Home » Arts » Art (page 29)

Art

New work at Blueberry exhibition

NEW work and some relatively new artists will be on display in Blueberry Art Gallery, Ennis Road, Limerick for the next month.  The exhibition Five by Five will include a selection of paintings by five of Limerick’s leading ladies including Margaret Ray, Nuala Reddan, Orla Clancy, Gerardine O’Leary and Rosaleen Shannon.According to Blueberry Art Gallery proprietor Maurice Clarke, “The idea behind the gallery is to build on the relationships we have with a number of local artists whose work is now featured and to open the gallery to new artists. The specific aim of the gallery is to serve the needs of the Limerick community through the means of visual art and the Five by Five exhibition is just one example of how we are achieving this”.  Rosaleen Shannon, one of the Five by Five ladies who will feature a painting called Looking out to Sea in the exhibition, began painting five years ago. “I absolutely love painting colourful happy …

Read More »

Graphic Studio Dublin celebrates 50th with Glór exhibition

A RANGE of top-class printwork is currently on display at Glór, Ennis to celebrate with Graphic Studio Dublin their 50th anniversary.Graphic Studio Dublin was established in 1960 to teach traditional printmaking skills, (then unavailable in Irish art colleges) and to provide studios and technical assistance to artists to make fine art prints. They currently have 67 members and this exhibition has a selection of work from some of these artists, including Meadhbh Arthurs, Jean Bardon, Gerard Cox, Louise Farrelly, Paul Fitters, Niamh Flanagan, Nickie Hayden, Stephen Lawlor, Robert Russell and Siobhán Hyde.“Apart from a period in the 18th century when Dublin became known as a centre for the manufacture of mezzotints, there has been little tradition of printmaking in Ireland. In 1960 Patrick Hickey, Leslie MacWeeney, Liam Miller, Elizabeth Rivers and Anne Yeats founded the Graphic Studio Dublin to teach traditional printmaking skills and to provide studios and technical assistance to artists to make fine art prints. It was opened …

Read More »

Launch of Aughty Public Art Project exhibitions

Details of a number of innovative and challenging art projects, which will be exhibited in South Galway over the coming months, will be revealed in Gort on Monday night.The art events are part of the Aughty Public Art Project, a series of public art projects taking place in Galway during the late summer and autumn. The project focusing on the Aughty region, stretching from Gort to Woodford and Loughrea, was commissioned by Galway County Council Arts Office.Artists from the Ground Up Artists Collective (GUAC) Marie Connole, Emma Houlihan and Jim Ricks, will be creating temporary art works that engage creatively with the communities of the area.Marie Connole’s Weed or Knotweed? is a series of drawings and paper sculpture installation based on the proliferating Japanese Knotweed plant. She will examine the knotweed as a metaphor for being ‘transplanted’ or a ‘blow-in’ to or from the region.Emma Houlihan’s Border Walk is a community engaged project involving a ‘slow’ public walk over seven …

Read More »

Secret Garden discovered in Ennis

CLARE now has its very own Secret Garden. Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann and Ennis Tidy Towns have brought the children’s classic to life, beside Cois na hAbhna.

Read More »

Buttermarket Gallery opens Kilkee venue

The Buttermarket Gallery, Kilrush, has opened a second venue in the Marine Hotel, Kilkee and is looking for works by Clare artists to sell.

Read More »

O’Maoldomhnaigh exhibition runs until July 14

THE paintings of Ennis artist, Tomás O’Maoldomhnaigh, are currently on display at Kenny’s Gallery in Lahinch.Tomás’works can be found all over Ireland and is represented on the walls of many of the country’s top corporate companies. His exhibitions are held on an ongoing basis and paintings have been sold to the United States, Europe, Africa and Australia. He now lives and works as a full-time artist and illustrator in his adopted hometown of Ennis. He was born in Limerick, however, his grandmother came from Ennis and his great aunts still lived there when he decided to make Ennis his home 18 years ago. “As an artist, I’m enthralled to put brush to canvas; it is at once both public and private. The world I reveal is an expression of my passion for both classic European portraiture and bright contemporary realism. I’m in awe of artists such as Sargent, Orpen and the American Tony Ryder. I find the classic styles to …

Read More »

Town becomes a canvass for Wallcandy

SOME of Ennis’s buildings and walls are causing people to take a second look since they have become the canvass for an interesting art project.The Wallcandy project has drawn together artists with various skills and training to create pieces of art on walls and buildings around the town.  Among the artists working on the project are a graphic designer, fashion designer, art teachers, a tattoo artist and a ceramicist.Shane O’Neill of the Art and Craft Company in Chapel Lane, who initiated the project with graphic designer Emma Hogan, explained that all of the sites chosen have interesting or unusual features. “Although some of the sites are a little run down or have deteriorated due to damage or neglect, they have been given an artistic twist that totally changes the way you see it,” he said.He added that the aim of the project is to give artists the opportunity and freedom to conceive and create a piece of art that uses …

Read More »

Russell Gallery gets Wing Swept

AN EXHIBITION of new works by Dublin artist Roxanne Fitzmaurice opens in the Russell Gallery, New Quay this Saturday.Wing Swept Skys is a landscaped based exhibition, with a clear focus on the presence of birds. Her last solo show in the Russell Gallery was almost six years ago, but she was anxious to present her work in the West of Ireland again. She has widely exhibited in galleries around Ireland for the last 10 years including the RHA, Hallward and Mill Cove and her work can be found in many private and public collections including AIB Bank, Shelbourne Hotel, Barry McCabe & Associates, DIT College of Marketing and Design and The Rotunda Hospital. A spokesperson for the Russell Gallery said the work in this exhibition is a “pull between abstraction and representation”. “The paint is applied so that the solidity of the land shifts with the swirling, twisting forms of birds. The space the birds travel through is without boundaries, …

Read More »