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Art of the People at Central Library

Art of the People celebrates Waterford art making and art makers. Presented in the windows of Waterford City & County Council’s Central Library, the installation itself, offers a window into the diversity and vibrancy of artistic practice in the city including: theatre, music, outdoor arts, film, literature, visual arts, dance and photography. It reflects art as an integral part of our society and its ability to express a sense of people and their place.

Art of the People includes photography by Jamie Beamish, Noel Browne, Tereza Čechová, Sofia Daniela, Joe Evans, Eadaoin Murphy, Leon Murphy, Gerard O’Keeffe, Matthew Reilly, Colin Shanahan and Hayley Stuart.

“This is Waterford library’s contribution to the Well Festival of Art & Well-being 2020,” said librarian Sinead O’Higgins from Central Library. “This style of presentation allows us to overcome Covid-19 limitations and can be enjoyed safely by passers-by. We were delighted to work with T.V. Honan, himself a powerhouse in the Arts in Waterford to create this timely exhibition. Art of the People is not presented as a comprehensive study of art making in Waterford but it does capture a very personal view of and tribute to all our art makers. We hope that Art of the People will inspire, fire imaginations and start conversations about the potential impact of the arts in these very different times.”

The installation which is organised by Europe Direct Waterford can be viewed from Lady Lane and Bakehouse Lane runs until the 31st of October.

The Well Festival of Arts & Well-being continues this week until Saturday 10 October with opportunities for all ages to make music, dance, paint, create, experience and celebrate the arts, and it’s all free. The Well Festival is organised by Waterford Libraries, Garter Lane Art Centre and Waterford Healing Arts Trust.  Check out for the full programme.


For further information Contact: Sinead O’Higgins 087 3637119

Photo credit: Colin Shanahan
Company: Waterford Pantomime Society

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