyer. Performance during September residency programme.
Legitimate Bodies, Black is the Earth, Nigel Rolfe
Performance at Birr Theatre, Co. Offaly and University College Dublin. Dates to be confirmed.