South Tipp Celebrates
All-Ireland Poetry Day

South Tipperary County Council Arts Service is celebrating All Ireland Poetry Day in conjunction with the launch of an exhibition of works at the South Tipperary County Museum - Irish Women Artists of the 2oth Century, and has invited Alice Lyons, poet and visual artist to read from her collections of poems. The exhibition, which is drawn from The Niland Collection, and the collection of South Tipperary County Museum, provide an opportunity to examine some of the changing themes and practices of women artist’s throughout the century to the present day, and is presented in collaboration with The Model, home of The Niland Collection, Sligo

South Tipperary County Council Arts Service is celebrating All Ireland Poetry Day in conjunction with the launch of an exhibition of works at the South Tipperary County Museum - Irish Women Artists of the 2oth Century, and has invited Alice Lyons, poet and visual artist to read from her collections of poems. The exhibition, which is drawn from The Niland Collection, and the collection of South Tipperary County Museum, provide an opportunity to examine some of the changing themes and practices of women artist’s throughout the century to the present day, and is presented in collaboration with The Model, home of The Niland Collection, Sligo

Alice Lyons is the author of two collections of poems and is the recipient of the Patrick Kavanagh Award for Poetry, the Ireland Chair of Poetry bursary and bursaries in literature, film and visual art from the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealoine. Recently her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in POETRY (Chicago), The Irish Review, Stand Magazine, and Poetry Ireland Review. Her poetry film, The Polish Language, co-directed with Orla Mc Hardy, has screened in over 30 film festivals and galleries worldwide and won awards for Best Animation at the Galway Film Fleadh, Kerry Film Festival and was nominated for an IFTA (Irish Film and Television Award).

She works as a curator of visual arts at The Dock in Carrick-on-Shannon and was Assistant Commissioner for Ireland’s representation at the Venice Biennale in 2009.She lives with her family in North Roscommon.

The launch and poetry reading will take place from 7.30pm on 6th Oct 2011 at South Tipperary County Museum, Mick Delahunty Square, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. For further information contact Sally O’Leary, Arts Officer, South Tipperary County Council. T. 052 6134565, E. arts@southtippcoco.ie, W. www.southtipparts.ie

Meanwhile, South Tipperary County Council Arts Service will continue to develop its Youth Arts programme throughout South Tipperary this year with arts events for young people. The Arts Service works in collaboration with cultural providers, schools and community to provide a wide range of arts activities aimed for young people between the ages of 13 to 20 years. This year The Connex programme kicks of early with a series of animation workshops facilitated by film maker Will Nugent. South Tipperary County Council Arts Service is working in conjunction with Tipperary Libraries and will host a series of Animation workshops at Clonmel Library, aimed at enabling young teens to make short Animated Films. Local filmmaker Will Nugent will introduce a variety of styles and techniques and give hands on instruction and guidance to enable the youngsters to complete individual and group projects. The workshops will be held on Sat 15th Oct, Sat 22th Oct and Sat 5th , 12th 19th and 26th Nov at 2.00 - 5.00pm at Clonmel library. These films will then be screened as part of the Connex programme at South Tipperary County Museum. Places are limited so early booking is advisable. To book a place contact Clonmel Library 052 6124545.