For those of you who have been to Féile na gCloch (Festival of Stone) on Inis Oírr, you may have taken part in the wonderful sketching workshops that take place as part of the festival. With this years festival going online, The Dry Stone Wall Association of Ireland as got together with the festival to run a sketching campaign and if that wasn't enough excitement will be giving away some spot prizes too.  

So where ever you are in the world and what ever age you are, we encourage everyone to get creative and get involved. Draw, Paint, Doodle your local dry stone wall or check out some of the pictures from around Inis Oírr (the home of Féile na gCloch) below for inspiration.

 

Help us share the beauty of Inis Oirr’s dry stone walls and landscapes be taking part in our online sketching workshop. This is an international competition, open to all ages.  To have your art included in our campaign and be in with a chance of winning some prizes, make sure you post you photos or videos online using the hashtags #FeilenagCloch #DRAWstonewalls #drystonewalling or email your creations to us on info@dswai.ie along with your name, age (if under 16 years) and country, and we will post all your creations on the Féile na gCloch website and on social media.

Closing date for entries is Friday 25th of September 2020.  

Drawing and mark making workshop.
The video below is an online workshop presented by James Moore who leads the drawing workshop at Feile na Gcloch each year.  As part of the artistic duo JesseJames, he was an artist in residence on Inis Oírr in 2017 and created the Inisheer Zibaldone project 
 
You can either follow the ideas and techniques in this online workshop, or use your own creative mark making ideas to capture your memories of Inis Oirr and Feile na gCloch. 

Your Artworks

 

To have your art included in our campaign and be in with a chance of winning some prizes, make sure you post you photos or videos online using the hashtags #FeilenagCloch #DRAWstonewalls #drystonewalling or email your creations to info@dswai.ie and we will post all your creations here and on social media. For our young artists, be sure to get an adult to help with entering the competition and to include your name and age. 

Closing date for entries is Friday 25th of September 2020.  

Prizes

Over the weekend we will be giving away a number of prizes.

Prize category will include:

  • Best drawing

  • Best (Under 10years) drawing

  • Best painting

  • Best (Under 10years) painting

  • Best sketching photo

Over the weekend we will be giving away a number of different prizes.

Some of the Prizes are:

  • Féile na gCloch Festival Tshirts & Hoddies

  • Stone Tool vouchers from Gough Tools

  • Dry Stone Walls of Ireland 1000 piece Jigsaw

  • DSWAI Mugs

  • 1 year free membership to DSWAI

  • Walls Without Mortar Bags

  • Walls Without Mortar Stickers

  • Dry Stone Walls of Ireland Postcards

Walls of Inis Oirr

 

Need some inspiration for your artworks. Here are some photos from around Inis Oírr. (Click on images for enlarged view.

To have your art included in our campaign and be in with a chance of winning some prizes, make sure you post you photos or videos online using the hashtags #FeilenagCloch #DRAWstonewalls #drystonewalling or email your creations to info@dswai.ie and we will post all your creations here and on social media.   For our young artists, be sure to get an adult to help with entering the competition and to include your name and age.

Closing date for entries is Friday 25th of September 2020.  

 

Want to build walls instead of drawing them? 

Check out our mini walling activities by clicking on the image below. 

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