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DRAWstonewalls Winners Announced 2021

Thank you to everyone who took part in the 2021 #DRAWstonewalls international sketch event celebrating dry stone walls. Here are the winners for the #DRAWstonewalls 2021 competition.

These six pieces were created:sketched:stitched:painted by Sinead Lawson @airyfairyletters and were inspired by the Dry Stone Walls of the Dingle Peninsula in the County Kerry. Sinead is the overall winner of the DRAWstonewalls competition and wins an event-only ticket to Féile na gCloch 2022 that will take place on Inis Oírr in the autumn of that year.

Sinead Lawson

The award for best pencil sketch goes to Guadalupe for this fine piece of detail

Guadalupe

Vourneen Taylor wins the category for best study of a specific wall with this water colour

Vourneen Taylor

John Digney receives a commendation for his triptych bringing awareness to the beauty and significance of dry stone walls.

John Digney

Peter Black’s evocation of the shipwreck on Inis Oírr wins the prize for capturing the life and culture of the smallest of the Aran Islands in Galway Bay.

Peter Black

DRAWstonewalls 2021

Here are the entries for the #DRAWstonewalls event and competition.

These six pieces were created:sketched:stitched:painted by Sinead Lawson @airyfairyletters and were inspired by the Dry Stone Walls of the Dingle Peninsula in the County Kerry.

From all over the world people of all ages got creative and got involved in the #DRAWstonewalls event and competition. They drew, painted, cartooned, sketched, stitched their local dry stone walls. Some sketched a scene from Inis Oírr or memory of Féile na gCloch and others checked out some of the myths and memories on www.zibaldoneproject.com for inspiration.

Valerie
Guadalupe
Jesse
Betty Byrne
Caitriona S
Caroline
Grainne M

Shared memories of the beauty of Inis Oirr’s dry stone walls and landscapes in this international competition that was open to all ages. 

Alice Campbell
James M
Kasper
Kate Kavanagh
Olly Blake

Ian C
Pat McA

Marie Helene BD
Michael Clancy
Mary O’C
Peter
Vourneen
James Moore

We also had three great images from John Digney on Instragram #Féilenagloch

Claíocha Inis Oírr 2021 Coláiste Gobnait

Rinne scoláirí Choláiste Ghobnait staidéar ar bhallaí cloiche Inis Oírr. Chaitheamar trathnóna ag bailliú íomhanna, ag déanamh sceitseanna agus ag tógáil griangrafanna. Ansin phioc na scoláirí na híomhanna a thaitin leo agus rinne siad tarraingtí sa rang ealaíne. Bhain siad úsáid as meain meascaithe, idir peann luaidhe, dúch, uiscedhath agus peann luaidhe daite. Bhí muid ag breathnú ar structúr agus ar phatrún na mballaí, agus na tonnta álainne a bhíonn le feiceáil iontu.

The students of Coláiste Ghobnait made studies of the stone walls of Inis Oírr. We spent an afternoon collecting images through sketching and taking photographs. The students chose the images they liked best to develop into finished pieces in the art class. They used a variety of materials…..pencil, ink , watercolour and coloured pencil. We were focusing on the structure and pattern of the walls and the beautiful tonal qualities they hold.

Féile na gCloch, the festival of stones, unfurls virtually in 2021 on the 2nd October. Engage with the event whenever suits you via the Galway Heritage website. Féile na gCloch, festival of stones, is an annual event on Inis Oírr. It brings together practitioners in stone walling, stone carving and letter carving from around the world to celebrate the heritage of the stones of the Aran Islands. In 2017, a new workshop was introduced, to reflect on the role that drawing and sketching plays in each of these traditions.

A History Written In Stone

Enjoy a walk around Inis Oírr from the comfort of your own place and discover the many secrets that lie in wait for you at Féile na gCloch.

This years Féile na gCloch festival will be online, and will have lots of great activities to explore and to get involved in. There will be lots of great films and videos to watch, many of which were created especially for the event. Immerse yourself in stone carving, dry stone walling, paving, letter carving, restoration and mosaic. You can go on a virtual exploration of the Island. 

