Frozen and Forgotten is the title of a project celebrating peoples personal connections with their bikes, initiated by artist Anne Harrington Rees working with participants on the Monday afternoon Arts for Health sessions at Dunmanway Community Hospital back in 2013. The artist, resident, staff and visitors delighted in sharing their experiences, relationships and knowledge of their bicycles in drawing and text. The project went so well Anne took the idea to Clonakilty Community Hospital in the following year.“There was a lot of laughter as participants remembered their exploits on two wheels!” recalls artist, Anne Harrington Rees.
The stories and images were collated in a publication as part of the on-going commitment to share and celebrate the important artwork that is created through the Arts for Health Partnership programme and launched as part of Clonakilty Bike Festival
Bike Fest 2020 is still safely going ahead, 3rd to 7 June, despite the challenges. As part of the online and activity programme, Organiser and AfH artists Justin Grounds will be broadcasting a podcast featuring the project and the stories shared which are now archived in local history through the publication, thawing out the project for a new audience!