Friday, 9 March 2012


The artist collective I'm a member of here in Ballinasloe launches its 2012 exhibition tomorrow night, March 10th, at 7pm, in Hayden's Hotel in the town. There will be wine, poetry, prose, song and art. Everyone is welcome! The exhibition runs until March 18th, daily from 11am to 6pm.

I collaborated with fellow member Úna Spain to creat a video poem. I'll pop it up onto YouTube shortly and link to here. The theme of our exhibition is 'Made in Ballinasloe' and my work features poems about Juno, my daughter, who was made in Ballinasloe. Úna shot stills and video to match the poems and I read the poems over the images; think rag trees, peacocks and pomegranates :)

See The Group 8 blog here for more.


Rachel Fenton said...

Looking forward to the link - the exhibition sounds superb - please post pics if you can; I wish I lived a few thousand miles closer!

That there is little in the way of means of livelihoods since the downturn in industry needs action - your initiative is a superb way to spread the word through a celebration of what you do have in Ballinasloe.


Hi Rae, thanks a million. THere are pics on the Group 8 blog, here: