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A Culture of Making: Evolution & Growth

In celebration of the August Craft Month '13 theme, Tyrone Design Guild has brought together both established and emerging artists and designer/makers from Co. Tyrone to demonstrate how the county's rich heritage of artisans and traditional craftspeople have evolved into contemporary artists for the 21st century.

This exhibition, aims to challenge perceptions about current rural Irish art, craft and design, how traditional practices merge with the contemporary, and how the contemporary sits perfectly in a county steeped in tradition.

It brings together a selection of artists / designer-makers who showcase Co. Tyrone as a particularly vibrant cultural context for contemporary craft practice, including: Andrea Hayes, Carol Kinloch, Catherine Scott, Emma Kelly, Fionnuala O'Neill, Frances Sweeney, Kathleen Ward, Helen McFarland, John McIntyre, Leona Devine, Lotus de Wit, Niamh McAuley, Rachel Leary, Rosemary Ferguson, Shauna McCann, Teresa Poyntz, and Tom Agnew.

Find out more about the Exhibition - including profiles of all those involved directly from your Smartphone - myapp.is/TyroneDesignGuild (If you don't havea Smartphone, just click on the link to get a mobile-sized screen on your PC instead!)

Venue: Strule Arts Centre, Townhall Square, Omagh, Co Tyrone, BT78 1BL

Dates: Exhibition Preview - Thurs, 8th Aug, 6pm. The exhibition continues from the 9th to the 31st of August.

Opening Times: Mon-Sat, 10am to 5.30pm

Entry: Free, no booking required

Enquiries: For exhibition enquiries contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address); for venue enquiries contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Further August Craft Month events at this venue include a Craft Taster Sesssion (17 Aug) and Creative Coloured Clay Workshop (24 Aug)

Web links:
Tyrone Design Guild / Tyrone Design Guild on Facebook
Strule Arts Centre / Strule Arts Centre on Facebook
Full August Craft Month programme