A group of people attending Skibbereen Day Care Centre worked with artists Tess Leak and Sarah Ruttle to create a museum full of original poetry and artwork inspired by objects made or mended.
The Museum of Making and Mending was first opened in the gallery at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre in 2016 and has now been invited to County Hall, Cork where it also includes new work by participants in Schull and Clonakilty hospitals. The project is part of the Arts for Health Partnership Programme. Based in West Cork the programme provides a managed and integrated arts programme for older people in healthcare settings. Managed by West Cork Arts Centre.
The hands of the saddler are
black from the wax and
firm from working
the awl and the needles
the straw and the leather
from the making of a horse harness
to the mending of our shoes
clever are the hands
of the saddler
All are invited to attend the opening of The Museum of Making and Mending, Friday 16 November, 1.30pm, Cork County Library, County Hall, Cork. The exhibition runs until end of December, please check the library for opening times. https://www.corkcoco.ie/library-hq