New-Arts & Crafts

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Arts & Crafts

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_single_image image=”1244″ img_size=”99×99″ qode_css_animation=””][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation=”” row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”grid” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern” z_index=””][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”40px”][vc_column_text el_class=”custom_font_size”]Sherkin Island is known as the Island of the Arts. This was not a marketing plan developed by a room full of marketing experts. This title happened organically. The inspiring vistas and unique way of life began to attract people with an artistic flare. Sherkin became home to many artists as a result and the island nurtured some home-grown talent as well. Artists from all genres live and create on Sherkin Island we have artists, writers, photographers and craft creators and they work with a multitude of materials.

 

Because of this, the community decided they wanted to share the unique and inspiring setting with other budding artists and the BA in Visual Art (BAVA) was born. The BAVA course has taken place on Sherkin Island for years with much success. The latest success of many is that of past student Mary Sullivan who won the 2018 RDS Taylor Art Award for her BA work At Home.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”40px”][vc_separator type=”normal” color=”#444444″ thickness=”1″][vc_row_inner row_type=”row” type=”full_width” text_align=”left” css_animation=””][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”1277″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” qode_css_animation=””][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][vc_column_text el_class=”custom_font_size”]

MAJELLA O’NEILL COLLINS

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text el_class=”custom_font_size”]Majella was born in West Cork in 1964. She studied at the Limerick School of Art and Design. She has exhibited widely in Ireland and in Spain, Switzerland, Australia and the USA. Her works form part of the Collections of the Office of Public Works National Collection, Ireland; University College Cork, Ireland; Allied Irish Banks Collection, Ireland; Cork University Hospital Millennium Collection, Ireland; The Hennessy Foundation, Washington DC, USA and a number of private collections in Ireland, Europe, the United States and Australia.

Majella is Facilitator on the BA in Visual Art Degree Programme on Sherkin Island and Co-Director of the Sherkin Island Summer Art Workshop. She is former Chair of the Board of West Cork Arts Centre. Majella O’Neill Collins lives and works on Sherkin Island where she has her studio. Her artworks can be viewed by appointment on the Island. Contact [email protected], 086 8771765[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][vc_separator type=”normal” color=”#444444″ thickness=”1″][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][vc_row_inner row_type=”row” type=”full_width” text_align=”left” css_animation=””][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”1274″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” qode_css_animation=””][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][vc_column_text el_class=”custom_font_size”]

JO ASHBY ARBSA

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text el_class=”custom_font_size”]Jo has divided her life between studios in London and Sherkin Island for over 20 years. Jo’s work has always reflected her love of the sea and coast – Cornwall and Wales in her early career; Sherkin and the coastline of West Cork and Kerry for the past two decades.

She trained at the Ruskin School of Drawing & Fine Art, Oxford University and Goldsmith’s College, University of London.She has exhibited widely in Ireland, the UK and Europe, and is a regular exhibiting artist with several well-established galleries.

Jo has won prizes and awards in public exhibitions in London and Birmingham. She has work in private and public collections in Ireland, Europe, the UK, Canada and the United States.Having spent many years also working in education, Jo is a tutor for adult art groups and runs day and weekend workshops. Jo now opens her studio on Sherkin to visitors each summer (weekends and bank holidays only or at other times by appointment). She is an Associate Member of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists.

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BERNADETTE BURNS

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text el_class=”custom_font_size”]Bernadette Burns lives and works on Sherkin Island.

Bernadette was a lecturer in Fine Art at the Dublin Institute of Technology. She was one of the instigators of BA Visual Art, an innovative honours degree programme delivered by DIT on Sherkin Island, and was programme chair of this for many years.

Her art practice is mainly painting, though she also works with drawing, photography, sculpture, video and book making.

She has exhibited her work in Ireland, Spain and Greece.

Her work focuses on memory and change, on how there are many strands and versions of a story, rather than a clear and factual truth. Her work refers to places that have personal meaning or memories. The healing, spiritual and transforming qualities of water hold a special significance; her work constantly refers to lakes, pools, waterfalls, reservoirs, bays, beaches, shoreline and sea.

Her studio will be open for the Open Islands weekend, and otherwise by appointment 086 8667042.

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FXMURPHY

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text el_class=”custom_font_size”]FxMurphy is a painter who lives on Sherkin Island. His primary artistic concerns are the tension between myth and history, violence and civil society.

 

 [email protected]

 

 https://www.fxmurphy.org

 

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Robbie Murphy

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text el_class=”custom_font_size”]Robbie Murphy lives and works on Sherkin Island, where he moved to with his family when
he was 10 months old so Sherkin has been a very big influence on him his entire life. He
makes his living farming oysters and through his work he sees many different aspects of the
Sherkin landscape, its changing weather and its flora and fauna. In his leisure time Robbie
uses his photography to capture this ever-changing environment. He has displayed some of
his photographs in various solo and group exhibitions in West Cork.
Contact
www.robbiemurphyphotos.com
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Nuala Mahon

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text el_class=”custom_font_size”]Nuala has lived and worked in many countries. She continues to travel extensively.
She divides her time now between Sherkin and Provence in France.
She has exhibited in both Ireland and France.
After photography her greatest passion is her garden on Sherkin. Her
studio is situated there. Everyone is welcome to visit her in her studio
and to walk around this hidden paradise.
She continues to study photography with the Open College of the creative Arts.
She can be contacted at [email protected]
Her work can be viewed on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nualamahon/
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Thewoolshop.ie

