Make memories at the table with Bealtaine At Home 2020

Share family memories and learn new craft skills guided by artist Ciara Harrison.

I am delighted to be a part of this partnership with Helium Arts and Age & Opportunity, Bealtaine At Home 2020. Families are invited to take part in a public exchange as part of our creative exchange project, At the Table No One Grows Old. 

So many memories are made at the table, as we share food and stories together. Inspired by heirloom tablecloths that artist Ciara Harrison inherited from her great aunt, Ciara brought together children from our Dublin Open Studio programme and their family members via postal and internet exchanges to share textile skills, memories and stories.

Each family decorated pieces from one of Ciara’s tablecloths with their own memories and marks and Ciara then created a virtual patchwork tablecloth, stitching together all of the memories. This patchwork tablecloth is displayed below.

Join in!

Helium Arts and Bealtaine At Home 2020 invite families to join us in creating their own memories at the table. You can choose any fabric that you might decorate a table with: a tablecloth, table-runner, place mat or napkin. To find out more see or Bealtaine At Home 2020

With thanks to artist Ciara Harrison and Helium Arts, and Helium Arts Project Manager Emma Eager. Video editing Emma Eager.