by Perry O’Donovan
A UNIQUE exhibition running as part of the Skibbereen Arts Festival has proved to be a major draw for festival-goers generating excellent word-of-mouth approval.
The Museum of Miniature curated by Tess Leak of Baltimore and Marie Brett of Bantry at 4 North Street in Skibb features work by hundreds of artists form around the world from a multitude of disciplines and backgrounds.
The artists were invited to contribute, a call which met with a fantastic response, filling three floors of a building with exquisitely miniaturized art works.
Packages arrived from Australia, Canada, Poland, Chile, Austria, Germany, and, of course, from all over Britain and Ireland, tiny works in clay, glass, wood, fabric, paint and paper.
Altogether the work of 178 artists feature in the exhibition.
Credit to Tess and Marie for such a wonderful concept which has been so beautifully presented and has been such a great success.
And much credit too to the Skibbereen Arts Festival organizers Pat Collins, Sharon Whooley, Brendan McCarthy, Susan O’Regan, for co-ordinating another excellent and inclusive festival, volunteer work which represents hundred and hundreds of hours of their valuable time for which the whole town and hinterland are really, truly grateful.