Poetry Day celebration

The County Council’s Arts Service is celebrating All-Ireland Poetry Day in conjunction with the launch of an exhibition of works at the County Museum, Irish Women Artists of the 20th Century, and has invited Alice Lyons, poet and visual artist, to read from her collections of poems.

The County Council’s Arts Service is celebrating All-Ireland Poetry Day in conjunction with the launch of an exhibition of works at the County Museum, Irish Women Artists of the 20th Century, and has invited Alice Lyons, poet and visual artist, to read from her collections of poems.

The exhibition launch and poetry reading will take place from 7.30pm on this Thursday, 6th October at the County Museum at Mick Delahunty Square, Clonmel.

The exhibition, which is drawn from The Niland Collection and the Museum’s collection, provides an opportunity to examine some of the changing themes and practices of women artists throughout the century to the present day and is presented in collaboration with The Model, home of The Niland Collection in Sligo.

Alice Lyons is the author of two collections of poems and is the recipient of the Patrick Kavanagh Award for Poetry, the Ireland Chair of Poetry bursary and bursaries in literature, film and visual art from the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealoine. 

Recently her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Poetry (Chicago), The Irish Review, Stand Magazine and Poetry Ireland Review.  Her poetry film, The Polish Language, co-directed with Orla McHardy, has screened at over 30 film festivals and galleries worldwide and won awards for Best Animation at the Galway Film Fleadh, Kerry Film Festival and was nominated for an IFTA (Irish Film and Television Award). She works as a curator of visual arts at The Dock in Carrick-on-Shannon and was assistant commissioner for Ireland’s representation at the Venice Biennale in 2009. She lives with her family in North Roscommon.

For further information contact Sally O’Leary, Arts Officer, South Tipperary County Council, tel. 052-6134565, e-mail arts@southtippcoco.ie