Tipperary Museum of Hidden History presents Rock Paper Scissors an Exhibition and Documentary tracing the steps of two diverse groups learning new traditional Irish skills and crafts. Discovering their ability to sculpt, carve, craft and create inspired pieces, unearthing an awareness of themselves and their own capabilities.

Oct 20, 2023
Dec 31, 2023
10:30 am
4:00 pm

Created by communities who live and work in Clonmel & Tipperary, the exhibition explores craft as a universal tool that celebrates our shared experiences of identity, place and nature. Built on the innovation of past generations, this exhibition looks forward to the enrichment of our traditional crafts in our communities. Traditional skills were explored in a series of workshops in stonemasonry, woodcarving, basketry and sewing. In passing on these skills, they are preserved but thanks to those who participated they are presented to us from new and fresh perspectives.

Participants included:

Students from Coláiste Shliabh na mBan, Clonmel

Stone Masonry and Wood Carving – Philip Quinn

Ukrainian community living in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary  

Embroidery, Sewing, Textiles – Ciara Connolly

Basketry – Lynn Kirkham

Commissioned by Tipperary Museum of Hidden History

Tutors: Ciara Connolly, Philip Quinn & Lynn Kirkham

Facilitated: Ciara Connolly

Documentary: Michael Hughes Cling Film Production

A Project funded by The Heritage Council’s Heritage Stewardship Fund 2023

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