County Clare based artist Deirdre O’Mahony is currently working with the South Tipperary Rural Arts Group on a temporary installation and exhibition event to be held Burncourt Community Hall on Thursday, June 27 entitled “The River Culture Pop-Up Space”
The installation and exhibition is a collective effort by the artist, the South Tipperary Rural Arts Group, local fisher folk, hunters and the South Tipperary County Museum to assemble a collection of museum objects and local collections of tools, flies, rods, traps and hunting and fishing related materials that speak of the specific culture of river life on the Suir and its surroundings. The artist has interviewed local fisher folk and hunters and these provide the soundtrack to a DVD projection in the shed behind the community hall. This will be shown in tandem with a demonstration of how to smoke fish and also allow those attending to partake of venison burgers on Thurs 27th June, time to be confirmed. All are welcome.There will be a talk at 7.30 by Deirdre O’Mahony on the X-PO Project, which she initiated in a former rural post office in Kilnaboy, Co. Clare in 2007. The space is still operating successfully as a social and cultural hub and run by informal clubs and groups using the space.
This event will be part of the launch of the South Tipperary Rural international Cultural Festival which will include an “Inspiring Rural Creativity” Seminar on Friday, June, 28th which will also be held in Burncourt Community Hall followed by a “Gathering at the Crossroads “at the Farmhouse Pub, Graigue on Friday night.
“The River Culture Pop-Up Space” will be open to all at times to be confirmed on 28/29/30 June 2013.
This exhibition will be of interest not only to those involved in the pursuits of fishing and hunting but to anyon interested in the memorabilia of rural life in the past. South Tipperary Rural Arts Group is very appreciative of the great efforts being made by fishermen and hunters from the South Tipperary locality for their enthusiastic response to the sourcing of materials many of which tell an interesting story in themselves.
This temporary exhibition is not to be missed.