Tosú Arís, meaning ‘starting over’, is an arts initiative that aims to offer support to those in our community who were bereaved from 2019 onwards, specifically those who came through the pandemic having suffered the loss of their life partner.
Initiated by the Tudor Artisan Hub, in partnership with Writing Changes Lives, Tosú Arís will draw on the healing and transformative power of the arts, both visual and in words. Participants are invited to engage through a series of group workshops and one-to one sessions which take place in March and April. The insight gathered will help inform us as a community into the future; increasing awareness of how best to help those who are affected by bereavement, especially by the loss of a life partner.
Key members of the creative team are: project director, Linda Fahy, Tudor Artisan Hub; Margaret O’Brien, Writing Changes Lives; Sheila Wood, visual artist; Eileen Acheson, writer /tellyourstorywitheileen and Adlerian Counsellor; Eileen Heneghan, writer and energy healer; Pete Smith, photographer and videographer and digital media students, TUS, Clonmel.
There will be a public mixed-media showcase, in the Sean Healy Memorial Library from Monday, 16th to Friday, 20th May. Showcase accessible during normal library opening hours.
Lead presenting artist is Sheila Wood, Tudor Artisan Hub. Sheila graduated from Camberwell School of Art, London. She works expressively using different mediums. Her work will be informed by participants’ input from workshops with Margaret O’Brien, Eileen Acheson and Eileen Heneghan. The showcase will be supported by videographer Pete Smith and Digital media students TUS.
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