Are you interested in reimagining a citizen’s manifesto for Clonmel? Part of the Reflections series in partnership with South Tipperary Arts Centre, Sean Taylor invites the public of Clonmel to create a twelve-point Clonmel Community Manifesto inspired by the stories and events that have shaped the people of Clonmel during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The points may be valuable lessons, positive affirmations, revelations, anecdotes or reflections that individuals have experienced during this ‘new normal’. The twelve most engaging proposals will be combined to make the manifesto, will be printed on a mobile billboard advertisement and will then be driven around Clonmel during the Festival for all the citizens of the town to reflect upon.
Sean Taylor received his primary Diploma in Fine Art, from Crawford College of Art & Design, Cork, Ireland in 1982. Awarded an MA in Fine Art from the University of Ulster in Belfast in 1983, he received a Postgraduate Scholarship from The Kunstenacademie, Rotterdam, Holland in 1989. In 2013 he completed a Deep Listening Certificate Programme, with American contemporary music composer Pauline Oliveros at the Deep Listening Institute, Kingston, New York, USA. Sean completed a PhD at Limerick Institute of Technology, School of Art and Design in 2019.
Since 1984 he has exhibited extensively internationally and his work is available in both private and public collections throughout Ireland, Europe, Mexico, Asia and the USA. A selection of his publications are available in the National Library of Ireland. He has achieved numerous artistic awards from the Arts Council of Ireland, The British Council and the Arts Council of Scotland, and other public funded cultural organisations. He is currently Programme Joint-Leader MA in Social Practice and the Creative Environment at Limerick School of Art & Design. He established the Art & Science collaboration Softday with software engineer Mikael Fernstrom in 1999, and continues to develop large scale public art projects with the Softday collaboration.
Examples of his work are available at www.softday.ie www.seantaylor.ie and www.cmc.ie/composers In partnership with South Tipperary Arts Centre.