THIS year, a total of 48 artists, craftspeople, photographers, designers, one musician, a film maker and a poet have worked in collaborative partnerships to produce unique and surprising artworks for an exhibition in the O’Driscoll Building on Levis’ Quay in Skibbereen.
This region has a large community of creative people, working in a broad spectrum of artistic practice and West Cork Creates seeks to celebrate and reflect that diversity.
According to the organisers, it will challenge the boundaries which are often drawn between art and craft and this show demonstrates that the two can be seamlessly blended.
Due to our temperate climate (and plenty of rain) there are many beautiful gardens to be found in West Cork. The Garden theme has been widely interpreted in this exhibition to include elements of growth and decay, plants that grow in the garden, the four seasons, flora and fauna, colour, abundance, wildlife habitats and art designed especially for gardens.
The exhibition is curated by Alison Ospina, a craftsperson and author and was officially opened on August 6th (1pm) by arts journalist Eleanor Flegg.