Draíocht Art Gallery proudly hosts the third Open Air Painting Competition in Adare after a very successful launch in 2017.
Set in the picturesque village of Adare, this competition gives you the opportunity to sit and paint among it’s old world historical charms beside the beautiful River Maigue. For many years artists flock here to capture its scenic beauty in paint, but this time to compete.
Draíocht, Adare’s premier contemporary Art Gallery is delighted to organise a Plein Air competition that boasts fantastic prizes and the opportunity to meet, talk and paint with fellow artists. Prize winning artists will have their work displayed in Draíocht throughout Septembet.
Clodagh Redden in Draíocht.
The themes and motifs used in Clodagh’s work are symbolic of a spiritual journey between life and death. The Greek mythology of the ferryman Charon carrying the souls across the River Styx is the original concept of these transitional vessels but she also incorporates Celtic motifs, tonalities and mood within the pieces.
On the Way to Once, beautiful new bronze from Ian Pollock.
Dublin born sculptor Ian Pollock,Inspiration for his sculptures comes from aspects of daily life. Pollock sees his work ‘like a three dimensional diary’ of his life. “I never limit myself to one subject or style of work and can never say where the work will go next which makes it exciting for myself and I hope for the viewer. I like the fact that bronze is so permanent, a bronze sculpture is going to be around forever.”
Celebrated Sculptor Krys Pomeroy placed a number of bronze pieces with Draíocht for sale yesterday. For a number of years Krys worked with clay and for the past fifteen years have used paper as a sculptural medium. Thanks to the encouragement of sculptor Seamus Connolly, who has an art foundry in Kilbaha,her work is now being cast in bronze.