Welcome to our December 2012 Newsletter. It’s been a roller coaster ride since we opened in March and we’re delighted with how things have developed. Thank you all for your support and encouragement. We now have 3700 fans following our every move on our Facebook page and our Kids workshops have really taken off as well as our film production facility. Further details of these and more can be seen on this Website. Thanks again and please stay tuned.
The Miners of Bunmahon; Copper Coast Productions based at The Art Hand is delighted to announce that it has been commissioned to create a series of films called The Miners of Bunmahon. The films are being directed and produced by Sean Corcoran and Angela Mulcahy and have been commissioned by The Copper Coast Geopark. The main film tells the story of a day in the life of a mining family in the 1800’s. There will also be 5 shorter films that cover specific elements of Bunmahon’s mining heritage.
The main cast and crew are already in place but if you would like to be an extra please ring Angela on 086 8569358. We need men, women and children of various ages, preferably living in the area and preferably with some acting experience. Filming will take place from January 11th. Hope you won’t mind working in the cold and up to your knees in mud!
Irish Film Premiere of Village by the Sea; We are also delighted to say that there will be an Irish Premiere of Village by the Sea in the Geopark Visitors Centre in Bunmahon on Saturday December 15th at 8pm. The film which was shot in Bunmahon in March of this year retraces the footsteps of Edith Collier, the New Zealand artist who came here in 1914 and 1915. Her paintings of the area from that time and the people she encountered are featured throughout the film alongside many contemporary interviews with local people and dramatic footage of The Copper Coast.
Angela Mulcahy and Sean Corcoran co-ordinated and managed the production of the film and assisted the New Zealand Director Michael Heath and Cinematographer Stephen Latty. “Village By the Sea” had its world premiere in Wellington, New Zealand at the New Zealand International Film Festival and it is currently touring film festivals around the world.
Tickets are now on sale at €10 each with all proceeds going to the Save Ryan and Ethan Appeal. This will help two Tramore kids who have been diagnosed with ALD, a rare, serious, progressive, neurological and metabolic genetic disorder. Further details of this very worthy cause can be seen on their Facebook page. To book your seat please ring Angela on 086 8569358.
The Open Week and Exhibition has now come to an end including the graduation of this terms Kids @ The Art Hand students. All our young students were excited to show the art they had made over the previous 10 weeks to their speechless families and friends. There were also several visits from local National Schools. The building was jam packed with colourful batiks hanging overhead, giant group collages on the walls, clay sculptures, a 12 foot handmade Christmas tree, stop motion animations and much more. In fact just about every inch of the walls and ceilings were used to display the incredible selection of artworks. Well done to all the graduates, keep up the good work. Follow The Art Hand on Facebook to see exactly how much stuff is going on here.
Kids @ The Art Hand are back on the 15th of January with an exciting new range of classes covering everything from Batik and Collage to Animation and Sculpture. This will be a 10 week term including a Family Art Class, where big people can get stuck in too! These popular classes are run by artists Sean and Miranda Corcoran at their custom built facility near Bunmahon. They also bring these workshops to National Schools around the county. Tuesdays are for kids aged 4 to 7 and on Thursdays it’s kids aged 8 to 12. They will also have art classes for teenagers up and running soon. Classes run for 90 minutes starting at 3.30pm and 5pm. The cost for the term is €90 per child including all materials. The cost for two or more children from the same family is €80 each. For further details ring 051 292919 or visit there website; www.theArtHand.com
The Solas Centre Mosaic is expected to be installed somewhere in Waterford city in January. Over 500 people were involved in creating the piece last October in the Peoples Park at the Solas Centre Run for Life event. The mosaic features over 5000 pieces and is over 12 foot wide by 4 foot high. The vibrant design represents light and hope. The project was made possible by generous suppliers and enthusiastic volunteers and was co-ordinated by The Art Hand.
The Art Hand
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