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The Museum of Making and Mending re-opens

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.