A new Sarah Walker tapestry titled Ithaca Tree is hanging in the main gallery, a large scale variation on the small tapestry Dusk Tree from 2018, using a new Grecian blue colour in silk.
A painting titled Eyeries Field is made up of nine panels hanging in a square on the gable end of the gallery. It is a description of a meadow on the edge of the village of Eyeries split in a modernist sense into nine separate images which make up a whole.
Many of the other paintings on view were made on a residency in Cill Riallaig Arts Centre, Co Kerry in July 2019.
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In the mezzanine upstairs overlooking the main gallery there is a shop with a wide selection of ceramics and design, including Cormac Boydell's plates, the Connolly Brothers' locally made wood turned bowls and dishes, Chloe Dowds pots and cups, Adele Stanley vases, Siobhan Steele bottles, and Melania Lynch sculptures. There is a collection of Jenny Richardson's 'critters'; hand painted pieces of driftwood in various animal and bird shapes. Jacqueline O'Driscoll's cyanotypes can also be found here, as well as Sarah Walker's 30cm square oils on linen. There are also art books, poetry books, novels and the 2019 Gallery Diary, along with a large variety of cards and mini reproductions of Sarah Walker paintings. Everything here is available in the online gallery and can be purchased online.
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