Tuesday, November 08, 2022

Artist Anne Garvey with her painting of the disused quarry at Allihies, West Cork

A GROUP of local artists were glad to be back with their first exhibition since 2019. Barrow Valley Art Group held their first annual exhibition since the pandemic at Askea Parish Centre recently. The weekend event was launched by internationally-renowned artist Elizabeth Cope.

Eleven members displayed their art, which included oils, watercolours, acrylics and inks. A good few sales were made at the event, and proceeds from the opening night will go to Carlow hospice.

“It went very well,” said group member Lily O’Rourke. “It was good to be back. The group kept going during Covid by painting outdoors, when it became safe to go beyond your duvet!”

Barrow Valley Art Group generally meet monthly, while also painting individually, and they regularly get professional tutors to provide workshops. More information can be found on their Facebook page.

More pics in this week’s Nationalist.


Elizabeth Cope (right) is presented with a bouquet of flowers by Ruth Coffey, chairperson of the Barrow Valley Art Group, and Elizabeth Roche (secretary)


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