W H A T' S   O N
A guide to other events happening during festival time.

Download Art In The Open Festival Schedule here.

Saturday 28th July, 11AM
with Alvin Mark Tan
Wexford Library, Malin Street, Wexford.

Open to all Adults and Juniors 12yrs+. A presentation by Singapore artist Alvin Mark Tan about his work, showing the how and why of Urban Sketching. Sketchpads and pens will be provided. Fill your pad during the festival and maybe win a prize at the Festival Exhibition.

Please book your place by phone +35353919 6760 or call into Library in person. Download Poster

Urban Sketchers' Website            Urban Sketchers Facebook Page

Monday, 30th July at 8.00pm
Screening at Wexford Arts Centre.

Screening of the award winning painted animation film with introduction and QandA with Sandra Hickey, painter on Loving Vincent.
Free, open to the public.

Wednesday, 1 August at 7.30pm
The making of the fine art print.

Print demonstration and talk
by Debora Ando at The Gallery at Greenacres.

Debora Ando, a practising printmaker from Black Church Print Studio will introduce the fundamentals of the intaglio printing process including drypoint, various intaglio processes including hardground, softground, aquatint, sugar lift, chine colle, carborundum and surface roll-ups. The transfer of drawings to the plate and registration methods will be explained. A demonstration of inking up and printing plates using a small portable press will be carried out. You will also have a chance to pull a print! The talk will also refer to the Black Church Print Studio exhibition, IN:PRINT which is currently on show in the Gallery. Participants will gain a more in-depth understanding of the variety of techniques and processes that make up the complexities of printing. The talk will conclude with Q & A session.
Free, open to the public. Please register your attendance with Greenacres. Download Poster

Wednesday, 1 August at 9pm
Local musicians and whoever joins in.

at T.MORRIS PUB, Monck St, Wexford.

Just show up and enjoy!

Friday, 3rd August at 8pm
at Clayton Whites Hotel, Abbey St., Wexford.
Artists Caomhán Mac Con Iomaire and Sarah Ward will lead an in-conversation event and give their impression of a major exhibition currently on display at the National Gallery of Ireland; Roderic O'Conor and Moderns. Between Paris and Pont-Aven. The talk will include an introduction to the works in the show by artists such as O'Conor, Van Gogh, Gauguin and Amiet. This will be followed by a discussion about the artists' colony at Pont Aven where Roderic O'Conor took up residence for 13 years, how the NGI have displayed the works and the accompanying Education and public programme.

Saturday, 4th Aug., 11am-1pm
"Modern Landscapes and Different Strokes! Co. Wexford in the Style of Roderic O'Conor"
at Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford.
Enjoy some creative family time and produce your own artwork inspired by the Co. Wexford landscape and the painting style of Roderic O'Conor. This drop-in drawing workshop is suitable for families with children aged between 3 and 10 years old. The tutors will demonstrate the many ways artists can depict a landscape in their work and encourage families to produce an artwork in the style of O'Conor using strokes of bright colours.

Sunday 5th August, 11AM
with Alvin Mark Tan
Clayton Whites Hotel, Wexford.

Open to all Adults and Juniors 12yrs+. A presentation by Singapore artist Alvin Mark Tan.
"My primary goal when I travel is to paint. I film my expeditions using a fairly simple set of tools. Here, I'm introducing you to the equipment I use when I make my painting/ sketching vlogs. There are many vloggers that have really high-end and fantastic equipment that they take out with them for a shoot. But again, for me, because painting's my focus and filming is secondary, I am always reminded of how compact I should have my equipment. Until I can afford to have a real physical film to follow my adventures, this will have to do. :)"

Alvin's Youtube Channel            Alvin's Blog

Sunday 5th August, 12noon
at mass in Church of the Immaculate Conception, Rowe St., Wexford.

Credo is a 5 part acapella group. We sing familiar & rarely sung sacred music . Invites to sing at your church welcome. contact : credowexford@gmail.com

Credo's Facebook Page           

Tuesday 7th August, 2-5pm
Farewell Paint Out - All Welcome

Join us in Dublin on Tuesday 7th August for an impromptu celebration of outdoor painting with the great Merrion Square Paint-Out. Taking inspiration from the National Gallery of Ireland exhibition of the work of Irish post-impressionist Roderic O'Conor, artists will set up to paint from 2pm to 5pm in Merrion Square and neighbouring city streets.

Merrion Square Paint Out Flyer           

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