Events & Exhibitions

The Craft Granary will host the following Events and Exhibitions over the coming months. If you are interested in attending please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

 

Nov
6
Mon
Art Exhibition by Connor Deere.
Nov 6 2017 @ 10:00 am – Jan 6 2018 @ 6:00 pm

Art Exhibition by Connor Deere.

Connor is an English born artist of Irish parents, now residing in Ireland since 1988.Since then he has had many successful exhibitions and invitations to exhibit. He has many visitors to his studio in the Comeragh Mountains above Clonmel Co. Tipperary, and have been commissioned to do works for both locals and visitors to Ireland.

Being a self taught artist he is able to bring his own style and technique to the canvas not feeling or being influenced to paint in a way that someone else would see things.
It can take years to master the use of oils to the point where the blending of colours can create a painting that makes the viewer feel they can reach out and touch the finished art work. Connor has also been teaching Art in Clonmel.

Connor’s exhibition in the Craft Granary will end on the 6th January 2018

Jan
6
Sat
Art Exhibition by ‘STAG’ (South Tipperary Art Group presents ‘Optic Nerve’) CURRENT
Jan 6 @ 10:00 am – Mar 10 @ 6:00 pm

SOUTH TIPPERARY ARTS CENTRE

Presents

‘Optic Nerve’

An exhibition of work by

KCAT Studio Artists

Thomas Barron, Sinead Fahey, Francis Casey & Eileen Mulrooney.

The Craft Granary, Cahir will start the New Year with an Exhibition by 23 members of the South Tipperary Art Group (STAG). They are celebrating their 50th Anniversary this year. The Exhibition will run from January 16th to March 9th. It is open Monday to Friday from 10 am to 6 pm and on Saturdays from 9 am to 5 pm. Do pop in as there are 51 beautiful exhibits, from seascapes and landscapes to portraits and flower studies with a number of local Cahir and Co. Tipperary scenes in the mix. All are for sale at reasonable prices.

The exhibition will be launched by Councillor Catherine Carey, Mayor of Clonmel Borough District, on Thursday 25th January at 6 p.m. All are welcome to come and enjoy some refreshments while admiring the Exhibits.

Jan
25
Thu
South Tipperary Arts Group – Official Exhibition Launch
Jan 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Feb
10
Sat
Valentines – Childrens Craft Morning
Feb 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

We will be holding a craft Morning for children for Valentines Day.
Valentine Fun morning for age Group 6 to 10 yeas old.
On Saturday 10th February, 10 am to 12:30. Cost: €5
Booking is essential so contact Dianne at 052-7441473 to avoid disappointment.

Mar
12
Mon
Art Exhibition by Sue Bickly & Damien McCarron.
Mar 12 @ 10:00 am – May 6 @ 6:00 pm

 

Mar
14
Wed
Painting Workshop with Deirdre Dunne
Mar 14 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Painting Workshop with Deirdre Dunne

Painting Workshop in Acrylic, all materials provided with Step by Step instructions.

Deirdre Dunne is an Irish born Artist who obtained her Honors Degree in Fine Art Painting at Crawford College of Art in Cork Ireland. Since her studies she has bicycled through Asia, Europe, Africa, The Middle East and Central America, as well as working for 5 years as a Tour Guide in Australia and Africa.

Throughout these experiences she has been continuously sketching and painting images from each of the countries she has passed through, including her native Ireland. With each continent she encounters, her work changes to portray the wildlife, the people, their land and their cultures, creating a kaleidoscope of images spanning the world over. Her subject matter varies from everyday kitchen scenes to camels in the Gobi desert.

May
8
Tue
CURRENT – Art Exhibition by Marine Kearney & Jacqueline Gartlan – ‘What Lies Beyond’
May 8 @ 10:00 am – Jun 19 @ 6:00 pm

‘What Lies Beyond’

Marine Comperatore Kearney (MCK)  Artiste Peintre

An artist since 2008, Marine Kearney has redeveloped her career, having previously travelled and worked around the world as a business manager in IT.  Her passion for travel and discovering new cultures has fed her imagination which comes through her painting.  She started working in oil painting and loves to use mixed media to create her own feminine world.

Today, she is influenced by women she has met from different cultures, and local landscapes.  An autodidact, she is inspired by her Artist godmother Patricia Seraidarian and Hungarian artist Gabor Szytthia who now lives in the South of France close to where Marine’s parents live.  Marine is now based in Clonmel and her work is influenced by the Impressionists Monard, Monet, Klee and the Expressionism period.

Jacqueline Bates Gartlan (JBG) Artist
Jacqueline Gartlan is a self-taught Irish artist, working primarily in oil on canvas.  She is inspired by her love of the Irish landscape and seascape, and by the decrepit beauty of old doors, sheds and cottages.  She enjoys the challenge of capturing their beauty with the use of colour and light, and evoking a sense of place.

She has previously exhibited successfully in Clonmel, Cahir, Dungarvan and Naas, and has completed numerous commission pieces.

Note: The Gallery at the Craft Granary is open each day 10am to 6pm & 9am to 5pm on Saturdays, Closed some Sundays (so please check with us before arriving).

Note: Photographs can’t possibly capture the real essence of a paintings lighting, shading, visual impact etc. It just can’t be reproduced in these photographs above. But you can see them with your own eyes and for Free by just dropping in to this exhibition. Mon-Fri: 10am – 6pm, Sat: 9am – 5pm & some Sundays.

 

May
26
Sat
Painting Workshop with Deirdre Dunne
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Painting Workshop with Deirdre Dunne

Painting Workshop in Acrylic, all materials provided with Step by Step instructions.

