Artists Susan Mannion and Matthew Gammon have created a quiz and exhibition for the town of Boyle. The idea behind the quiz is to encourage people to engage with the heritage of Boyle Town through a walking tour. The questions for the quiz will be spread over the windows of ten businesses in town along with examples of Susan’s enamel artwork. Although many of the answers to the questions can be found online, the information required to answer all of them can be found on the many information boards and commemorative plaques located throughout the town.
The initiative aims to make more people aware of the interesting and diverse heritage of the historic town of Boyle whilst encouraging them to cast a fresh eye over the townscape and the local businesses. Susan explains “I wanted to create a quiz with associated artwork for the people of Boyle, something fun to do for all the family during these tough times, that people could access safely and hopefully they may win a piece of artwork at the end.”
The starting point for the quiz is at the window of the Roscommon Herald Office, Bridge Street, Boyle. It will commence on Tuesday 13th October and the closing date for entries is Saturday 24th October. Entries can be either emailed to [email protected] or written on paper with your name and contact details and dropped into Una Bhan Tourism in the grounds of King House, Boyle. A draw will then take place of the correct entries after the closing date, with the winner receiving an enamelled vessel and the runner-up a smaller vessel as shown above.
To find out more about the enameling process that Susan uses to create these works, you can go to her website, www.susanmannion.com to see a short film.
Boyle Perspectives is supported by Roscommon County Council Creative Ireland Programme through the Creative Communities Job Stimulus Measure 2020.