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FREE Writing and Walking Workshop at Artlink Fort Dunree, Buncrana, Co. Donegal

12. November 2023 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm


10.30am-1pm Sunday 12th November 2023

Join writer Bernie McGill for a writing workshop that takes inspiration from the history and natural environment of the site at Fort Dunree that overlooks Lough Swilly and the North Atlantic. This workshop will offer prompts and writing exercises to initiate ideas and will use as inspiration the works-in-progress in the Saldanha Gallery, created by the artists and makers who have been working in response to the Sea Change project. We will also use as inspiration the work of writers from across these islands who have written in response to the sea. Participants will have the opportunity (weather permitting) to explore the site and to write in response to their surroundings at Fort Dunree. Dress for the weather and in comfortable walking shoes and bring writing materials, preferably a hardback notebook (or equivalent) for note-taking outdoors.

This is a free workshop but numbers are limited. To book email info@artlink.ie

Initiated through partnership work with ARTLINK Fort Dunree during 2023, Sea Change offered three Causeway-based artists and three Donegal-based artists the unique opportunity to work collaboratively to explore our shared cultural heritage of living and working along this stunning island coastline – from the creative inspiration it provides to artists, to our maritime heritage and also the current environmental crisis and its impact on coastal communities.

Sea Change is a long-term project which we hope will ultimately result in an ambitious touring exhibition potentially involving three venues/organisations on the island of Ireland – Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre, Artlink and a venue yet to be identified.

In this pilot four-month project, all six artists met on-site at Artlink Fort Dunree to discuss their individual practice, discover mutual creative connections and influences and also collaborated through various mediums including technology and postal artwork/writings.

From 8-15 November, the group present elements of their ongoing project work at Artlink with a day of public participation on Sunday 12 November.

For full details of the Sea Change Project Showcase featuring artists Cliodhna Timoney, Nicola Nimec, Cathal McGinley, Andrea Spencer and Tim Stampton follow this link to ARTLINK Fort Dunree.



Artlink Fort Dunree
Fort Dunree
Buncrana, Co. Donegal, F93 C424 Ireland
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