Tar Isteach Roundtable

Visual Art / Exhibition



Organization: Bealtaine Festival

Event location: Online

City/Town: Online / Online

County: Galway

Event dates: 27 Nov 2020 - 27 Nov 2020

Event Venue: Online

Event time: 10 am to 12:30 pm

Contact phone: 01 805 7713

Web: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/tar-isteach-roundtable-towards-hospitable-creative-practices-tickets-128110230147


Live Zoom Discussion Event This event is the second in a pair of conversations book-ending the Tar Isteach Commission. The first roundtable took place last October 2019 at IMMA as a closed research and knowledge-gathering event. This reconvened Roundtable will be a public facing event via Zoom that aims to share and disseminate insights and learning from the Tar Isteach project which engaged with ‘New Irish’ residents and citizens in Salthill, Galway City, Lisdoonvarna Co. Clare and Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon through via a series of encounters, meetings and workshops. As the project reaches its conclusion, the artists now wish to revisit their original questions, informed by the research of their practice. - Who speaks? Who gains? Who has leverage? - Can creating a poetic space support wellbeing for some? - How can artists remain ‘apart from’ as opposed to ‘part of’ the current system of provision? Contributing speakers will include: the artists Maeve Collins; Monica De Bath; Julie Griffiths; commissioning partners - Bealtaine / Age & Opportunity Clare, Galway City and Roscommon County Councils, local authority Arts Officers, IMMA and returning invited contributors with experience of the Direct Provision system. We welcome artists and cultural workers, those working to further cultural equality and diversity, human rights and social activists, New Irish residents and citizens to attend.