Meath County Council Arts Office is delighted to present a 10-year retrospective exhibition by the Kells Type Trail Collective entitled: ‘A Canvas of Type’

A Canvas of Type will show at the Toradh2 Gallery located in the newly renovated former Courthouse in the centre of Kells town from 5th July and will continue until 23rd August 2019.

Coinciding with this year’s Type Trail Festival which is currently in its tenth year, A Canvas of Type looks back at some of the pieces submitted to the festival since its inception a decade ago. 

The annual Type Trail festival celebrates typography and lettering as a modern art form. Each year, a single word is chosen and translated into a variety of languages to reflect the diverse community living in Kells today.  That chosen word is then interpreted by artists, students, community groups and other creatives to form a site-specific art installation trail throughout the town of Kells – making Kells a canvas of type.

This survey exhibition includes a diverse range of mediums, styles and approaches to art making and showcases the wonderful variety and growth Type Trail has enjoyed over its lifespan. 

Including art works by Mark Smith, Carol Lee, Elaine O’ Neill, Stephen Dullaghan, David Newton, Eimear Hannon, Denise De Blaca, Paul Delaney, Rosita Gilsenan and more. Further information can be obtained by contacting Aedín McGinn, Assistant Arts Officer, Meath County Council on artsoffice@meathcoco.ie or 0469097411