Waterford Europe Direct to host “Visual Sparks” for Bealtaine Festival

Europe Direct
Event Information

Date: 7 May 2014
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Europe Direct Centre: Waterford Library
Location: Greyfriars Municipal Art Gallery

Event Description

Visual Sparks-mining art as a source of ideas.

Writers mine for ideas in all kinds of places – in the lives of other people, in their own, in familiar locations and strange ones. In this writing workshop, Waterford – based novelist, artist and curator Mary Grehan introduces participants to the Exotica exhibition, a selection of paintings from the Municipal Art Collection of Waterford City Council in Greyfriars Gallery.

Participants will be encouraged to respond imaginatively to their favourite painting and find in it a story/poem to write.

Mary Grehan’s debut novel “Love is the Easy Bit” was published by Penguin in 2013. Mary studied ceramics at the NCAD, Arts Management at UCD and Arts and Health at the the University of Central Lancashire in the UK. Mary is now Director of the Waterford Healing Arts Trust, Ireland’s leading arts and health programme based at Waterford Regional Hospital.