Sheep farmers, researchers and innovators, artists and designers, craft and food producers from across Ireland and Europe have been invited to present the various traditions associated with sheep from sheep farming for meat, milk and wool through online events and exhibitions.
The Project Baa Baa cultural programme includes International Contemporary Tapestry exhibitions and a symposium featuring masters from Australia, Denmark, Canada, Poland, Japan, France, England, Scotland and Ireland. A Wool Showcase presenting the work of Irish designers and makers. Exhibitions in historic textiles and innovative fashion, sheep breed portraits in wool and education projects.
Project Baa Baa also presents the European Congress of Sheep Farming & Associated Traditions hosted by Damien O’Reilly, presenter of RTE’s Countrywide. This online conference will include key international speakers from farming, research, design and eco-innovation: EuroSheep, IWTO, EU Commission, SLOW FOOD, Teagasc, Fáilte Ireland and Bord Bia. Topics of discussion include the state of play and the future opportunities in wool, textiles and yarns, farming, food production, agritourism and sustainable practices. This is a key networking event for those involved in sheep farming, agritourism, food production and wool sectors across Ireland and Europe.
Due to the current COVID19 restrictions all events are now taking place online on the Project Baa Baa website
Produced by Deborah Evers, Emilia Furey and Seamus Sheridan