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As a forerunner to the Ashbourne Treasures Exhibition, there will be an open art event, called An Ashbourne Treasure Trove, at Ashbourne Town Hall over the Easter weekend. Local residents are invited to submit their interpretations of what or who is an Ashbourne Treasure in words (poetry or prose), painting, sketch, cartoon, crafts, sculpture or photograph, or even an object that represents in artistic form an Ashbourne Icon, either contemporary or historic.
In addition, there will be a community “paint in”. Local artist Sue Prince will be preparing the outline of a Bonad timeline painting (a decorative wall hanging painted in a Swedish fold art style), showing the history of Ashbourne from the Bronze age to present day, incorporating the items displayed in the Ashbourne Treasures exhibition, and the public will be invited to paint the panels. On completion, the Bonad will be displayed in a public space where it can be viewed by everyone.
Visit www.ashbournetreasures.com for an application form or call in to the Visitor Information Centre to pick up a form. Closing dates for submission is 17th March 2017.