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Past Events

SEEK SPRAY PAINTING WORKSHOPS

SEEK at the Square - try your hand at spray painting and street art. These workshops are messy – please wear old clothes!


Workshops are facilitated by artist Michael Stafford with Creative Spark


 

SEEK Summer School - Sculpture

Are you interested in a creative career? This year Seek Festival have joined forces with 5 incredible artists to create a series of unique workshop events. Each workshop will consist of a hands-on workshop where you can learn new skills and techniques. There will also be a talk from the artist about their practice, past projects and their career journey.

These workshops are suitable for ages 16+ who are interested in a creative career. They are also suitable for adults wanting to start a creative career.

Eimear graduated from NCAD in 2015, and was awarded the Fire Station Artist’s Studios graduate residency. She then received a landmark sculpture commission from Dublin Port. Entitled ‘Drop’, this work is on permanent public display in Dublin Port’s Sculpture Garden. Eimear received the Arts Council’s prestigious Next Generation Award (2018) and presented her first solo exhibition ‘SHAPE, HEAP. thing’ in Droichead Arts Centre (2018). Recent exhibitions include ‘Lace Paint Hair’ at The National Gallery of Ireland and ‘Less Stress More Success’ Kilkenny Arts Office Gallery. She was invited to exhibit at 190th RHA Annual (2020). Eimear’s works are in the collection of OPW, Dublin Port and The Collection of the Arts Council of Ireland.

Eimear is currently studying a Masters with Goldsmiths, University of London, where her research is focused on pedagogy and the arts. With the support of the Arts Councils Young Peoples, Children and Education Bursary Eimear is creating works which examine how we can engage with non-art materials while living remote lives.

Workshop: Sculpture making workshops, explore different making techniques using non-traditional art materials to create sculptures


SEEK Festival is centered on promoting contemporary urban art in Dundalk, Ireland. By commissioning established and emerging artists locally, nationally and internationally, we aim to promote the town culturally and artistically, repositioning the area as a vibrant hub for creativity.

SEEK 2022 will highlight the important influence art can have in the public domain, its role as a catalyst for change, helping reinvigorate and refresh some of our town centre spaces. The themes behind the artwork will be instrumental in telling Dundalk's story and connect people to our history and heritage.

Culturally Dundalk has been shaped over the ages, with many historical figures and events. With our outdoor art gallery, we hope to generate and inspire local pride and help to forge a new identity based on creativity, while still celebrating our past.



 

SEEK Summer School – Recycled Art

Are you interested in a creative career? This year Seek Festival have joined forces with 5 incredible artists to create a series of unique workshop events. Each workshop will consist of a hands-on workshop where you can learn new skills and techniques. There will also be a talk from the artist about their practice, past projects and their career journey. These workshops are suitable for ages 16+ who are interested in a creative career. They are also suitable for adults wanting to start a creative career. Ulrike graduated as an Occupational Therapist in 2006 at the “medizinische Bildungsakademie” in Zeitz, Germany. She received a scholarship for gifted students and graduated in 2008 as a Sensory Integration Therapist. Since 2011 Ulrike is creating light sculptures and recycled art projects for Irish festivals, local music events, community projects and theatre. In this workshop Uli will show participants how to create two of her signature sculptural pieces. some large scale led clouds and recycled roses.


SEEK Festival is centered on promoting contemporary urban art in Dundalk, Ireland. By commissioning established and emerging artists locally, nationally and internationally, we aim to promote the town culturally and artistically, repositioning the area as a vibrant hub for creativity. SEEK 2022 will highlight the important influence art can have in the public domain, its role as a catalyst for change, helping reinvigorate and refresh some of our town centre spaces. The themes behind the artwork will be instrumental in telling Dundalk's story and connect people to our history and heritage. Culturally Dundalk has been shaped over the ages, with many historical figures and events. With our outdoor art gallery, we hope to generate and inspire local pride and help to forge a new identity based on creativity, while still celebrating our past.


 

SEEK Summer School - Embroidery & Tattoo

Are you interested in a creative career? This year Seek Festival have joined forces with 5 incredible artists to create a series of unique workshop events. Each workshop will consist of a hands-on workshop where you can learn new skills and techniques. There will also be a talk from the artist about their practice, past projects and their career journey. These workshops are suitable for ages 16+ who are interested in a creative career. They are also suitable for adults wanting to start a creative career. Emma Ray is an artist based in Dundalk who is working in Tattoo , sculpture as well as traditional techniques of embroidery ,painting &print. She received a BA in Fine Art from DIT in 2013. Her commercial artwork’s subject matter is miniature landscape, small sections of the ground, rocks, foliage and other overlooked elements of the ground we walk on. She was commissioned by TII and The Royal Irish Academy for a public sculpture in 2019, celebrating William Rowan Hamilton’s discovery of his formula for Quaternions in Broombridge, Dublin. She has recently received funding from Create Louth for a gorilla style sculpture project.




SEEK Festival is centered on promoting contemporary urban art in Dundalk, Ireland. By commissioning established and emerging artists locally, nationally and internationally, we aim to promote the town culturally and artistically, repositioning the area as a vibrant hub for creativity. SEEK 2022 will highlight the important influence art can have in the public domain, its role as a catalyst for change, helping reinvigorate and refresh some of our town centre spaces. The themes behind the artwork will be instrumental in telling Dundalk's story and connect people to our history and heritage. Culturally Dundalk has been shaped over the ages, with many historical figures and events. With our outdoor art gallery, we hope to generate and inspire local pride and help to forge a new identity based on creativity, while still celebrating our past.



 
SEEK Festival Fringe Events

Louth Craftmark Summer Fair - 14 craft stands under gazebo cover in the St Nicholas Quarter Saturday 9 July. The skilled artists and makers of Louth Craftmark are popping up for a one day Summer Fair as part of the SEEK fringe festival. There will be an eclectic mix of locally produced high end arts and crafts available to buy on the new plaza on Church Street on Saturday 9 July.



AAEX Postcards Create your own art postcard at the Market Square on Saturday 2 July. AAEX artists will be back on Market Square to help you create your own art postcards using a variety of techniques. Have fun getting your hands dirty trying out screen printing, lino printing and other techniques. All ages welcome! AAEX members will provide several pop-up stalls at Market Square at which members of the public can use various techniques to create art postcards which they can take home. Louth Culture Quest - Walking Tour Of Dundalk Zone with Joe Rooney Sunday 10th July | 11am, 1pm & 3pm Dive-in to the Louth Culture Quest with a walking tour of the Dundalk Zone, guided in person by our very own custodian of art from 2050 Lugh, performed by Joe Rooney of Fr. Ted fame. Audiences will solve the clues, find the artworks and discover what happens to art and heritage in 2050, all while being entertained by our comic custodian. Participants will need to download the Louth Culture Quest App costing €4.99 from the Google Play or App Store in advance of the tour. There is no additional cost for the tour, but booking is required. HIDE 22 @ Bridge Street Studios HIDE 22 is an exhibition of work by the artists of Bridge Street Studios. The 9 artists have responded to the themes of this year’s Seek festival. The exhibition will feature a selection of paintings, textiles, ceramics and sculpture. It will run from Saturday 2 July to Saturday 9 July 12 – 4 pm. It will take place in Bridge Street Studios, 97 Bridge Street, Dundalk. Check out Bridge Street Studios on Facebook and Instagram for further information

Creative Spark Pop Up Printing Keep an eye out for Creative Spark’s “Pedal Press” around Dundalk town centre during the festival! We have transformed a bicycle into a portable printing press. Anyone who meets the bicycle around the town can create their very own free screen-print.

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