Flora, an exhibition by Members and Friends of West Cork Arts Centre, opening Thursday 22 June

Blush by Maeve Hickey

Flora, an exhibition by Members and Friends of West Cork Arts Centre, 23 June – 16 September, Opening on Thursday 22 June at, 5.30pm, All Welcome.

Curated by Members and Friends Liaison Alison Cronin, Flora features artwork that explores the plant-life of Ireland. West Cork is renowned for both the beauty of its landscape and the wealth of artists residing here.

Many of those artists are part of our Membership and Friendship schemes here at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre, and as such we are delighted to provide them with opportunities to exhibit their work.

The West Cork landscape is a common source of inspiration for artists, but for this exhibition we were seeking work that looked a little closer, to the plants and flowers that inhabit those landscapes and give them life.

Including photographs, print, drawing, painting and mixed media from 30 different artists, the rich variety of work on show echoes the rich variety of plant life which inspired it. Grasses, garden flowers, woodland, weeds, ferns and mosses are all represented here.

The exhibition will run throughout the summer ensuring local artists work is on display at Uillinn throughout our busiest season. Join us for the launch at 5.30pm on Thursday 22 June, or call in throughout the summer to see the work.