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Miniature art wanted for pop up museum

March 31st, 2015 7:20 AM

By Southern Star Team

Netsuke is the Japanese art of miniature

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BY JACKIE KEOGH

MUSEUM of Miniature, in partnership with West Cork Arts Centre, is inviting submissions from island-based artists to be part of an exciting ‘pop-up’ touring museum.

The museum, curated by artists Marie Brett and Tess Leak, draws its inspiration from the stories of the Borrowers and Gulliver’s Travels and Japanese ‘Netsuke’ – the art of miniature sculptures.

The curators said that artists based on any of the offshore Irish and international islands can submit a work of art, the only criteria is that it must be able to fit into the palm of your hand. ‘Everything is considered and anything is possible,’ they say.

The exhibition will tour Sherkin, Heir and Bere islands during the summer of 2015. The deadline for submissions is June 1st. For further information contact: [email protected] or send your miniature artworks to John Walsh, Bere Island Projects Group, Community Centre, Bere Island, Beara.

This project follows on from the huge success of 2012 Museum of Miniature, which took place during Skibbereen Arts Festival and included work from 142 artists from all over the world.

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