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Late Summer at Bere Island Arts Festival


Opening by Neil Jordan Writer & Director

Saturday 23rd 6- 8pm at Wild Atlantic Glamping

This exhibition runs through the inaugural Bere Island Arts Festival from Thursday 21st through Sunday 24th from 12pm - 5pm at Wild Atlantic Glamping on Bere Island.

After a series of recent swimming paintings, Sarah Walker is back on the land in her familiar territory of meadow flowers in season. These new works on canvas, with a darkened edge and background, heighten the intensity of detail of the specific wildflowers which grow so abundantly in Beara.

The deep oranges and reds of montbretia create a rich image of the Beara landscape bright with summer growth. The misty mauves and purples of mountain heather and the pinks of fireweed, with their smoke like wispy fibres as they die, also suggest the softly approaching autumn with its deepening colours.

This summer Sarah Walker exhibited work as part of In Residence III with The Oliver Sears Gallery in London and is currently exhibiting in The Butler Gallery, Kilkenny, in The Art of Sport which is ongoing until October 8th.

More information about The Art of Sport can be found here.

Bere Island Arts Festival is organised by visual and performance artist Mary Sullivan, who lives on Bere Island; the visual arts, Pauline Hurley, islander and principal of Castletownbere Community School; the literary events and Caitriona Hanley, who runs the island Wild Atlantic Glamping; the music.

More information about Bere Island Arts Festival can be found here.

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