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SWITCH Arts Festival 2019

November 201903rd- 10th

Community, Arts, Entertainment, Festivals

SWITCH Arts Festival 2019

Nenagh, a town that has taken art to its heart as it hosts SWITCH art festival 2019

SWITCH 2019 is back from 3rd – 10th November with an eclectic line up of 9 works of moving image and a piece of commissioned writing.

An ensemble of artists from various different countries, Rania Atef a visual artist from Egypt, Alexey Ermoshkin a musician and theatre actor from Russia, Peachey and Mosig from Australia, performance artists, Pat Harold writer for the The Irish Times and The medical independent and Kuesti Fraun an independent filmmaker from Germany to name just a few.

One week only from the 3rd to the 10th of November, these artists with their works come together daily from 5pm till 11pm in one town, under the umbrella of the autumnal night sky, occupying different windows in the streetscape. Their works converse with each other, with the spaces they occupy, changing things, shifting meanings and distracting the passer by.

The video works are a temporary intervention into the normal routes of the townscape. Take a turn through the streets of this old and lively town and look for the artworks or stumble upon them, let them ‘surprise and confuse’ for one week. Love them, like them, disregard them.

Join curator Harald Turek on Sunday 3rd at 5pm outside the Nenagh Art Centre, Banba Square for a switching-on walk of the works. It is an open free tour of the works and a chance to hear more about the project, meet some of the participating artists and an opportunity for a relaxed and convivial conversation around videos in the windows. If you would like more information on the tour contact Harald on Facebook, Switch Artproject or or email switch.information@gmail.com or 0044-7747464401

The full programme of the works (the little yellow book), is available to the public and can be picked up from the Nenagh Arts centre foyer from Saturday the 2nd of November.

The full programme of timings, dates and locations for switch 2019 is available by visiting the website at www.s-w-i-t-c-h.org

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