Clare Arts Office in conjunction with Cultúrlann Sweeney Library Gallery is delighted to present “Nature’s Palette” an art exhibition by Kilrush Art Group.

Kilrush Art Group was founded in the early 1970’s, making them one of the most established local art groups around.  Currently there are 21 active members, welcoming an additional 5 new artists this year.  They are supported by the skilful guidance of group leader and local artist Pauline Dunleavy.

Predominately West Clare folks, members are a mixed palette of ages, styles and skills.  It would be fair to say they are open to challenges, constantly striving to learn new techniques and skills.  They use a vast variety of mediums and are continuously engaging in workshops throughout the year.  They love to try fresh artistic ideas. Currently they are working in oils, watercolours, charcoal, felting, encaustic and acrylic paints.

As a very active group, they are fortunate to host visiting tutors from all over the world, opening up their experiences of West Clare. These include artists such as John Dinan, Jessica Henry, Watercolourist Keiko, Michael Wann and Encaustic Tutor Isabelle Gabroit to name but a few!  Their inspiration is often from local influences, the wild landscapes and seascapes of Co Clare are an impressive and rich source of interest.  Their annual exhibitions take place during the summer months. This year they are fortunate enough to have both a venue in Kilkee Library in July and Kilrush Library in August.

Nature’s Palette is this year’s theme and they are very excited to share their work with you. They meet every Friday evening to paint, chat and share ideas. It’s lots of fun! A safe and welcoming environment to explore creativity together.  So, if you are feeling the urge to pick up a brush, then please join them at Kilrush Art Group! A warm and friendly welcome awaits.

This free exhibition will run from the 1st July to 3rd August, 2024 inclusive and everyone is welcome!

 –  Cultúrlann Sweeney