1. A Drawing a Day - by Els Borghart 1st -31st May 2020 - on an Táin Arts Centre Instragram page
'A Drawing A Day' will focus on the idea of journaling through drawing in response to the current COVID 19 crisis. Her drawings will be a creative response to the impact of social distancing and isolation as the new normal. What does it do to us, how does it change the way we see the world around us? Quick one hour drawings will explore visually how this narrative evolves over the course of 31 days. Els Borghart (BE) lives and works in Drogheda since 2008. She works as a visual artist and is a founding member, co-director and curator with ELS + DECLAN and EDDE Art. She has an MA in Fine Art (LUCA School of Arts –Belgium) and an MA in Cultural Policy & Art Management (University Antwerp Management School – Belgium). She exhibits regularly in Ireland, Belgium and the UK. Her work is part of public and private collections both in Ireland and in Belgium. Els received awards by Create Louth and the Arts Council of Ireland in recent years. Her work was shortlisted for the renowned Zürich Portrait Prize 2019 by the National Gallery of Ireland and subsequently became part of the Belgian State Art Collection. Click Below to be redirected to An Táin Arts Centre Instagram page.
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2. New Writings in The Argus
'The Loss of Physical Exchange' by Bernard Gaul | Until Monday 4th May
In this piece, Bernard details the changing ways we interact through social distancing from the unique perspective of a visual artist, and explores how it might impact on our interactions with people and art, in the future. Bernhard Gaul is a member of AAEX (Art as Exchange), a local group bringing together artists to collaborate and develop art in the region, often with a community focus.
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