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text el_class=”custom_font_size”]Sherkin Island Online Wool and Art/Craft shop selling a selection of wool, needles, felting
products, books, cards and ribbon. A family business run by Jean Dunne who lives and
works on Sherkin Island.
Contact
[email protected]
https://www.facebook.com/thewoolshop/
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Nigel Towse

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text el_class=”custom_font_size”]Nigel has lived on Sherkin for the last 30 years and primarily works with wood and is the
creator and restorer of the wooden boats located at the dock on the north side of the
island. He also builds wooden boat models and traditional willow lobster pots. Nigel is
currently creating painted stone work.
Phone 086 3777634
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The Island Crafts Shop

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text el_class=”custom_font_size”]The Island Crafts Shop is situated on Baltimore Pier and is a collective of artistic products
from Island artists. The shop is managed by the craft workers which means prices can be
kept at an affordable level while also offering customers service from those who have real
knowledge of crafts.
Contact
Telephone: 028 20022
www.islandscrafts.com
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Veronika O’Driscoll

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text el_class=”custom_font_size”]Veronika is inspired by the nature around her which is
reflected in her work on silk – the shifting colours of the sea, skies and landscapes seen in
different lights as the seasons slowly change. Her colours are mixed from primary shades
using her own development techniques. Each piece is an original creation in 100% pure silk
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Sherkin Island Knitwear

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text el_class=”custom_font_size”]Sherkin Island Knitwear has been producing knitwear

since 1982 and is a member of the Crafts Council of Ireland.
The knitwear is hand-loomed from 100% Donegal Tweed wool.
The designs are both original and classic and come in a variety of rich colours, and feature
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Robin Snelson

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text el_class=”custom_font_size”]Unique leather goods made from Russian hides
recovered from the wreck of the Metta Catharina von Flensburg which sank in Plymouth
Sound in 1786. The leather items have a distinctive aroma because of the special tanning
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Lush Life Jewellery

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text el_class=”custom_font_size”]As the name suggests, has a rich and varied texture reflecting the abundant marine life
of the island together with Sherkin Island Silver which features original and Celtic
designs in gold, silver and brass set with gemstones. Both are designed and made by
Miriam Dunne. If you want to see more of Miriams work please see
http://www.islandscrafts.com/lushlife.html or contact Miriam on by email at
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Sinead McCormick

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Born in Dublin in 1976 and is currently based on Sherkin Island, West Cork. She lived in Barcelona for over 16 years and continues to spend a lot of her time between Sherkin and Barcelona. The influence of these contrasting landscapes, one of a small island, the other a big city, and her movement from one culture to the other are evident in much of her work.

McCormick attended Chelsea College of Art and Design in the late 1990’s and is currently studying a BA in Visual Art on Sherkin Island. Her practice is concerned with notions of borders, immigration and our inherent interconnections to one another and to the land, which are often unacknowledged or obscured from view

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Brigid O’Connell Madden

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Brigid O’Connell Madden works with ink washes, drawings and oil on canvas. Her work looks closely at aspects of Island life, the detail of the everyday which transforms into the breath and depth of belonging. 

Contact Details: Email: [email protected]

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Mona O’ Driscoll

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Mona O’ Driscoll is a Native of Sherkin Island where she grew up and has spent most of her life.In 2014, she successfully completed a BA (1:1) in Visual Arts, on the BAVA Degree Programme which is run on Sherkin Island under the aegis of Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT).

Mona is inspired by the natural environment that surrounds her and works with a variety of mediums that can vary depending on the narrative she is telling through her work.

Contact Details: Address: Kilmoon, Sherkin Island, Skibbereen, Co, Cork.

Email: [email protected]

Mobile Number: 0879429899

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Sean O’ Neill

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All my life I have had a great love for Art.  I was born on Sherkin Island in 1944 and spent most of my life travelling the world.  I am living back on Sherkin since the mid-1980s and painting full time.

I paint somewhere between abstraction and reality, trying to portray what lies between impressionism and the subconscious, working totally from memory without the aid of photography or sketches, using acrylic as my medium as I find this the most suitable for the way I work.  My paintings are not framed as I find this a distraction with no place in my work.

My paintings may be viewed at my own gallery.

Contact Details: Address: Island House Gallery, Kilmoon, Sherkin Island.

Mobile Number: 086 081 7194

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Photography

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text el_class=”custom_font_size”]Photography from Kevin O’Farrell, Nuala Mahon and Terry Farnell plus postcards and handmade photographic cards of local landscapes, flora and fauna are also available[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][vc_separator type=”normal” color=”#444444″ thickness=”1″][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation=”” row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern”][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”50px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation=”” row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”grid” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern” z_index=””][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1550944484586{background-color: #e8f3ff !important;}”][vc_row_inner row_type=”row” type=”full_width” text_align=”left” css_animation=””][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”1214″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” qode_css_animation=””][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_empty_space height=”50px”][vc_column_text el_class=”custom_font_size”]

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Before you go, download a free brochure which includes a map and walk routes

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