Midden Chronicles - Meet the Artists responsible for the KinShip Project

Meet the Artists who will lead a walk in the park introducing the public to their creative work as part of KinShip Art Project

Date & Time:
Sunday, November 20, 2022
12:15 pm
KinShip Registration Desk

Midden Chronicles: Meet the Artist is an artist’s talk by Marilyn Lennon and Sean Taylor, the artists behind The KinShip Project taking place at 12:15 pm on Sunday 20th November at Tramore Valley Park as part of The KinShip Winter Weekend 2022. This "Meet the Artist" event will take place at KinShip Activity Room, Sports Pavilion, Tramore Valley Park.

General Event Advice:

  • Online ticket booking is now closed. Please call 086 036 0498 to book your place on an event via phone or drop in to The KinShip Registration Desk in the Sports Pavilion at Tramore Valley Park (@TVP) beside the Half Moon Lane entrance.
  • Pedestrian and cycle access to Tramore Valley Park is available. See Park Access Map for guidance on locations:
  • 2. Via Half Moon Lane, off The South Douglas Road next to Christ King Secondary School.
  • 3. Via the Eastern Park Walkway, adjacent to Willow Park, close to Gaelscoil na Duglaise.
  • Free parking is available in Tramore Valley Park on a first come, first served basis. Vehicles must enter via the main entrance off the South Link Road. See Park Access Map for guidance on location or use GPS coordinates 51.87876013974687, -8.464592905114198
  • Buses travel along routes with drop off points near each pedestrian entrance. Take the 213 bus from the city centre to the Half Moon Lane stop and follow signage for Tramore Valley Park. For more information, go to https://www.corktransport.info/p/cork-city-bus-services-route-maps-and.html
  • For more information on travel to Tramore Valley Park, go to https://tramorevalleypark.glencentre.ie/
  • Most events are family friendly unless stated otherwise. Please note that all participants under 18 MUST be accompanied by an adult.
  • Programme participants are advised to dress appropriate to the weather and terrain including sturdy, waterproof footwear.
  • Gardening gloves may be advisable for some activities.
  • Registration takes place 15 minutes before the start time of each event. Events will start on time so attendees are advised to be punctual.
  • Unless otherwise stated in event descriptions, the starting and end points of each event in The KinShip Winter Weekend Programme will be The KinShip Registration Desk in the Sports Pavilion at Tramore Valley Park located inside the pedestrian entrance by Christ the King Secondary School off South Douglas Rd.
  • Event places are limited and waiting lists are in place. If you cannot participate in an event you have booked, it is requested that you cancel your ticket for release to the waiting list.
  • Hot beverages and snacks will be available. Event attendees are invited to pack a lunch if intending to join the programme for long periods as there will be no food outlets in the vicinity.
  • Most events in the KinShip Winter Weekend are wheelchair accessible however we request that you check each event listing for specific information with regard to accessibility and get in touch with us if you have any specific needs.
  • All are welcome to share feedback on The KinShip Project via our online feedback form here or on our Feedback Wall by the KinShip Registration Desk at Tramore Valley Park.
  • For more information about The KInShip Project and an overview of the Winter Weekend programme, go to www.corkcity.ie/kinshipevents

Meet the artists Marilyn Lennon and Sean Taylor as they discuss the Midden Chronicles, a new artwork they created for the KinShip Project.

During 2022, the artists Lennon Taylor created a deep map of Tramore Valley Park. A deep map is a kind of collage of information; a complex scrapbook of activities that reveal the past, the present, and the future of a place all at once. The deep map includes diagrams, sound maps and drawings of everyday practical activities that are initiated in the park such as growing, walking, playing, counting species, foraging, composting, beekeeping, planting, repairing, recycling, sensing, or tracing.

The outcomes of the activities will be presented as 'The Midden Chronicles'; an amalgamation of citizen science, public art making and collective creative actions where the ordinary may become extraordinary.

Marilyn Lennon is an artist and educator. Marilyn's social art practice emerges from engaging with the complex ecologies of situations and sites. Her work is process based, collaborative and durational. The creative outcomes are actions, artefacts, co-created situations, and exchanges. Sean Taylor is a socially engaged artist and educator with considerable international and national experience. Sean’s social art practice explores concepts of annual and natural cycles in nature and time. The core artistic research methodologies he employs have a strong connection to space, place, ecology, and the urgent need for social action.