Ten Artists Chosen For Kerry Visual Arts Showcase

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Launching the Kerry Visual Arts Showcase were Caroline Lynch (Arts Office, Kerry County Council); Christopher Shaw, artist; Kate Plum, artist; Cllr Patrick Connor-Scarteen, Cathaoirleach Kerry County Council

THE Kerry Visual Artists’ Showcase will be on display for the sixth year running, at Government Buildings, New Road, Killarney from September 18th – October 30th.

Ten Kerry artists have been selected for the Showcase this year by Head of CIT Crawford College of Art and Design, Catherine Fehily.

Ann McNamee is a photographer whose intimate images record ordinary moments while investigating the social function of documentary photography.

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Christopher Shaw’s paintings combine manipulated magazine fragments, paint and pencil work. Dana Winder is a self-taught painter working largely in oil on canvas, inspired by the natural world.

Eileen Kennedy’s series of prints is inspired by time spent walking along the canal that runs into Tralee Bay.

“In times of uncertainty artists provide us with moments of beauty and inspiration,” says Kate Kennelly, the County Arts Officer. “People can see the work of some of the best who are creating art in the county today.”

Elouise Flannery’s vibrant semi-abstract acrylic paintings are inspired by love for nature, often with mythical and folklore roots.

Eveleen Murphy’s work is the result of an intuitive process that relies on chance to produce small-scale abstractions. Fiachra Crowley’s ceramics are visually striking pieces that create beauty through simplicity.

Jacqueline O’Driscoll paintings are expressions of close observation, memory, and consideration of the marks made on the land by many generations.

Kate Plum works with watercolours and acrylics to draw our eye to the beauty of the animals and wildlife.

Kayleigh Ryall utilizes the mediums of painting, photography, sound and video projections.

Unlike previous years, there will be no in-person launch of the exhibition as part of Culture Night, to comply with government guidelines on Covid-19.

There will instead be an online virtual launch on Culture Night, September 18th . Keep an eye on Kerry County Arts’ social media and on the national Culture Night website www.culturenight.ie where further details will be posted.

The Kerry Visual Artists’ Showcase is supported by Kerry County Council, The Arts Council and The Department of Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht.

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