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Surface/Ground/Support - Exploring surface within drawing practice

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Surface/Ground/Support - Exploring surface within drawing practice. Intermediate /Advanced online workshop with Kiera O’Toole

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Beginning with the question “Is there such a thing as a blank surface in drawing? this two-day workshop explores the role of surface/ground/support within the process and practice of drawing. Using examples of my own drawing practice and contemporary Irish and International artists drawing practice, we will consider the material and conceptual relationship between the graphic mark and surface/ground/support and how one informs and forms the other.

Kiera O’Toole is an independent visual artist and a practice-based PhD researcher in drawing at Loughborough University, UK. Her practice interrogates the perceptual and aesthetic experience of drawing both inside and outside the gallery space. Kiera is interested in drawing’s capacity to bring forth the essence of a phenomena while making connections that arise between the aesthetic experience and the surrounding environment and/or society.

This is a two part workshop, running on two consecutive days - Sat 16 Oct 1:00-3:30pm and Sun 17 Oct 1:00-3:30pm.

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Ballina Fringe Festival returns from 9th – 17th October 2021

Ballina Fringe Festival is an artistic exploration of life lived on the edge of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way served up in a festival of words, art and music.


The festival returns for another year of outdoors, online and intimate venues from 9th – 17th October 2021, in association with the Ice House Hotel & Spa.

All 2021 events and tours , both paid and free events, will be ticketed to manage audience numbers.

Join us as we dip and weave our way though exceptional art, musical entertainment, botanical discoveries, tales well told and lyrical words that dance through poetry.

Pure Ballina – Ballina Fringe Festival’s community street art project
Another great year beckons for Pure Ballina street art , bringing internationally known street artist Canvaz back to his Mayo roots to collaborate with St Augustine's Community Nursing Unit to create unique community and world-leading street art once more in Ballina. Funded by and Topline Archers Ballina.

Ballina Fringe Festival is developed in partnership with Ballina Arts Centre and Mayo North.

Covid-19 restrictions

We understand that due to the changing nature of public health advice, there may be a very small chance that we may not be able to run some festival events as planned or indeed at all. Should public health advice indicate that this is the case, all tickets purchased will be fully refundable and we will offer a no-quibble money-back guarantee.

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