McSweeney movie is portrait of the West Cork artist

March 2nd, 2015 6:43 PM

By Southern Star Team

Tadgh McSweeney: an exhibition of his work will take place next month in Ballyvourney.

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AN exhibition of work by local artist Tadhg McSweeney will take place in Ballyvourney next month.

Described by journalist Con Houlihan as ‘one of our leading painters’, Tadhg was born in West Cork in 1936.

The well-travelled artist, who trained in Dublin, London and in Italy, has held solo exhibitions throughout the world, honing and perfecting his craft for over 50 years.

But despite the lure of the greater world, Tadhg continues to reside in West Cork, finding apparently endless inspiration in the natural landscapes and themes of his home surroundings.

The exhibition of McSweeney’s work, ‘Ar m-Éirí Dhom ar Maidin’ will take place at Ionad Cultúrtha in Ballyvourney from March 3rd until April 27th.

It will be opened by film-maker Dónal Ó Céilleachair, and there will be a screening of Dónal’s film, Tadhg McSweeney. Painter – A Fim Portrait, on the night. The film is an intimate portrait of the unique artist, who continues to find extraordinary beauty in the absolutely ordinary, while illuminating a whole other way of looking at the world, in the process.

The film features music by Fiona Kelleher, Caomhín Ó Raghallaigh, 3Triúr and Peadar Ó Riada.

For more on the artist see and for more information on the exhibition see

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