VENUE: An Gairdin Beo, Dublin Street, Carlow (beside St Leo’s College)
DATE: Saturday 28th July
Young and old are invited to a harvest and feast, and to learn more about the humble potato!
Join us on Saturday 28th July 3pm to harvest a potato crop and enjoy potato pizzas at An Gairdín Beo
Enjoy delicious food inspired by the spud by artists Deirdre O’Mahony and Eilish Langton, potato crisps made by Teagasc, and readings by the fantastic authors Lorna Sixsmith and Suzanna Crampton. You’re also welcome to bring your own potato dish!
Spud Reboot was inspired by artist Deirdre O’ Mahony’s new work The Persistent Return; a large scale, two-screen film installation that reflects upon the history of the potato and the role it played in consolidating and concentrating power in Europe in the seventeenth and eighteenth century. The potato brought with it a possibility of freedom from recurring cycles of famine, but also a precarious dependency on monoculture. The Persistent Return runs at VISUAL in the Digital Gallery 6 June – 9 September 2018.Co-produced by Workhouse Union, Callan and VISUAL Carlow
This is a collaborative project coordinated by VISUAL with artist Deirdre O’ Mahony, Carlow County Development Partnership, Greenside Up and An Gairdín Beo. Kindly supported by Teagasc.
Please Note Venue: An Gairdín Beo