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THE GALLERY @ ABBEYLEIX LIBRARY

Upcoming Art Exhibitions

“In Search of Joy”

All are invited to the official opening of Susan Green’s Art & Photography Exhibition, entitled “In Search of Joy”.

Susan Green studied music at the Royal Academy in London and is now resident musician in Mount Mellary Abbey, Co. Waterford, where she has worked and lived for the last 26 years. Susan has very kindly donated all her paintings and photographs to raise funds for the missionary work in Malawi and in South American.

The exhibition runs from Wednesday the 6th September until Friday the 29th September 2017, with the opening taking place on Thursday the 7th of September from 5 pm-7 pm, with refreshments provided by Nicola Sutton.

http://insearchofjoy.weebly.com/

 

Spikey Jar Studio

For the months of July and August the work of a local artist group will be on display.

The exhibition was created by Janet O’Grady, Nora Reilly & Doreen Bourke a group of local artists, who are also members of the Spikey Jar Studio.

They met while studying art in the FEC Abbeyleix and through their passion for creating and developing their artistic skills, they decided to form a studio group.

In total the studio has six members and they have exhibited in various galleries over the last seven years. The work on display is a mixture of Textiles, Oil & Acrylic Paintings, Resin work & Photography.

Included in the exhibition is the Ceramic work of Greg Reilly, whose work was has been influenced by his Ceramic training & study in Japan.

Check out a sample of their excellent work below

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Exhibition Openings

Thursday 7, September 2017

There was a big turnout for the  In Search of Joy” opening, last night in our gallery. Once again there was a lovely spread of food and drink.

We were delighted to have such a fabulous exhibition of work to display and would urge everyone to come and see it for themselves.

 

Thursday 11, May 2017

The opening of Tunde Nwagwe’s photographic exhibition “Perceptions” on Thursday 11th of May was a great success. There was great wine, food and people to be found on the night.

All of which helped us appreciate Tunde’s excellent work even more.

Below are some of the pictures taken on the night.

Please drop by and have appreciate the great work on display. All the prints on display are available to order at reasonable prices.

 

 

The library is inviting submissions from artists, photographers and sculptors who would like to book an exhibition space in the gallery for 2017/18. Please call in to the library to pick up an exhibition application form and chat to our staff about using the gallery.