What's on, Festivals

Wexford: Makers House

Wexford: Makers House

Makers House brings together the work of sixteen artists, designers and makers for an exhibition, demonstrations and workshops. Featured artists and makers include: Ann Kenny, Gilly Thomas, Guy Urbin, Kristen Grey, Mairead Stafford, Patricia Howard, Pauline Quigley, Island Willow, Julsuluv, Mara Coastal Creations, Three Moon Candles and Wild Herb Elixr.
Makers House: 19 – 31 October 

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Wexford: Skin Deep 

Wexford: Skin Deep 

At the Wexford Arts Centre, Mary-Ruth Walsh’s ‘Skin Deep’ investigates the idea of skin as a substance and metaphor using collage, film and sculpture/installation. Walsh’s interest in architecture informs her work on skin and the artist draws parallels between the two; for example, through the idea of ‘skin’ as a façade, and through boundaries created by impassive screens and veneers.
Mary-Ruth Walsh: 18 October – 4 December

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Wexford: Pigyard Show

Wexford: Pigyard Show

The Pigyard Gallery hosts a group show of work by local artists. Included are landscape paintings by Hanneke van Ryswyk that highlight the vulnerability of the natural world; Nadia Corridan’s paintings exploring memory; and Trish Robinson’s still-life works. Image detail: Hanneke van Ryswyk
Group Show: 15 – 31 October

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Wex-Art 2021

Wex-Art 2021

Showcasing the work of local and national artists, the Wex-Art 21 festival is spread across several venues. Highlights include: Neil Shawcross, Felim Egan, Conor Walton and Orla de Brí at the Greenacres Art Gallery; a group show of twelve local artists, ‘Curare’; and a display of photographs from the festival’s early years at the National Opera House. Image detail: Conor Walton
Wex-Art 21: 15 – 31 October

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Wexford: Cabaret

Wexford: Cabaret

Multimedia artist Kitsch Doom performs cabaret-style at the Presentation Arts Centre on Culture Night September 17. In tandem, an exhibition of their film and printworks is on display.
Kitsch Doom: 4 September – 30 October

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Rosslare: Heart of Wexford

Rosslare: Heart of Wexford

The Rosslare Gallery presents an exhibition of paintings entitled ‘The Heart of Wexford’, showing landscape, seascape and contemporary abstract work by local, national and international artists. They include Gillian Deeny, Paul Maloney, Jane Meyler, Michael McGuire, Esther O’Kelly, Tony Robinson, Lori Putnam, Valeri Craig and Keiko Tanabe.
The Heart of Wexford: 15 October – 30 November

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Wexford: Totem Yokes

Wexford: Totem Yokes

Through the M11 Per Cent for Art Scheme, Wexford County Council commissioned a series of sculptures from Maria McKinney based on agricultural communities and practices in the county. The artist visited six Wexford farms to learn about the histories of food production. Her research influenced her choice of materials, drawing on local weaving, wood working, printing and building traditions with jute rope and organic wool being of particular importance. Her work can be seen in ‘Totem Yokes’ at Wexford County Council Offices
Maria McKinney: 18 October – 3 December 

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Enniscorthy  Open Studio

Enniscorthy  Open Studio

Enniscorthy artist Bernadette Doolan opens her studio to the public during the Wexford Opera Festival. In her work as a portraitist, Doolan explores the fragility of childhood identity, uncovering the strengths and vulnerabilities of her subjects. Doolan was recently invited to become a member of the British Society of Women Artists.
Bernadette Doolan: 15 – 31 October

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