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Dunmanway artists are all over town

Wednesday, 15th July, 2020 3:52pm

All this month a new type of exhibition is running in Dunmanway featuring work from all local artists.

The first Art Tour and Art Exhibition features the work of different local artists in various locations throughout the town, including the beautiful Atkins Hall, the stunning St Mary's church, the newly opened art gallery in the community council office as well as a reflective space in the town library, along with many window displays.

There is also a self guided walking tour has been a huge success.

One of the artists featured is Denis O’Brien, whose first piece of art was seen on television at just four years old! At the age of 12, his copy of Michaelangelo's ‘The Fall of the Gods’ was displayed in Lavitt’s Gallery in Cork.

Another local artist whose work is on display in the Atkin’s Hall is Catherine Biggs-Hurley. Catherine spent many a summer holidaying in West Cork.

Returning to college after 20 years working in the film industry, she has just completed her second year BA in Fine Art in CIT Crawford College of Art and Design.

Catherine said: “As a new artist I was nervous but delighted to put my work out there. There is a very supportive positive response to my work and to the event. It is a great community event bringing a vibrant cultural feel to the town. Art galleries are naturally socially distant so it never felt uneasy.”

Other local artists featured include Claire O’Mahony, Finn Kearney, Des O’Meara, Nicky Kitley, and Patricia Cadogan-Collins.

Cllr Deirdre Kelly said: “There is so much talent in our community. It's a pleasure to be part of an initiative which gives these artists a platform to display their work whilst at the same time providing a social outlet for the community.”

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