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Waterford Poetry Prize 2017

April 26, 2017 in ArtLInks News, Events from the Arts Sector, Featured News, Waterford City & County Arts Office

 

Waterford City & County Council

The Arts Office, Waterford City & County Council is pleased to announce details of the Waterford Poetry Prize 2017. The Waterford Poetry Prize is open to all writers currently living on the island of Ireland.

The prize will be presented at the Imagine Arts Festival incorporating the Waterford Writers Weekend which runs from October 19th - 29th 2017 in venues throughout Waterford city and county. This prize has emerged from the influence of the late Waterford writer Seán Dunne whose poetry still continues to inspire.  

There is no age limit and no entry fee for the Waterford Poetry Prize 2017.

The first prize is €400 plus attendance at a designated writing course at the Molly Keane Writers Retreat, Ardmore in 2018. 2nd prize €300. 3rd prize €200. The closing date for receipt of entries is 12 noon on 26th June 2017.

The entry form and guidelines can be downloaded from www.waterfordcouncil.ie and www.waterfordarts.com or by contacting the Arts Office on 058/41416.

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Artlinks Bursary Recipient Scoops IFTA Award!

April 12, 2017 in ArtLInks News, Featured News

 

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The Arts Office, Waterford City & County Council and the Artlinks partners congratulate James Phelan from Ballymacarbry, Co. Waterford who won the top award for script writing at the Irish Film and Television Awards. James is a current Artlinks bursary recipient.

James won for the funny and clever script he wrote for the mini-series 'Wrecking the Rising' - a look at what happens when three history enthusiasts from 2016 find themselves transported back to the heart of the action in the Easter Rising in Dublin 1916.It aired as part of the 1916 commemorations last year to critical and popular acclaim, and starred actor Peter Coonan, of Love/Hate.

James also wrote the script for the hit RTE drama 'Striking Out.' The star of that series, actress Amy Huberman, won the best actress in a lead role in a drama IFTA for her role. The IFTA Awards took place in the Mansion House in Dublin on Saturday 8th April 2017. 

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Bursaries available for Waterford Artists

April 12, 2017 in ArtLinks Bursaries, Featured News, Waterford City & County Arts Office

Waterford City & County Council

 

The Arts Office of Waterford City & County Council has announced that applications are currently open to attend The Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig, the artists’ workplace in County Monaghan during 2017. Artists in all disciplines can avail of residential stays during 2017 to work on specific artistic projects. 

The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon on Monday 8th May 2017. 

Full details and the application form is available from www.waterfordarts.com and www.waterfordcouncil.ie

 

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Art for Buoys Project, Dungarvan

October 10, 2016 in ArtLInks News, Featured News, Waterford City & County Arts Office

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As part of Waterford City & County Council’s programme to redevelop the landscaping on the roundabouts on the N25 Dungarvan Bypass. The Council’s Environment Department in partnership with the Arts Office is pleased to announce the result of their call out to artists to submit proposals.

The commission for the buoy at the Cork Road/Youghal road roundabout has been awarded to Dan Leo, a multi-disciplinary artist based in Co. Kilkenny with a maritime inspired piece titled ‘The Undercurrent’. His works span a variety of mediums, from digital illustration to large scale mural work but he is better known for his brushwork on canvas. Dan has a graphic style born from a steady consumption of obscure cultures, cartoons, music and street level art movements. His work most often depicts nature and animals in a style that has heavy line work, pattern elements and is bold in colour. Dan's work has helped him travel and paint across Europe and the USA, he has many significant corporate clients and the Kingfisher piece with Waterford Walls is one of his works locally. Arts Officer, Margaret Organ said that they were pleased to have someone of Dan’s calibre to lead off on this project.

Owing to the high quality of submissions received, two further commissions have been awarded to the artist Brigid Shelly from Ardmore for the buoy beside the Cathy Barry boat on the Cork Road with a Seagull inspired piece. Shona Shirley Macdonald, An Rinn will also be working on a buoy, details of which will be released in the Spring.

Raymond Moloney, SEO Environment Department thanked all the artists who submitted work and said that they planned in 2017 to advertise for submissions for the painting of some more of the remaining buoys in the vicinity. In the meantime, work on the above commissions will take place over the coming months.