Bere Island Walking Weekends

Bere Island, Co Cork is holding a series of Walking Weekends this autumn! The first will be held on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27st September 2015, with another taking place on 24th-25th October.  On a mellow autumn afternoon,.... [read more]

West Cork Fitup Theatre Festival 2015

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Two Views from Sherkin Island – An August Art Exhibition

Art Exhibition Sherkin

Two artists from Sherkin Island will hold a joint exhibition of paintings at the Community Hall on Sherkin Island from Saturday 9th August until Saturday 22nd August.

‘Two Views’, opening at 2:30pm on 9th August, is a collaborative show between artists, Jo Ashby and Majella O’Neill Collins, both of whom paint seascapes from their Sherkin Island studios, each enjoying different views of the sea.

The two friends have long planned a series of shows together and both are involved in art education. The exhibition will go to the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBSA) in Birmingham in June 2016, before returning to West Cork the following summer.

Jo Ashby, who is an associate of the RBSA, said: “Our approach to painting the sea may seem very different but there are complementary aspects that make our work hang well together, immersing the viewer in our joint affinity and connection with the sea.”

Majella O’Neill Collins, facilitator on the BA in Visual Art Degree Programme on Sherkin Island, said: ”We view this joint exhibition as an exciting opportunity to share the ever-changing seascapes of Roaring Water Bay with a wider audience.”

‘Two Views’ follows the successful Creative Diversity exhibition held recently on the island and is another example of the creative energy on Sherkin Island where several artists are opening their studios to the public this summer.

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    The West Cork islands make up a very special part of Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way.   You'll find 7 inhabited islands along the West Cork coastline, each home to a unique community and way of life. Whether you travel here by boat, or even via Ireland's only cable car, you'll be getting to unspoilt and beautiful islands with stunning views over the Atlantic Ocean and Ireland's dramatic coastline.

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