Director, Robbie McDonald has invited the RHA Friends to visit the beautiful Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig. This is a residential workplace for artists, writers and musicians dedicated to supporting and facilitating creativity. Here residents can find peace and quiet to develop their work, together with the stimulation of living alongside artists from all disciplines, enabling a rich cross-fertilization of ideas.
The centre was home of the visionary theatre maker William Tyrone Guthrie whom, with the advice and encouragement of his family, bequeathed his entire estate and family home to the State with the proviso that it would be used for the benefit of artists. Since opening in 1981,Annaghmakerrig has hosted thousands of artists from Ireland North and South and from all over the world.
Situated in a beautiful, tranquil setting amid the lakes and drumlins of county Monaghan, the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, often referred to as Annaghmakerrig, consists of ‘the Big House’ accommodating up to 11 residents and the self-catering farmyard cottages for six additional residents.
Director Robbie McDonald, will lead the tour of the centre and the RHA Friends will have the opportunity to walk the grounds and meet the residential artists in their studios to discuss their work. A lunch will be hosted for the Friends at the ‘Big House’ in the afternoon.
There is a fee for this day excursion (includes coach travel from Dublin if needed). For further details, please contact Friends Co-ordinator, Michelle Considine at firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 01 661 2558.
Image: The Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmakerrig.