Do you have any old drawstring bags that you don’t use any more?

These are often given out at sports events, by sports companies or at summer camps. The bags are about A4 in size with simple drawstrings and often have a sports or sponsor logo on the front. You might get them at GAA events, running events like 10K or 5K races, charity sports events, rugby summer camps etc.
Why are we collecting them? - We’re hoping to make these old drawstring bags into simple floor cushions for the Gallery at Source Arts Centre, to be used for school groups and visitors to the Gallery. During 2015 we are working on a visual art project that looks at the links between sport and art. Already as part of the programme we have bookings for some Gallery Tours.

How To Give and Thank You’s - If you find some old sports drawstring bags to pass on we’d really appreciate them they can be dropped to the Box Office at the Source Arts Centre, or sent to us by post to: Annette Moloney, Source Arts Centre, Cathedral Place, Thurles, Co. Tipperary We’ll put together a list of people to thank as part of the exhibition and programme and if you’d like your name added to the list please include your details. We’d also like to send you an invite to the exhibition opening on Thursday 14 May 2015. Please include your name, address and email.

For Further Information please contact:
Annette Moloney
curator in residence
Source Arts Centre | Thurles, Co. Tipperary
e: curated@sourcearts.ie

About the Visual Arts Programme
endurance | resilience is a Curated @ Source project which examines the links between sport and art. During 2015 the Visual Art programme will work with artists who explore the relationship between human effort and contemporary art. endurance | resilience investigates how and why individuals and communities get involved in regular physical training and endurance sports, where human effort can act as a metaphor for surviving times of economic or personal uncertainty. The project is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland Curator in Residence Award, and is developed in partnership Tipperary County Council, North Tipperary Sports Partnership and The Source Arts Centre.

Forthcoming Events
Fitter, Happier, More Productive | 14 May – 25 June 2015
Featuring work by artists Dan Shipsides, Roisín Lewis, Debbie Guinnane and Justin McKeown. The exhibition includes the installation of a functional climbing wall made from repurposed school desks; drawings based on long distance open water swimming; performance work using familiar gym equipment; and interactive artworks activated by public participation in the gallery.

Bealtaine Event | Gallery Tour and Screening of Deep End Dance and Q&A with Madge Bolger | Thurs 28 May 2015 |10:00-12:15
Join us for Mid Morning Tea at Source Arts Centre including an Exhibition Tour along with a special screening of ‘Deep End Dance’ (2010) a short film shot above and under water, featuring 81-year old Madge Bolger and her choreographer son David. This event is
free but booking is essential. Contact Source Box Office by phone: 0504 90204 – or in person at the Source Arts Centre.