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Pints and prints on the menu in Ballydehob

September 14th, 2015 3:39 PM

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By Sarah Canty

A BALLYDEHOB farmer and publican is opening up an art gallery in unused rooms over his popular pub.

Noel Camier and his wife Christine have been collecting art for more than 20 years. The ancient stone faced walls of their Rosie’s Bar in Ballydehob are covered in their eclectic collection.

‘People often ask if the art is for sale and I tell them no,’ laughs Noel, who collects the pieces for his own enjoyment, as well as an investment.

Noel only realised the potential of his empty pub rooms when a local festival asked to use one for an exhibition, and to host poetry readings. In recent months, the village has been experiencing a surge of new commercial activity and Noel is ready to tap into that.

‘There is nowhere in the village that shows art full time right now,’ said Noel. ‘I’m here from 4pm to midnight seven days a week, so why not here?’

And so the Aisling Art Gallery, named after his daughter, was conceived.

West Cork is renowned for being home to heaps of painters, potters and other arty types. It is mostly from this pool of indigenous creativity that Noel will fill his gallery walls. ‘We have some of the best artists here, so why go anywhere else?’ he wondered.

Exhibitions will change every few weeks featuring between one and four local artists, specialising in a range of media. The gallery’s first exhibition will feature more than two dozen local artists, including the popular Heir Island-based painter Christine Thiery, iconic photographer John Minihan and Ballydehob’s very own Carol James.

The Aisling Art Gallery will be launched by Helen Carey, director of the Fire Station Artist Studio in Dublin, on September 25th, at Rosie’s Bar in Ballydehob. For more, contact Noel Camier at 087 225 8836.

By Sarah Canty

A BALLYDEHOB farmer and publican is opening up an art gallery in unused rooms over his popular pub.

Noel Camier and his wife Christine have been collecting art for more than 20 years. The ancient stone faced walls of their Rosie’s Bar in Ballydehob are covered in their eclectic collection.

‘People often ask if the art is for sale and I tell them no,’ laughs Noel, who collects the pieces for his own enjoyment, as well as an investment.

Noel only realised the potential of his empty pub rooms when a local festival asked to use one for an exhibition, and to host poetry readings. In recent months, the village has been experiencing a surge of new commercial activity and Noel is ready to tap into that.

‘There is nowhere in the village that shows art full time right now,’ said Noel. ‘I’m here from 4pm to midnight seven days a week, so why not here?’

And so the Aisling Art Gallery, named after his daughter, was conceived.

West Cork is renowned for being home to heaps of painters, potters and other arty types. It is mostly from this pool of indigenous creativity that Noel will fill his gallery walls. ‘We have some of the best artists here, so why go anywhere else?’ he wondered.

Exhibitions will change every few weeks featuring between one and four local artists, specialising in a range of media. The gallery’s first exhibition will feature more than two dozen local artists, including the popular Heir Island-based painter Christine Thiery, iconic photographer John Minihan and Ballydehob’s very own Carol James.

The Aisling Art Gallery will be launched by Helen Carey, director of the Fire Station Artist Studio in Dublin, on September 25th, at Rosie’s Bar in Ballydehob. For more, contact Noel Camier at 087 225 8836.

By Sarah Canty

A BALLYDEHOB farmer and publican is opening up an art gallery in unused rooms over his popular pub.

Noel Camier and his wife Christine have been collecting art for more than 20 years. The ancient stone faced walls of their Rosie’s Bar in Ballydehob are covered in their eclectic collection.

‘People often ask if the art is for sale and I tell them no,’ laughs Noel, who collects the pieces for his own enjoyment, as well as an investment.

Noel only realised the potential of his empty pub rooms when a local festival asked to use one for an exhibition, and to host poetry readings. In recent months, the village has been experiencing a surge of new commercial activity and Noel is ready to tap into that.

‘There is nowhere in the village that shows art full time right now,’ said Noel. ‘I’m here from 4pm to midnight seven days a week, so why not here?’

And so the Aisling Art Gallery, named after his daughter, was conceived.

West Cork is renowned for being home to heaps of painters, potters and other arty types. It is mostly from this pool of indigenous creativity that Noel will fill his gallery walls. ‘We have some of the best artists here, so why go anywhere else?’ he wondered.

