|Artist Name(s)||Claire Halpin & Maree Hensey|
|Artwork title||Sounding Lines|
|Context/Background||Sounding Lines was a collaborative visual art project by Claire Halpin and Maree Hensey which encouraged participants to navigate and encounter the River Suir in an innovative and unexpected way. Communities experienced a heightened awareness and reverence for the river as a unique historical, cultural and ecological natural resource and experienced a strong connectivity to the River Suir through sound and visuals.|
The artists engaged with local schools, local Day Care Centre, the Workman’s Boat Club, Suir Dragon Paddlers and local fishermen through workshops, meetings and creative engagement. The year long project concluded with a multimedia artwork trail along the towpath at Kilsheelan, Co.Tipperary. This one day event gave participants the opportunity to experience artworks from the community workshops, sound recordings from the natural environment of the river, oral recordings, archival recordings, video projections, installations, and artworks that evolved from Maree and Claire’s creative collaboration installed in the natural and built environment of the riverbank.
The artists made a conscious decision to exhibit the work in a non- traditional gallery setting bringing the artworks back to their source and allowing and promoting accessibility and legacy for those who would not ordinarily visit galleries or engage in contemporary art.
Over 100 intergenerational visitors from the locality and beyond the county participated in the event including local community, walking groups, pupils from local schools, local council, fishing groups, rowing club etc. All interacted with the artworks along the towpath at the listening points, viewing points, in the fisherman’s huts and historic boat houses as they walked the 2.5 km enjoying the natural landscape of the River Suir and its surrounding environment.
Further information and documentation: https://soundinglines.wordpress.com
Maree Hensey- Already on publicart.ie http://www.mareehensey.com/
Claire Halpin http://www.clairehalpin.ie/
|Commission Type||Local Authority|
|Commissioning process||Public Tender|
|Project commission dates||September 30, 2013 - August 30, 2014|
South Tipperary County Council Arts Service and part of an INTERREG IVB programme entitled Green and Blue Futures. South Tipperary County Council is one of the partners of this European Partnership Project
|Art Practice||Arts Participation|
|Funded By||South Tipperary County Council,European Funding|
|Budget Range||10000 - 30000 euro|
|Project commission start date||30/09/2013|
|Project commission end date||30/08/2014|
|Location||Kilsheelan, Cahir and Clonmel Public event- Kilsheelan|
|Content contributor(s)||Sally O'Leary, editor and Melanie Scott, Arts Officer, Tipperary County Council|
Greystones Educate Together National School appointed a voluntary committee with relevant expertise to oversee the per cent for art commissioning process. An external curator, Máire Davey, was appointed specifically for her expertise in working in a highly collaborative way as meaningful involvement from the students and school was viewed as central to the process. The procurement route chosen was limited invited competition.