Sounding Lines, Public Art Event, Kilsheelan, South Tipperary, 30/08/14


Sounding Lines, a visual art project by Claire Halpin and Maree Hensey, intends to encourage participants to navigate and encounter the River Suir in an innovative and unexpected way. Communities will experience a heightened awareness and reverence for the river as a unique historical, cultural and ecological natural resource. It is designed to take you places you might not otherwise go, to see familiar places in a new light and encourage a strong connectivity to the River Suir through sound and visuals.


The artists worked with local primary schools in close proximity to the river. In the workshop they listened to sound recordings of the movement of the River Suir and made individual and large scale collaborative drawings in different materials letting their hands move to the rhythm of the sounds and discussed the river as an amenity and natural resource in their lives.

With older people, the two artists made recordings of their stories and their songs associated with the River Suir. Playing field recordings which had been made along the River Suir, they made expressive marks in clay which were then cast in plaster.  

The Sounding Lines Event:

Multimedia Artwork Trail, Saturday 30th August 2014 (11am - 4pm) 

Location: Tow path (First 5km) starting at Kilsheelan, Co Tipperary.

This one day event will give a physical record and testimony to the creative processes of the Sounding Lines project. This multimedia event will take the form of a trail along the towpath.  There will be artworks from the workshops, sound recordings, video projections, installations, and artworks that have evolved from Maree and Claire’s creative collaboration which will be placed in the natural and built environment of the riverbank.This event intends to encourage participants to navigate and encounter the River Suir in an innovative and unexpected way though taking a unique creative approach and perspective on the River Suir.

This project was commissioned by South Tipperary County Council Arts Service and forms 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. 

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