Update:Refurb and Richard Carr

Image form Richard Carr's piece at Wexford Art College Degree Exhibition

Well, it’s been a busy summer and we’re about to get things moving on the refurbishment. We still have some seats available (see last post) to be taken away, although there is about 20 of them spoken for. One young Artist who asked for some of the seats was a gentleman by the name of Richard Carr. He was a student in Wexford College of Art and I managed to get down to see that show in early summer. Richard’s work involved four booths each of which lighting was controlled by the one of the others in the midst of a squally white noise – very disorientating – but with the opportunity for much variation in his future work. I was happy to see his email and hope the seats will find an interesting home in one of his pieces in the future. You can get an idea about what he is at here:Richard Carr , Wexford Campus School of Art (IT Carlow), Art Profile – 4 New Sensations: a Channel 4 prize for Saatchi Online Art Students graduates (BM)

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Theatre seating Available!

 A selection of the seats available

A selection of the seats available

In advance of the refurbishment we have to remove the old seating…

Available are approx. 200 theatre seats (made by Hiltonia of Dublin) to be taken away at an agreed price. The seats are in, in the main, ‘fair’ quality with varying degrees of scuffing to the armrests, seats etc. They can be taken in whole or as smaller lots. Photographs are available.

If you are interested in taking a look at them, please contact me: Brendan Maher, Manager, Nenagh Arts Centre on 067 34900 or by email: manager@nenagharts.com

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Banba Square

Banba Square (with Town Hall/Arts Centre on left)People often ask about the name ‘Banba’ – Banba Square being where the Arts Centre is located. Banba is one of the three mythological Irish Goddesses- daughters of Emmas of the Tuatha De Danann.  The country of Ireland/Eireann is named after one of the other daughters – Éiriu  - and the third girl was called Fodla. See here for more: Banba – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Nenagh Arts Centre refurbishment project

Tipperary-Nenagh-Town-HallWelcome to the Nenagh Arts Centre blog. 

Nenagh Arts Centre is located in the old Town Hall building in Banba Square, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, Ireland -just across from the Courthouse. The Town Hall building is about to undergo refurbishment over the next year to upgrade the existing theatre and venue. I want to use this blog to track the work taking place in the building and hope that the blog could become a reference point for any other arts and community development organisations doing work of a similar nature.

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