Clonmel Applefest is delighted to announce its collaboration with 7 Tipperary Food producers who will host printmaker Aoife Barrett for a 3-day residency each during the months June to August 2022.
The Residencies will culminate in a joint public event on Saturday 3rd September in Clonmel’s Mick Delahunty square in partnership with Tipperary Museum during which Aoife will present her work and engage in participatory printmaking with members of the public. A photo exhibition of the residency will be on display in the Tipperary Museum’s lobby; food from the Tipperary Food Producers network will accompany the occasion. This project is funded by an Arts Council of Ireland FIS grant.
The 7 producers involved are: Blackcastle Farm, Cashel Farmhouse cheeses, Galtee Honey, The Apple Farm, Hickeys Bakery, Irish Hedgerow drinks and Magner’s Farm.
The intention with this joint collaboration is to enrich as well as raise each partner‘s profile and that of the network as a whole. Each producer will receive a Bespoke artist’s response. A full page Zine /newsheet of the overall residency will be produced for public dissemination.
WHY ARE WE DOING THIS PROJECT?
● To collaborate with an vibrant artist who has an excellent arts & public engagement track record
● To engage with a new community of stakeholders (producers, workers & their families, clients/ customers) to broaden the public interest & awareness of locally produced food
● To share stories of locally produced food and food produce and publicise the residencies as a vibrant engagement process & creative collaboration.
Aoife will be visiting the 7 producers and engage with their business & farm to harvest stories, anecdotes, receipes, artefacts & fun facts via interviews and her portable print practice, responding artistically to each location with an individual response, which will be unveiled at a public event on Saturday 3rd September in front of the Tipperary Museum of Hidden Histories.
An exhibit of the installation will also be unveiled for Culture Night on Friday 23rd September and remain on display at the Museum till the 25th October.