To full enjoy all that is on offer at Féile na gCloch 2021 virtual please log onto ​
Facebook
or the Féile na gCloch website

Or enter one of the competitions and be in with a chance of winning some great prizes. In collaboration with Dublin Sketchers, JesseJames from the Zibaldone Project are hosting an online sketching event and competition. The Dry Stone Wall Association of Ireland is delighted to support the Féile na gCloch festival by once again running a miniature dry stone wall building competition. Pick up some tips on how to build miniature dry stone walls.​

Closing date for entries is Sunday 10th of October. Prizes include: Event only ticket to Féile na gCloch 2022, Stone Tool vouchers, Festival Tshirts & Hoddies and more.

Naoínra Inis Oirr 2021

Nasc le pobal Fhéile na gCloch. Thóg na páistí claí le bricí sa Naíonra agus dhéan siad garraí amach as clocha d’ainmhithe an Naíonra. Ansin, chuaigh muid go Port na Cille agus thóg siad claí eile thíos ar an trá. Bhi an-spraoi agus spóirt acu. Seo a leanas cuid de na pictiúirí. Míle buíochas leis na múinteoirí Úna agus Máire.

Connection with the community Féile na gCloch. The children built a brick wall in the Naionra and made a field out of stones for the animals of the Naionra. Then we went to the beach and they built another wall down on the beach. They had a lot of fun and really enjoyed it. Here are some of the pictures. Many thanks to Máire & Úna their teachers.

Drawing Techniques Demonstration

This is a drawing and mark making online workshop presented by James Moore who leads the drawing workshop at Féile 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 Oírr and Féile na gCloch. 

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. This year the festival is hosting a “Draw Stone Walling” sketching event. There will be spot prizes, with a first prize of a free event ticket to Feile na gCloch 2022 that will take place on Onis Oírr.

So wherever you are in the world and whatever age you are, get creative and get involved. You might want to draw, paint, cartoon or doodle your local dry stone wall or stone project that you are working on. Or you might like to sketch a scene from Inis Oírr or memory of Féile na gCloch. Check out some of the myths and memories on www.zibaldoneproject.com for inspiration.

Share your memories of the beauty of Inis Oirr’s dry stone walls and landscapes by taking part in our online sketching competition. This is an international competition that is open to all ages.  To have your art included in the world wide event and be in with a chance of winning a prize, make sure that you post you photos or videos online using the hashtags #FeilenagCloch #DRAWstonewalls or email your creations to us at inisheeerzibaldone@gmail.com 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 the Zibaldone Project website and on social media.

Closing date for entries is Sunday 10th October 2021. Prizes include: Event only ticket to Féile na gCloch 2022, Stone Tool vouchers, Festival Tshirts & Hoddies and more.

This years Féile na gCloch festival will be online, and will have lots of great activities to explore and to get involved in. There will be lots of great films and videos to watch, many of which were created especially for the event. Immerse yourself in stone carving, dry stone walling, paving, letter carving, restoration and mosaic. You can go on a virtual exploration of the Island. 

To full enjoy all that is on offer at Féile na gCloch 2021 virtual please log onto ​
Facebook
or the Féile na gCloch website

Drawing out the Stones

Watch this conversation with master stone mason Pat McAfee. You might pick up some ideas for the #DRAWstonewalls event and competition.

This years Féile na gCloch festival will be online, and will have lots of great activities to explore and to get involved in. There will be lots of great films and videos to watch, many of which were created especially for the event. Immerse yourself in stone carving, dry stone walling, paving, letter carving, restoration and mosaic. You can go on a virtual exploration of the Island. 

To full enjoy all that is on offer at Féile na gCloch 2021 virtual please log onto ​
Facebook
or the Féile na gCloch website

Or enter one of the competitions and be in with a chance of winning some great prizes. In collaboration with Dublin Sketchers, JesseJames from the Zibaldone Project are hosting an online sketching event and competition. The Dry Stone Wall Association of Ireland is delighted to support the Féile na gCloch festival by once again running a miniature dry stone wall building competition. Pick up some tips on how to build miniature dry stone walls.​

Closing date for entries is Sunday 10th of October. Prizes include: Event only ticket to Féile na gCloch 2022, Stone Tool vouchers, Festival Tshirts & Hoddies and more.

