WB Yeats was one of the most important poets of the 20th century. His work is known and lauded in many countries. He had a special affection for County Sligo, Republic of Ireland and his Nobel Prize medal is on display in the Sligo County Museum.
Yeats Day on June 13 is a dawn to dusk celebration of the life and work of poet William Butler Yeats (1839–1922). From a breakfast boat trip to the Lake Isle of Innisfree, to a sunset concert in the ruins of Sligo Abbey, as well as poetry readings and myriad other events.
We are inviting admirers of Yeats to collaborate in the Mail Art Project by sending small artworks through the post to be exhibited in Sligo and to be documented online.
If you would like to have your work exhibited alongside that of artists from all over the world, mail an original self designed postcard/card based on the theme HAPPY BIRTHDAY MISTER YEATS.
This exhibition is non juried and anyone is welcome to participate to maintain the egalitarian tradition of Mail Art. The exhibition is intended to be a cultural exchange for both the artists and the gallery audience.
For the viewer, the exhibition presents a glimpse into a considerable number of participants art works from all over the world, some of whom may have never before exhibited.
If you would like to participate in this project please
Design a postcard with the theme HAPPY BIRTHDAY MISTER YEATS.
Use any media, drawing, painting, print, collage, photography, textile, calligraphy, digital etc
Put a stamp on it and post it to:
YEATS DAY 2014 MAIL ART PROJECT,
c/o Paul Murray,
Include your own name and address.
The closing date for receipt of submissions is 30 May 2014.
There is no entry fee, submitted works will not be sold or returned.
The blog http://happybirthdaymisteryeats.wordpress.com/ will be used to display contributions as well as an exhibition space in Sligo.
There is also a Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/HappyBirthdayMisterYeats for the project which is updated regularly.
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us. firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com or via the Blog or Facebook pages.
We hope to see you there!