Take a moment for yourself away from it all and check out these new works by artists in Ireland, including Aoife Scott and Donald Teskey
When you want to quickly escape daily life and be inspired, you can’t beat a powerful art exhibition. These environmentally-inspired pieces are beautiful and thought-provoking to look at, whether you’re in Mayo, Monaghan or spending the weekend in Dublin.
Collide – Aoife Scott
The award winning visual artist Aoife Scott will open her first solo exhibition at Fumbally Stables from 18 -21 November. A collection that has been in development over the course of two years, the artist has interrogated her love for and connection to the sea and the natural world, and has juxtaposed this with her own personal experience of climate anxiety. The exhibition will showcase a new body of work with over 20 new pieces including paintings on canvas and paper, etchings on paper and bio-resin and concrete sculptures. aoifescott.ie
Claremorris Gallery in Co Mayo will host a solo exhibition of new work by beloved painter Donald Teskey. Running from 20 November to 20 December, the show will feature 16 new works, mostly created in Country Mayo during the summer of 2021. The sheets of barren rock and crashing waves of the western coastline are the subject of his work. This time, each piece depicts these familiar scenes with fresh eyes, with the understanding that after lockdown perhaps the artist is seeing things a little differently. claremorrisgallery.ie
Patrick Kavanagh Collection
Taking museum gift shop to a whole new level, The Patrick Kavanagh Centre in Monaghan has launched The Kavanagh Collection, a collaboration between the Centre and local artists, Liz Christy, Louise Loughman and Grace Brennan.
The collection features a number of specially commissioned pieces, all inspired by the celebrated poet’s work, including hand-made silk scarves, dickie bows, glass candleholders, wall vases, hand-woven wool scarves, notebooks and bookmarks. Prices range from €6 for a hand-made bookmark with limited-edition print by Louise Loughman, to €170 for a luxury, hand-woven cashwool scarf by Liz Christy. The collection is available in-store at the Patrick Kavanagh Centre in Inniskeen, and online at patrickkavanaghcentre.com