Farmers’ contributions to culture are often overlooked, yet they have plenty of knowledge, skills and creativity that they use to find solutions to everyday problems, as well as creating new ideas. This event offers farmers and the local community the opportunity to hear from farmers Edward Healy and Bernard Conroy, who are turning their inventions and creative ideas into businesses, how they are going about it, and the ups and downs on the way. Everyone is welcome to participate, contribute their own stories and ask any questions.
This FREE event will be facilitated by Trish O’Flynn, Third Space member and Phd Candidate of the Open University, researching Irish farmers’ inventions.
Artist and Artfarm owner Sheila Flanagan will also give a general introduction on art in the rural context in County Galway and creative art practices using found and recycled materials.
This event is curated by Martina Finn, on behalf of Third Space Galway and Collaborative Ways Forward as part of their participatory arts programme to develop creative activity and opportunity in the Galway rural context, enabling citizens to participate in and become co-creators of their cultures and communities, whilst meeting current social, environmental and economic challenges.