Sunday, October 9, 2011

Poems in shop windows

Our current Mayor of Lismore, Ken Madden, came up with this wonderful idea to invite 10 poets to submit a poem to be displayed in shop windows of our little town of Lismore.

All the poets have a Waterford connection, they are either born in this county, or live here. 
The poems appeared 'overnight' to celebrate All Ireland Poetry Day, on the 6th October.
Invited poets are:
 James Ballantyne, Edward Denniston, Corina Duyn, John Ennis, Áine Uí Fhoghlú, Thomas McCarthy, Liam Murphy, George O’Brien, Mark Roper and Peter Sirr.

The photographs don't quite do justice to the quality of the displays.
My apologies.
But I hope it will give you an idea of what's on offer and that it will inspire you 
bring a visit to Lismore!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Please come in and have a look around...

in my studio -
  The Garden Room
now I've started to move in.

I have moved in.
A few jobs remaining- like installing a sink
I can work in it;
sit in it;
relax in it.
What a lucky woman I am!
The Garden Room, but then you already knew that!
An inviting place to enter
All my materials, tool and books are in.
When my craft books went in- I felt I'd completed
my move!

Finally space to finish my bird- a Sea Gull
Ready to fly!
Love the light, the space.
Have used the space so far to work on my weaving projects- paper weaving- more about that later.
Thanks for the visit!
To see how the studio came about, please click Here

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Invitation to IWA Exhibition in Dublin

Last year I entered the IWA (Irish Wheelchair Association) 50th Anniversary Art and Craft Competition with my sculpture Naked Truth. To my great delight it won first prize in the 'craft' category (3D works).
The following was taken from the Summer edition of Spokeout magazine (see page 52) 
"In autumn 2010 IWA invited artists to submit entries for the 50th Anniversary Art and Craft Competition. The aim of the competition was to encourage artists with physical and sensory disabilities to showcase their creative talent. The competition received huge interest and many pieces of an extremely high standard were entered into the four regional heats, which took place in late 2010. Pieces from three categories were selected by representatives from Colleges of Art nationally. All entries selected at regional level went through to a national final which took place in Dublin, and was judged by Declan McGonagle of NCAD."

CRAFT CATEGORY: Corina Duyn, IWA Member `Naked Truth'
FINE ART CATEGORY: Olive Noonan, IWA Limerick

The exhibition of all the regional and final winning entries
 will take place in Dublin from the 12th till the 14 October.

You are all kindly invited to attend the opening on 
Wednesday 12th October- 12.30pm 
official launch by Professor Declan McGonagle, Director of NCAD
Prize giving will follow and light refreshments will be served.

Connaught House, Burlington Road, Dublin 4

Exhibition open to the public till 4 pm Wednesday and
Thursday 13th and Friday 14th from 10.00am - 4.00pm
(further details: IWA)

I would love to have your company on the 12th! And please, do spread the word.
Many thanks