For Bealtaine 2022, artist Aoife Barrett from Print Van Go, travelling print studio, is working with Age Friendly Roscrea to capture and share stories of traditional crafts and skills.
The Tinned Stories project will weave tales of traditional techniques and tools into bespoke tins of hand-carved rubber stamps. Each story makes a new set of stamps that fits into a small aluminium tin with a hand printed book and printed artwork to go with it.
Members of Age Friendly Roscrea are invited to join us for tea and cake at the Courthouse, Roscrea, every Friday from April 1st – May 6th, 1pm – 3pm to share their skills and local knowledge. Working one-to-one and in small groups, Aoife will help draw out stories and memories before co-creating a bespoke tin of stamps in response to the themes of the story. The project will culminate in an exhibition displaying the resulting stamps and prints as well as a series of public workshops to highlight and celebrate these tales of traditional techniques and tools. This public event is open to all and will take place at The Courthouse, Roscrea from Tuesday 10th – Thursday 13th May 2022.
Drop-in story sharing sessions: Fridays, April 1st – May 6th, 1pm-3pm
Public Exhibition and Workshops: Tuesday 10th May – Thursday 12th May