Culture Night 2019
This year we at Signal Arts Centre wanted to focus on the importance of nature conservation and recycling and on how these things affect climate change. In the last couple of years, the predictions of the future state of our planet have been quite grim and we wanted to take a little bit more of a positive stance on the subject and celebrate our planet’s many species such as bees and how much they help us and how we can help them. Some of the focus was also on negative aspects such as over fishing and the pollution of the oceans.
Signal Arts Centre staff worked seamlessly to make this day happen and I want to thank everybody for their brilliant contributions. We were also lucky enough to get to showcase some of the art pieces made by St. Kieran’s and Newcourt School pupils and members of the Sunbeam House Services. We were also delighted to show four pieces that were winners of Bray Tidy Towns Recycled Art Competition – 1st Prize in the Open section went to St Patrick’s Loreto called “Funfair”. 2nd Prize in the Open section went to Newcourt School called “The Colour of Sound” and in the Special Section Newcourt School won with a piece called “Bottlenose Octopus” 2nd prize in this section also went to Newcourt School and it was titled “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” congratulations to them all and they made our display on Culture Night very colourful and thought-provoking. As well as having many environmentally inspired art installations at Albert Avenue and Albert walk, we provided some kids’ workshops, games and face painting, we had an informative video and leaflets on bees. In the evening time, we held an exhibition ‘Woodland Walk’ opening for artist Conleth Gent.