4th Year Creative Arts Students from Athlone visit Kells
We were delighted to welcome 4th Year Creative Art Students from Athlone I.T to Kells Enterprise Centre this week.
The Kells Type Trail now in its 10th year, is an annual festival celebrating typography and lettering as a modern art form. Each year one word is translated into a variety of languages reflecting the diversity of the Kells community, this years word is ‘TYPE’.
Through a series of collaborations and workshops with, for example, Kells primary & post-primary schools; students from Athlone Institute of Technology, Dundalk DKIT, local artists and poets and Meath Arts Office, these words are then interpreted by artist Mark Smith & his creative TypeTrail team to bring an imaginative message to the streets of Kells.
This takes the form of up to 33 indoor and outdoor art installations which form a walking trail around the town. Mostly temporary in nature, each year one piece is chosen as a TypeTrail legacy piece with the long term objective of a permanent TypeTrail presence in the town.
The students went away with a lot to think about, and we are really looking forward to seeing what they produce for the Creative Place Making Project..
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