My Rag Tree Workshop - VISUAL

VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art &
The George Bernard Shaw Theatre

My Rag Tree Workshop

with artist Margaret Walker

Friday 28th April | 2pm - 4:30pm

Admission: Free, but ticket must be booked

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This workshop will commence with a tour of Margaret's exhibition finishing with a discussion of Margarets Sculptural Rag tree, led by Margaret and learning curator Clare Breen. Participants will be invited to engage in Margaret’s process of embroidering or stitching unique sayings relevant to their own homelands. This will form a cultural exchange and topic of conversations on the day with the artist, giving an opportunity for reflections to take place on Irish rituals such as the Hawthorn (An Sceach Gheal) rag tree tradition. To coincide with the Bealtaine festival and May Day, participants will be invited to attach their own textile embroidered pieces to Visuals Hawthorn tree.

Artist Biography

Margaret Walker joined the KCAT Studio in Callan, Co. Kilkenny in 2003. She likes to experiment with mixed media and techniques and enjoys working in paint. Margaret’s work has always been influenced by Irish folklore and rural life and the rural landscape. The most recent work uses traditional fabric skills and is inspired by rag trees and old Irish sayings. Margaret has travelled extensively, including Sweden, America and Germany, and uses this experience in developing ideas for her work.

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