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Spraoi’s Salute to Spring

Award winning street arts company Waterford Spraoi presents Salute to Spring at the Old Market House Arts Centre, Dungarvan, from February 1st 2022.

Salute to Spring with “Spraoi Faoin Spéir” at the Old Market House Arts Centre, Dungarvan

The company is creating a large-scale art installation on the Arts Centre’s external walls which will be illuminated at night. It will remain in-situ throughout February.

“These have been tricky times for communities,” said Spraoi Artistic Director Mike Leahy. “We wanted to work with the Arts Centre to create images, sounds and words of light and hope that mirror spring’s arrival, representing as it does longer days and a sense of optimism for Dungarvan.”

Salute to Spring will include soundtracks created by West Waterford artists including Moe Dunford (Actor), Áine Uí Fhoghlú (Poet), George Higgs (Musician/Composer), and Hannah Carberry (Writer). The soundtracks will be available via QR Code and can be listened to on mobile phones and other devices.

An artistic team comprising of: Ailse Barrie, Bobby Comerford, Ken Fortune, Charles Jacob, Anthony O’Brien, Magdalena Karol, Mike Leahy and Johnny Power worked at Spraoi Studios throughout January to create the artworks. They will be installed on the Arts Centre in days preceding the official launch.

Arts Officer, Margaret Organ remarked ‘Waterford City & Co. Council supported Waterford Spraoi with this project initially in the city last year and we are delighted to host it on one of Dungarvan’s most important buildings. This project has supported many working in the Arts and we welcome Spraoi’s vision to re-imagine and create in these changing times’.

Salute to Spring is partnered and co-funded by the Arts Council Faoin Spéir programme and Waterford City and County Council.


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