THE 1798 CLUB
The 1798 Club is a collaboration between Kunstverein Aughrim and Aughrim Active Retirement Group, a community organisation of over 30 members, who gather frequently for social and cultural pursuits. Previous activities have included the publishing and distribution of a local magazine, a variety of classes and workshops (from 'chair yoga' to an editorial masterclass in publishing to panning for gold) and discursive events with invited speakers.
Through this collaboration our aim is to develop an Intangible Heritage Collection for Aughrim. This involves creating an inventory of objects, artefacts and ephemera through which the customs and stories of Aughrim can be shared and re-told. We will achieve this through undertaking a series of artist-led workshop and research trips, working towards the development of an exhibition of Heritage objects for display. This initiative is supported by a Wicklow County Council Artist & Community Collaboration Award Scheme 2022.