A great day was had by David, Brian, Alan and Paul at the National Ploughing Championships 2017. Some of the highlights being the brand new Range Rovers, the new born piglets, checking out the tractors, seeing Michael D. Higgins, meeting Jackie Tyrrell and getting lots of freebies to take home!
This exhibition is the culmination of an art collaboration project with Bri Nua, Sunbeam House Services Arklow and St. Mary’s College Arklow. Student’s from Bri Nua, and St. Mary’s College worked together to develop ideas and artworks based on the theme of their identity within the community.
A total of 15 students took part in this project and are displaying work in this exhibition. The workshops provided a space for students to enjoy the process of getting to know each other and share their individual artistic skills with each other. A variety of media is used in the various artworks, including cloth, paint, wood and wool.
The exhibition opening will be held on Wednesday the 26th April from 6 o’clock to 8 o’clock.
The exhibition will then be open to the public from Tuesday the 25th April and will run for just over 2 weeks.
From left: Johnny, Charlotte, Robert, Martin, Amanda, Tina, Rosie, Sineadand Helen.
Martin and Stephen.
Martin O’Brien with some of his gouache paintings at the opening of his solo show in the Arklow gallery on Monday the 13th of March 2017. Martin has been painting for over two years and has recently begun printing, three of his prints can be seen behind his group of supporters who came to congratulate Martin on his exhibition.
Filmmaker Dave Thomas from Actually Films has just launched a campaign to raise funds for his film Aretha – a short film about a young girl with Down Syndrome.A disability activist for many years, Dave hopes to challenge perceptions of the norm with this inspiring film but he needs your help! You can pledge here to help the campaign-https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/aretha-an-inspiring-short-film.
Here are some pictures of the launch of the video the guys from Eolas and the Cube made for a research in Trinity College. The name of the research is TILDA, that is the Irish longitudinal study on ageing for people with intellectual disabilities.
They participated in making a video about healthy eating. The idea is to show the data collected in a easy way to understand. So this follow the idea of nothing about them, without them. They received certificates and an outstanding award for acting!
The guys involved are Thomas Gilbert, Amy Quinn, Derri Keating, Niall Flynn and Daniel Ryan.
Last Friday night in the Arklow Bay the ‘the heart-stopping, booty-shaking, earth-quaking, justifying, death-defying, legendary’ Ballyraine and BRI Nua music group played their hearts out in the Arklow Bay Hotel.
Even in this early stage the group has developed and grown in confidence with the support of tutor and mentor Tommy Breen.
More importantly than that, the guys were unconditionally and warmly accepted and given recognition as musicians, by musicians and local people, from their own community – as the below video shows.
Well done to all of the guys, Tommy Breen and Lorraine Newsome – It was an amazing night.
You can check out the video below and watch out for the standing ovation at the end which went on long after this video stopped.
Standing ovation for sunbeam last night it was amazing I got so emotional for them. They are truly amazing people and where so proud of them selves.❤
Posted by Stephanie Burke on Saturday, November 12, 2016
Some words used in the above email were courtesy of another great musician – Bruce ’The Boss’ Springsteen (credit where credit’s due)
A group from Bray RT took part in a work shop in the Make Shop recently. Some people made motorised robots that race across the ground, spin in circles and they learnt about motors, batteries, hot glue guns and power tools. Others designed and built their own clocks while learning about batteries and electronics!
Three artists who use our Glenvale Day Service will be showing recent paintings in this exhibition. This is an open invitation and we would be delighted to have service users, staff, family and friends of Sunbeam House Services attend the opening event to support the artists. The exhibition continues until Friday 7th of October.
Art Instructor, Glenvale, Ballyraine, Arklow
If you are interested in owning a painting, artworks are for sale at the opening reception and throughout the exhibition. The proceeds of sales go toward continued support of the artists to produce artwork, with a small percentage of sales also going toward the running costs of the Arklow Visual Arts Gallery.