TWO PEOPLE THIS WEEK have talked about art on the hill above Clonmel five years ago. That's significant.
I walked through wet fields with 29 others in August 2006, discovering my Cat hillwalking boots weren't waterproof. The hike took us to Larry Kennedy's field, located directly above the centre of Clonmel. Up there we created a piece of large visual art for people to enjoy. Long before Audioboo, I created the sound of my walkabout [19.5 MB 96 kbps MP3 file]. It was a fun day, and even more special that we mounted a large installation with a group of people who didn't know one another. We've got six times the number of people on the LIT-Clonmel campus than the original group involved in the Hill Art Project. And some of us are thinking about making an even more dramatic intervention on the pastures above the campus.
Podcasting.ie -- "Art on the Hill" was made while taking the hillside displayed in the Tipperary photostream on Flickr.