Deirdre Dunne is an Irish born Artist who obtained her Honors Degree in Fine Art Painting at Crawford College of Art in Cork Ireland. Since her studies she has bicycled through Asia, Europe, Africa, The Middle East and Central America, as well as working for 5 years as a Tour Guide in Australia and Africa.

Throughout these experiences she has been continuously sketching and painting images from each of the countries she has passed through, including her native Ireland. With each continent she encounters, her work changes to portray the wildlife, the people, their land and their cultures, creating a kaleidoscope of images spanning the world over. Her subject matter varies from everyday kitchen scenes to camels in the Gobi desert.

Jun
16
Sat
Printmaking Workshop with Mags Rudnicka
Jun 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Saturday 16th June 2018, 10am to 12 noon at the Craft Granary, Cahir.

Relief printing, monoprints and stamping using brayers, block ink and hands.

7 to 15 year olds, all welcome.

15 euro per person. All materials supplied.  Places are limited so advanced booking is essential.

To Book phone Mags at 086 3376995 or email her at magsrudnicka@crazyart.ie

Jun
20
Wed
Art Exhibition by David Baird – “Here and There”
Jun 20 @ 10:00 am – Aug 14 @ 6:00 pm

“Here and There”

 A Collection of paintings by David Baird. 

There was a time when I would only ever paint dogs and horses. I enjoyed solving the various colours, shapes, textures and getting a reasonable likeness and of course it helped to have a fondness for these animals. How can you not love horses?

In July 2007 I went as usual to the local Clonmel Show, hoping to take a couple of photos that I may later use. The sun was shining, great light and the horses looked fantastic! I was still using a film camera so I had to wait for the results. I can remember looking through the exposures and wondering why one in particular held my attention. Yes, the backlit horse looked great, but really no better than some of the others. I had to admit there was something about the rider standing at the horses head. The outfit, top hat and veil that never fails to conjure up up that timeless elegance of bygone years. I had other work to do but the image constantly stayed in my mind, until the following year when I decided to paint “Side Saddle Lady”. Thank you  Karyn Kennedy, you were to be the inspiration and first in this series of “Horse People”, collected here and there, that became the main focus of my work over most of the following ten years.

Racing appears to predominate although this wasn’t the original intention. Parade rings are a near perfect arena for what I now call “Artarazzi”. If horses are there to be seen, then so too are all those involved; owners, trainers, jockeys and stable hands and all within an almost intimate setting.

I have always felt very fortunate to be working at the fringe of this fantastic Equine industry in Ireland. Today, there can be few sports, professional or otherwise, where you can move freely among participants while they go about their business. During the summer at Ballindenisk, I just happened across a certain Sir Mark Todd washing a set of boots in a black plastic bucket. Thirty feet away, Michael Ryan stood laughing on his mobile phone while, in the other direction, a small child hung grimly onto a pulling black and white terrier. All of life is there for me, an endless seam of moments.

I accept responsibility for all the photographic reference later used in the current collection of paintings, apart from one. Despite standing two paces to the left of the photographer as we snapped Ruby Walsh, her taking on shot to my four, hers was the image I much preferred. Thank you Tina Whelan.

The paintings themselves are really quite simple, with a fair amount of detail. No doubt I’ve taken from early days when as children we would avidly collect cards for “Uniforms of the World”. All figures on black background. No distraction, just an emphasis on the subject to hand. It is a recollection that has stayed in my mind through the years.

My hope in this collection was to capture the essence of the character in the individual I painted; caught in a moment, unaware, in their natural environment. This necessitated a degree of stealth on my part. While there are many well known faces from the racing fraternity among the collection, there are also a few lesser known characters whom I have recently been able to put names to. However hard I’ve tried a few mysteries remain. Should you recognize anyone who features here, then please tell them. Pass it on.

Over the years, I have continually delayed putting my work “out there”, on public display. There were always convenient reasons not to; the constant desire to add just one more, that particular photograph, a certain person caught in a good light and all of which had to be included. The original intended series long ago became “The Collection”.

I would sincerely like to thank all those who became part of this collection. I hope I haven’t taken too many liberties. Thank you all.

No more excuses, I hope you like it.

Note: The Gallery at the Craft Granary is open each day 10am to 6pm & 9am to 5pm on Saturdays, Closed some Sundays (so please check with us before arriving).

Exhibition Launch – Artist David Beard
Jun 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Aug
15
Wed
Art Exhibition by Deirdre Dunne
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm

Deirdre Dunne is an Irish born Artist who obtained her Honors Degree in Fine Art Painting at Crawford College of Art in Cork Ireland. Since her studies she has bicycled through Asia, Europe, Africa, The Middle East and Central America, as well as working for 5 years as a Tour Guide in Australia and Africa.

Throughout these experiences she has been continuously sketching and painting images from each of the countries she has passed through, including her native Ireland. With each continent she encounters, her work changes to portray the wildlife, the people, their land and their cultures, creating a kaleidoscope of images spanning the world over. Her subject matter varies from everyday kitchen scenes to camels in the Gobi desert.

 

 

 

Aug
17
Fri
Exhibition Launch – Artist Deirdre Dunne
Aug 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Artist Deirdre Dunne will be having her launch night on Friday the 17th August at 6.30

Deirdre Dunne Art Classes at the Craft Granary

Nov
1
Thu
Art Exhibition by Sophie Carpentieri
Nov 1 2018 @ 10:00 am – Jan 7 2019 @ 6:00 pm

Information coming soon…