Bealtaine Festival Artists’ Residency 2019

Artists’ Residency: Sunday, August 25th – Friday, September 6th
Public Discussion at Wexford Arts Centre: Wednesday, September 4th (2 pm)

We are delighted to once again host the Age & Opportunity Visual Arts Residency, our 5th year hosting a group of artists in association with Bealtaine Festival. This program is something we look forward to every year because, in addition to being wonderfully gracious guests, the participating artists are practitioners who Co-Directors Rosie and Frank have long admired. This year is certainly no exception. It is a treat sitting down to meals together, sharing in conversation and watching the artists work through their process in the studio.

The idea behind the residency is to create a quiet space over the course of two weeks for artists of different generations to consider their practices, and the changing contexts of those practices as time has moved on in their career. This year, Richard Gorman, Eithne Jordan, and Tamsin Snow have been selected as the Age & Opportunity Visual Arts Residency artists. There are no formal outcomes expected from the project other than an artistic engagement with the other artists. The residency will take place from 26th August to 6th September.

Panel discussion at Wexford Arts Centre with Richard Gorman, Eithne Jordan, and Tamsin Snow

Join us on Wednesday 4th September at 2 pm for a panel discussion with the artists at Wexford Arts Centre to mark the end of their residency. Presented in partnership with Wexford Arts Department, the artists will discuss their practice and the experience of working in Wexford, and there will also be an opportunity for critical engagement with the artists.

This Residency is an Age & Opportunity ARTS initiative, for more information on Age & Opportunity’s Arts Programme visits

All welcome, no booking required.

Image left Richard Gorman, SINKKER, 2017, centre Tamsin Snow, Autopsy, 2015, right Eithne Jordan, Houses with Fences III, 2005