Bandon Art Group will hold their annual coffee morning / exhibition from 10.00am -12.00pm on Friday 24th November 2017 at the Perfect Cup Cafe, Bandon.
The coffee morning will be followed by an exhibition of new work by Bandon Art Group which will be available for sale in the Perfect Cup from Nov. 24th to Dec. 20th. The publication of their 2018 calendar which shows paintings from all members will also be on sale. The coffee morning and calendar is in aid of their current charity, the new Day Care Centre at Bandon Community Hospital.
Over the years, through their exhibitions, the group has raised money for a number of charities including: RNLI, the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind, the Bandon Soroptomists, ACT Cancer, the Chernobyl Children’s Project (Bandon Branch), B.H.O.C, the Bandon Playground Action Group, Marymount Hospice, Bandon Community Hospital, St Mary’s Church Restoration Fund, St Michael’s Care Centre and Bandon branch of St Vincent De Paul.
Currently there are 16 members of Bandon Art Group although almost fifty members have passed through its doors since 1993. Four of the founding members Freda Roycroft, Evelyn Draper, Vera Hegarty and Agnes Deasy are still members of the group.
The members meet once a week to paint together. From time to time well known local artists are invited to talk about their work, do demonstrate or run workshops and the group also visits local galleries and exhibitions, all of which provides members with challenges and stretches them as artists.
Members work in a range of mediums including oil, acrylic, watercolour, silk painting, mixed media, charcoal, pencils and watercolour pencils, pastels and even ceramics.
Bandon Art Group hold regular exhibitions in Bandon and have exhibited in the Library, the Gateway Hall at the Methodist Church, the Blue Geranium Cafe at Hosford’s Garden Centre, the Riverview Shopping Centre and The Perfect Cup Cafe. They also take part in Bandon Engage Arts Festival and Kinsale Arts Week.