Three Sisters art project returns to Kilkenny

People of all ages will have the opportunity to get their hands dirty and make public art for display later this summer at Kilkenny Arts Festival, as the Three Sisters art project will be back in Kilkenny this weekend.

People of all ages will have the opportunity to get their hands dirty and make public art for display later this summer at Kilkenny Arts Festival, as the Three Sisters art project will be back in Kilkenny this weekend.

The project is a joint collaboration between Kilkenny Arts Festival, Éigse Carlow Arts Festival, and Spraoi. The project is based around the three sister rivers the Nore, the Suir and the Barrow, and the locations through which they flow.

Each festival will create a series of street decorations in their own location, during May and June. These will then be exhibited at all three festivals in turn: in Kilkenny from August 10-19 at the Kilkenny Arts Festival, in Carlow in June at Éigse, in Waterford in August at Spraoi.

The venue for those interested is the Kilkenny Arts Office on John Street this weekend, from 12pm to 5pm.

Spraoi will supply the artists to oversee the project, but the art itself will be made by the general public. The first of the projects is in Kilkenny, before moving on to Carlow and Waterford.

This is the second time all three festivals have worked on such a collaboration, and there is tremendous enthusiasm for the project, especially as it is the general public of the three areas who create the work. Last year’s workshop in Kilkenny saw the public produce beautiful colourful screens that were displayed through the streets and brought colour and vibrancy to the each festival.