ATU Donegal to host EAF Tattoo Exhibition

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ATU Donegal will this month host an exhibition first curated as part of the 2023 Earagail Arts Festival Programme.

The ATU Access & Widening Participation Service, in conjunction with Earagail Arts Festival, will display the Tatau – Tattoo Exhibition in An Dánlann at ATU Letterkenny on Wednesday, 20 March at 4.15pm.

‘Tatau – Tattoo: Self-Expression & Identity: Celebrating the Cultural Significance of Tattoos’ was curated by ATU Student and 2023 EAF New Curator, Clodagh McIvor.

To celebrate the diversity of our community and highlight the importance of self-expression through body art, Clodagh sought out people with tattoos from different cultural backgrounds to participate in the photo exhibition which first went on display at An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny in July 2023.

The exhibition, featuring photographs taken by Jacqui Devenney Reid, showcases a selected number of tattoos that have significant meaning to the individuals’ ethnicity and cultural backgrounds.

Tatau – Tattoo will be the third in a series of exhibitions to be presented by the ATU Access & Widening Participation Service this month to mark a number of events, including International Women’s Day and One Donegal Social Inclusion Week.

Exhibition One

  • ATU Donegal is delighted to host Pavee Beoirs Whiden… Traveller Women Talking as part of International Women’s Day celebrations on 7March 2024. This exciting exhibition, told through the creation of six unique and powerful mannequins, explores Traveller identity, pride, and the journey which binds Traveller women and girls together.
  • Location:  Sports Centre, ATU Letterkenny
  • Date & Time:  Thursday, 7 March 2024 (12:30-3:30pm)

Exhibition Two

  • Our Journey -A photo exhibition featuring members of the Roma and Traveller communities in Donegal will be launched by Donegal Travellers Project.
  • Location:  Main Foyer, ATU Letterkenny
  • Date & Time:  Tuesday, 19 March 2024 (11am-12noon)

Exhibition Three

  • ATU Donegal, in conjunction with Earagail Arts Festival, will display a Tattoo Exhibition featuring Ethnic Minorities, curated by Clodagh McIvor, ATU student.
  • Location:  An Dánlann (Canteen), ATU Letterkenny
  • Date & Time:  Wednesday, 20 March 2024 (4.15pm)

Earagail Arts Festival is kindly supported by Donegal County Council, The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon & Wild Atlantic Way

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