Watch Féile na gCloch 2021 world premier

Enjoy this video showcasing the energy and sense of community around the many crafts that are celebrated and nurtured at Féile na gCloch each year on Inis Oírr.

Féile na gCloch, the festival of stones, unfurls virtually in 2021 on the 2nd October. Engage with the event whenever suits you via the Galway Heritage website.

Féile na gCloch, festival of stones, is an annual event on Inis Oírr. It brings together practitioners in stone walling, stone carving and letter carving from around the world to celebrate the heritage of the stones of the Aran Islands. In 2017, a new workshop was introduced, to reflect on the role that drawing and sketching plays in each of these traditions.

International Miniature Dry Stone Walling Event 2021

With this year Féile na gCloch (Festival of Stone) going online again, The Dry Stone Wall Association of Ireland has got together with the festival to run another miniature dry stone walling competition.  

We encourage everyone, young and old to get involved. We have some great prizes to give away over the weekend.

Your Miniature Walls

To enter your wall in the miniature wall competition post you photos or videos online using the hashtags #FeilenagCloch #miniaturewalls #drystonewall or email your creations to info@dswai.ie and we will post all your creations on the Dry Stone Wall Association of Ireland website and on social media. Closing date for entries is Sunday the 10th of October 2021.  

For full information about the miniature dry stone wall competition and tips on how to build a miniature wall in your own home visit the dedicated page on the Dry Stone Wall Association of Ireland website.

Féile na gCloch, the festival of stones, unfurls virtually in 2021 on the 2nd October. Engage with the event whenever suits you via the Galway Heritage website.

Féile na gCloch, festival of stones, is an annual event on Inis Oírr. It brings together practitioners in stone walling, stone carving and letter carving from around the world to celebrate the heritage of the stones of the Aran Islands. In 2017, a new workshop was introduced, to reflect on the role that drawing and sketching plays in each of these traditions.

DRAW stone wall event and competition

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. This year the festival is hosting a virtual “Draw Stone Walling” sketching event. There will be spot prizes, with a first prize of a free event ticket to Féile na gCloch 2022 that will take place on Onis Oírr.

So wherever you are in the world and whatever age you are, get creative and get involved. You might want to draw, paint, cartoon or doodle your local dry stone wall or stone project that you are working on. Or you might like to sketch a scene from Inis Oírr or memory of Féile na gCloch. Check out some of the myths and memories on www.zibaldoneproject.com for inspiration.

Share your memories of the beauty of Inis Oirr’s dry stone walls and landscapes by taking part in our online sketching competition. This is an international competition that is open to all ages. 

To have your art included in the world wide event and be in with a chance of winning a prize, make sure that you post you photos or videos online using the hashtags #FeilenagCloch #DRAWstonewalls or email your creations to us at inisheeerzibaldone@gmail.com 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 the Zibaldone Project website and on social media.

Closing date for entries is Sunday 10th October 2021. Prizes include: Event only ticket to Féile na gCloch 2022, Festival Tshirts & Hoddies and more.

Drawing out the Stones

This conversation with stonemason Pat McAfee about building a stone mason’s dream in Drimnagh Castle in Dublin might inspire you when drawing out the stones either when you are sketching them or trying to construct something with them.

Pat McAfee draws out the stones

Drawing and mark making workshop

This is a drawing and mark making online workshop presented by James Moore who leads the drawing workshop at Féile 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 these videos and online workshops, or use your own creative mark making ideas to capture your memories of Inis Oírr and Féile na gCloch. 

Féile na gCloch, the festival of stones, unfurls virtually in 2021 on the 2nd October. Engage with the event whenever suits you via the Galway Heritage website.

Féile na gCloch, festival of stones, is an annual event on Inis Oírr. It brings together practitioners in stone walling, stone carving and letter carving from around the world to celebrate the heritage of the stones of the Aran Islands. In 2017, a new workshop was introduced, to reflect on the role that drawing and sketching plays in each of these traditions.