News from the Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig

Ann McGuirk (née Maguire) (1940-2022).

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

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 info@tyroneguthrie.ie.  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

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

We announce our Debi O’Hehir Bursary for a Painter or Sculptor in the Island of Ireland

We announce our Debi O’Hehir Bursary for a Painter or Sculptor in the Island of Ireland

THE DEBI O'HEHIR BURSARY FOR PAINTERS AND SCULPTORS ON THE ISLAND OF IRELAND The Tyrone Guthrie Centre is the beneficiary of monies in memory of artist and frequent resident, Debi O'Hehir (1962-2015), with which we have established a 5 year bursary in her name. The bursary will offer one artist - painter or sculptor - living and working on the island of Ireland, the opportunity to avail of a two week residency in our Big House, with use of a studio. The first award will be announced in December 2021, with the winner availing of the opportunity in 2022. We are seeking applicants from emerging, recent, mid, and late career artists, and from across all cultural communities on the island of Ireland. The peer panel for 2021/22 is visual arts curator, Eamonn Maxwell, Dr Éimear O'Connor HRHA, visual arts curator and Resident Director of The Tyrone Guthrie Centre, and Kim Mawhinney, Ulster Museum and member of our Board of Directors. The winner will be chosen from a shortlist created by the panel, with the addition of Siobhan O'Hehir. Closing date - 5pm on 30 November 2021. Applicants must be over the age of 18. 
PLEASE NOTE: To access our application form, please email
tyroneguthrie40@gmail.com
THE LINK TO THE APPLICATION FORM WILL ARRIVE TO YOU IN RESPONSE TO YOUR EMAIL. CLICK ON THE BLUE LINK AND IT WILL OPEN THE FORM. Fill the form, including uploads, and press the bottom left button to send it to us. The bottom right button will save the form for you by sending the link to your email address.
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Inaugural winner of the Anita Young Bursary for a mid-career painter in association with RUA.

Inaugural winner of the Anita Young Bursary for a mid-career painter in association with RUA.


We are delighted to announce that the winner of our inaugural Anita Young Bursary for a mid-career painter in association with Royal Ulster Academy and Tyrone Guthrie Centre Annaghmakerrig is Karen Daye-Hutchinson ARUA, for her work titled 'Layers of time you can not divide ' (oil on paper, etching). Karen's work was chosen as the winner for her creative use of mixed media.
Karen Daye-Hutchinson joins Diarmuid Breen as our inaugural winners of the Anita Young Bursary (2021/22) in association with the RUA and the RHA, made possible through a bequest made by visual artist, Anita Young,  to Tyrone Guthrie Centre Annaghmakerrig. We look forward to welcoming both artists for their two week residencies with in our Big House, with use of a visual arts studio, in 2022. 
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