Kells Tech Hub Welcomes Kells Type Trail
Kells Tech Hub was delighted to welcome the Kells Type trail and 4th Year Creative Art Students from Athlone IT this week. The students were visiting the town of Kells to collaborate on the Kells Type Trail and Kells Tech Hub was an ideal location to hear from local artists, poets and other contributors to the Type Trail with its 128 seater tiered auditorium. The Kells Type Trail now in its 10th year, is an annual festival celebrating typography and lettering as a modern art form. Each year one word is translated into a variety of languages reflecting the diversity of the Kells community, this years word is ‘TYPE’. Through a series of collaborations and workshops with, for example, Kells primary & post-primary schools; students from Athlone Institute of Technology, Dundalk IT, local artists, poets and Meath Arts Office, these words are then interpreted by artist Mark Smith & his creative Type Trail team to bring an imaginative message to the streets of Kells. This takes the form of up to 33 indoor and outdoor art installations which form a walking trail around the town. Mostly temporary in nature, each year one piece is chosen as a Type Trail legacy piece with the long term objective of a permanent Type Trail presence in the town.
We look forward to seeing the streets of Kells transformed again this year with art and colour. For more information on the Type Trail CLICK HERE
Kells Tech Hub is the ideal venue for events with several flexible event spaces all fitted with high spec AV Equipment with catering available. For more information on event space in Kells Tech Hub CLICK HERE