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Join us this St Patrick’s Festival weekend and help us add to Ireland’s reptile species with our special snake themed Explorer family art workshop! For inspiration, children and grown-ups can visit the artwork Self Soothers (Snake), 2020, by Sybil Montague, on show in Chapter Three of the exhibition The Narrow Gate of the Here-and-Now: Social Fabric.

During this creative workshop, Ciara and Beth from our Visitor Engagement Team will show families how to create a wriggly, winding reptile. Using recycled coloured and patterned fabrics, families will unleash their creativity imagination creating artworks of different shapes and sizes for you to take home.

All materials are provided but booking is essential. Ask for directions at the Main Reception.

We look forward to you and your family joining us this St Patrick’s Festival 2022!


About the Artist

Sibyl Montague

Sibyl Montague's (Dublin, Ireland) practice includes sculpture, video and installation. A graduate of Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, Montague was artist in residence at Visual Contemporary, Carlow (2020) and recipient of the IMMA 1000 residency award at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2019). Recent solo presentations include SELF SOOTHERS, Visual Contemporary, Carlow (2020); Practice curated by Alice Butler, New Spaces, Derry (2018); Saplings, Pallas Projects, Dublin (2018); My Fears of Tomorrow are Melting Away, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris (2018). Montague is co-founder of PLASTIK Festival of Artists’ Moving Image. Montague's practice explores concerns of form, usability, and the handheld, making work that considers how we regard, hold, and consume objects and experiences. Her work uses a wide range of sources that combine vegetable, used or ‘poor’ material, with the hacking and (dis)assemblage of commodity goods. Presented as 'tools' or series of sculptural objects of use, her work foregrounds the handheld and handmade as generative, dissident terms from which to approach material, making work that seeks to understand our relationship to objects as physical, but flawed representations of inner experience.
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