During 2015/16 Mieke Vanmechelen completed a series of drawings for a research project which was supported by the Thomas Dammann Junior Memorial Trust Award. The resulting illustrations accompany the academic text, “The Political Economy of Classical Athens” by Dr. Barry O’Halloran and will be published on December 13th by international scholarly publisher Brill.
Saturday June 23rd has been established this year under the Creative Ireland programme as a national day of creativity for children and young people.
Cruinniú na nÓg will be an annual all-island public event that celebrates creativity in young people.
As part of this day of creativity Kerry’s Writer in Residence and Filmmaker in Residence will be coming together for Cruinniú na nÓg 2018 at the School House in Muckross on June 23rd to present a special series of events.
SoftTack presented Diving the Wreck at Sibéal Annual Conference in UCD November 18th and as part of ‘Lass Struggle’, curated by Alison O’Neill and Jane Hellings at FiLiArt, October 14-15th FiLiA 2017 at the Institute of Education, University College London. Diving the Wreck was also shown at UCC conference Women’s Voices in Ireland: from the decade of revolution to the decade of centenaries, 9-10 June 2017.
Sarah Jayne Booth, Jennifer Redmond and Mieke Vanmechelen work collaboratively as SoftTack and their debut project ‘Diving the Wreck’ embodies the historic, collective and emergent feminine voice in image, sound, and speech.
Participation in Desperate Artwives Public Takeover TATE Modern 6 August 2017.
Led by curator and artist Amy Dignam and artist Susan B. Merrick.