The Crawford Art Gallery in Cork has acquired a painting by Michael Sheehan, the west cork artist who died in 1996. The 1993 oil painting entitled ‘Eskivaude’, on a small rough octagonal board, depicts a clachan or cluster of dwellings perched on the edge of the Cod’s Head on the extreme end of the Beara peninsula. Its vivid colours and intense brush strokes are characteristic of the artist’s naive works.
SKIBBEREEN’S Bridge Street will be getting a timely spring clean on Sunday, May 25th thanks to an innovative new local initiative aimed at helping the town look its best for the upcoming summer tourist season. The “Shiny Happy Skibbereen” project supported by the local Chamber of Commerce and Tidy Towns will see Bridge Street literally transformed on the day as volunteers join forces to give the area a bright new
A PRIZE raffle in aid of Skibbereen’s St Fachtna’s Silver Band will be held on Easter Saturday with proceeds going to help pay for new instruments recently purchased by the band at a cost of €10,000. Local artist Martin Stone has donated a painting worth €2,500 as first prize and a number of other quality prizes will be on offer as well. The painting will be on view in
AN exhibition of water colours by local artist Rober Brown is currently running in the Tea Room at Bantry House until October 6th next. Robert is a retired architect, a self- taught artist, he dabbled in water colours a little in past years, but took it up more seriously only in 2008, after moving to West Cork in 2005 from the UK.
WEST Cork will play host a solo exhibition from acclaimed Irish artist Chára Nagle whose exclusive and exquisite equine art hangs in homes throughout the world.
HUNGRY Hill Writing and Mill Cove Gallery are delighted to announce the 2012 Poets Meet Painters writing competition for poems inspired by works of art at Mill Cove Gallery and Sculpture Garden.
“A Mixed Palette” is the first solo exhibition of Maree O’Sullivan which is on display at the Blue Geranium Cafe, Hosford’s Garden Centre for the month of April. Maree’s forte is silk painting, she says she loves the effect of paint and its reaction to the silk and the freedom of the paint as it takes on a life of its own once it hits the silk and the colours