Free Market comes to Macroom
The Free Market pavilion will arrive to join with market traders in the Market Square in
Macroom from Friday July 21st to Sunday July 23rd. The pavilion will be installed on The Square, where it will be
launched with a special event open to all at 6pm on July 21st.
Free Market, the Irish National Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition,
won widespread acclaim for its exploration of the unique identity of Irish rural towns when
it showed in Venice in 2018. It is now preparing for the second stop on its National Tour at
Macroom Co. Cork, coinciding with the weekly market in the town.
Visitors are invited to take part in a series of free events helping us to spark new
conversations around the future of our towns. Our events will coincide with special summer
markets expanding on the usual Tuesday weekly market in Macroom. A programme of
events will run throughout the day across Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. People are
encouraged to explore the exhibition, join in guided walking tours, contribute to Vox Pop
recording sessions, and for younger townies we have designed a special Townie Scavenger
An exhibition of drawings, photographs and models will be housed in the Town Hall Gallery
upstairs in the former Market House. This exhibition will include original architectural
drawings and models from the Venice Architecture Biennale describing both the historic
and contemporary conditions of towns across Ireland. Recently taken documentary and
aerial photography (specially commissioned by Free Market) will be shown alongside
historic photography. There will also be audio interviews, stories and sound recordings.
Press enquiries contact:
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