News from the Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig
WE ARE SEEKING A CHAIRPERSON OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN SERVING ON OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS?
The Tyrone Guthrie Centre is seeking new Board of Director members. We are seeking people with experience in the arts sector in the Republic of Ireland and in Northern Ireland. We are also seeking experience in one or any of the following; marketing and communications, development and fundraising, financial managment, building conservation, and sustainability. We are seeking people with a firm belief in the importance of artists, creatives, and the arts to society, a commitment to our Mission, Vision, Values, and Purpose as outlined in our Strategic Plan Rise Above and a willingness to volunteer your time to serve on our Board of Directors and various sub-committees (please click on the words Rise Above to see our Strategic Plan). One or more of the following are essential to us an organisation:
- An understanding of the arts sector and environment in the Republic of Ireland and in Northern Ireland.
- An understanding of the international arts environment.
- Experience of the funding environment in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
- Experience of development and fundraising for major capital projects.
- A good knowledge of sustainability as it applies to a nineteenth-century house and curtilage.
Ann McGuirk (née Maguire) (1940-2022).
We at The Tyrone Guthrie Centre are deeply saddened by the death of Ann McGuirk. Ann had a close connection with Annaghmakerrig House. She came to work for the Guthries when she left school, and remained with them until 1972. Ann then joined the team when the house opened as The Tyrone Guthrie Centre in 1981 and remained with us until her retirement in 2005. Deeply loved by her colleagues and resident artists alike, she was a valued friend that will always be remembered for her sense of fun, and her love of Annaghmakerrig. We will miss her terribly. We send our heartfelt condolences to Ann's family. May she rest in peace. read more
Covid 19 update for residents from England, Scotland, Wales, Europe, and all international countries
Owing to the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic, and the necessity to keep the illness out of The Tyrone Guthrie Centre for the sake of our in-house team, and our residents, it is with regret that have made the decision not to reopen to residents from England, Scotland, Wales, Europe, and all international countries until after 30 May 2022. We will review the situation after 30 May 2022. We are open to all residents on the island of Ireland. We are following strict HSE guidelines. All residents are required to send a clear antigen test 24 hours prior to arrival to firstname.lastname@example.org. We apologise for any inconvenience caused to our overseas residents, and we very much look forward to welcoming you back to us again, hopefully later in the year. read more
The Debi O’Hehir Bursary for a Painter, Sculptor, or Printmaker on the Island of Ireland 2021-2022
We are delighted to announce that the winner of our 'Debi O'Hehir Bursary for a Painter, Sculptor, or Printmaker on the Island of Ireland' is sculptor and installation artist, Claire McCluskey. Claire will join us in 2022 to take up her two week residency in our Big House, with use of a visual art studio. Claire intends to 'develop a new body of work taking a local holy well (the Jaundie well near Stonebridge, Co Monaghan) as my starting point to explore the psychological power of water within a community, how it carries significant material associations (as in the cure) and how this relates to global material and ecological crises.' The bursary has been made possible through the generosity of artist and former frequent resident at The Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Debi O'Hehir (1962-2015). read more