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Enjoy ‘Painting in the Park’ in Buncrana 28.05.24

ARTLINK Fort Dunree are delighted to announce a day of creativity at ‘Painting in the Park’ on Saturday, 1st June 2024, in collaboration with The Exchange, Buncrana. From 12 noon until 4pm, Swan Park will come alive with the vibrant spirit of community and art, inspired by the famous Sondheim musical ‘Sunday in the Park with George’.

Bernie Doherty from The Exchange Community Centre said: "Painting in the Park exemplifies the spirit of togetherness and creativity that we’re always striving to foster at The Exchange. Indeed, we’re really looking forward to seeing the community come alive at this colourful and joyful family event. We’re also proud to be featuring diverse community groups, including refugees, in every aspect of our event, ensuring inclusivity is at the heart of everything we do.”
A Sunday on La Grande Jatte, 1884, by Georges Seurat.
Professional actors and singers will also grace the stage in Swan Park for a performance of ‘Sunday in the Park with George’, which explores love, loss, and what it means to sacrifice oneself for art. Adding a touch of magic to the festivities, this performance will create lasting memories for all who attend and features Glenn McGivern as George Seurat, Susie Garvey-Williams as Dot, and Andrew Tinney as the Boatman, among other talented local actors.
Susie Garvey-Williams and Glenn McGivern.
Ruth Garvey-Williams, Director of ‘Sunday in the Park with George’ has expressed her excitement about the upcoming performance: "Having lived in Buncrana now for almost 20 years, bringing 'Sunday in the Park with George' to our beloved town really is a dream come true for me. This immersive theatre experience, combined with the stunning beauty of Swan Park, offers a perfect setting to celebrate art and community. We're thrilled to share this with everyone!"

Artlink project co-ordinator Martha McCulloch said: “We’re delighted to call on artists and art enthusiasts to get involved in ‘Painting in the Park’ and spend a wonderful afternoon painting en plein air with guidance from renowned artist Paul Kerr. Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting out, there’s room for you to unleash your creativity. Basic art materials will be provided, but please feel free to bring your own supplies. Plus, there’s a special painting workshop just for kids!”

Event Details
Date: Saturday, 1st June, 2024
Time: 12 noon - 4pm
Location: Swan Park, Buncrana
Activities: Community picnic, outdoor theatre, live music, en plein air painting, children's painting workshop.

For further information about ‘Painting in the Park’ or upcoming exhibitions and events at Artlink Fort Dunree during June and July 2024, visit www.artlink.ie .
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