One of the oldest and most powerful of mythical beings associated with Ireland, the Cailleach (a witch or wise old woman) forms part of the Great Goddess trinity, alongside younger incarnations as the maiden and the mother.
Bealtaine Festival 2021 is pleased to present the premiere of Dawn to Dusk, an artist documentary film by Therry Rudin which observes and documents the artists’ collective Na Cailleacha, of which she is a member. Na Cailleacha are six visual artists, one jazz musician, and a curator-writer who came together during 2020 to explore being female, older and hopefully wiser.
The screening will be followed by a roundtable discussion with filmmaker Therry Rudin, Curator-writer Catherine Marshall (both members of Na Cailleacha) and artist Aideen Barry. The event will be chaired by Gráinne Humphries, Festival Director of the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival.
Further Bealtaine Festival events with na Cailleacha include:
5 May – 12 June – Na Cailleacha, Exhibition & Symposium, South Tipperary Arts Centre: https://bealtaine.ie/bealtaine-event/na-cailleacha-exhibition-and-symposium/
Fri 28 May – Dawn to Dusk Screening – Mayo: https://bealtaine.ie/bealtaine-event/na-cailleacha-dawn-to-dusk-film-screening/
This event is part of a series of na Cailleacha events, during Bealtaine at Home 2021, which have emerged from the collaboration between: visual artists, Helen Comerford, Barbara Freeman, Patricia Hurl, Maria Levinge, Therry Rudin and Gerda Teljeur; jazz musician Carol Nelson and curator and art-writer Catherine Marshall. Na Cailleacha, would like to acknowledge the support of: Tipperary County Council Arts Service; The Ballinglen Foundation Mayo and Bealtaine Festival / Age & Opportunity.