Exhibitions will change every few weeks featuring between one and four local artists, specialising in a range of media. The gallery’s first exhibition will feature more than two dozen local artists, including the popular Heir Island-based painter Christine Thiery, iconic photographer John Minihan and Ballydehob’s very own Carol James.

The Aisling Art Gallery will be launched by Helen Carey, director of the Fire Station Artist Studio in Dublin, on September 25th, at Rosie’s Bar in Ballydehob. For more, contact Noel Camier at 087 225 8836.

By Sarah Canty

A BALLYDEHOB farmer and publican is opening up an art gallery in unused rooms over his popular pub.

Noel Camier and his wife Christine have been collecting art for more than 20 years. The ancient stone faced walls of their Rosie’s Bar in Ballydehob are covered in their eclectic collection.

‘People often ask if the art is for sale and I tell them no,’ laughs Noel, who collects the pieces for his own enjoyment, as well as an investment.

Noel only realised the potential of his empty pub rooms when a local festival asked to use one for an exhibition, and to host poetry readings. In recent months, the village has been experiencing a surge of new commercial activity and Noel is ready to tap into that.

‘There is nowhere in the village that shows art full time right now,’ said Noel. ‘I’m here from 4pm to midnight seven days a week, so why not here?’

And so the Aisling Art Gallery, named after his daughter, was conceived.

West Cork is renowned for being home to heaps of painters, potters and other arty types. It is mostly from this pool of indigenous creativity that Noel will fill his gallery walls. ‘We have some of the best artists here, so why go anywhere else?’ he wondered.

Exhibitions will change every few weeks featuring between one and four local artists, specialising in a range of media. The gallery’s first exhibition will feature more than two dozen local artists, including the popular Heir Island-based painter Christine Thiery, iconic photographer John Minihan and Ballydehob’s very own Carol James.

The Aisling Art Gallery will be launched by Helen Carey, director of the Fire Station Artist Studio in Dublin, on September 25th, at Rosie’s Bar in Ballydehob. For more, contact Noel Camier at 087 225 8836.

By Sarah Canty

A BALLYDEHOB farmer and publican is opening up an art gallery in unused rooms over his popular pub.

Noel Camier and his wife Christine have been collecting art for more than 20 years. The ancient stone faced walls of their Rosie’s Bar in Ballydehob are covered in their eclectic collection.

‘People often ask if the art is for sale and I tell them no,’ laughs Noel, who collects the pieces for his own enjoyment, as well as an investment.

Noel only realised the potential of his empty pub rooms when a local festival asked to use one for an exhibition, and to host poetry readings. In recent months, the village has been experiencing a surge of new commercial activity and Noel is ready to tap into that.

‘There is nowhere in the village that shows art full time right now,’ said Noel. ‘I’m here from 4pm to midnight seven days a week, so why not here?’

And so the Aisling Art Gallery, named after his daughter, was conceived.

West Cork is renowned for being home to heaps of painters, potters and other arty types. It is mostly from this pool of indigenous creativity that Noel will fill his gallery walls. ‘We have some of the best artists here, so why go anywhere else?’ he wondered.

Exhibitions will change every few weeks featuring between one and four local artists, specialising in a range of media. The gallery’s first exhibition will feature more than two dozen local artists, including the popular Heir Island-based painter Christine Thiery, iconic photographer John Minihan and Ballydehob’s very own Carol James.

The Aisling Art Gallery will be launched by Helen Carey, director of the Fire Station Artist Studio in Dublin, on September 25th, at Rosie’s Bar in Ballydehob. For more, contact Noel Camier at 087 225 8836.

By Sarah Canty

A BALLYDEHOB farmer and publican is opening up an art gallery in unused rooms over his popular pub.

Noel Camier and his wife Christine have been collecting art for more than 20 years. The ancient stone faced walls of their Rosie’s Bar in Ballydehob are covered in their eclectic collection.

‘People often ask if the art is for sale and I tell them no,’ laughs Noel, who collects the pieces for his own enjoyment, as well as an investment.

Noel only realised the potential of his empty pub rooms when a local festival asked to use one for an exhibition, and to host poetry readings. In recent months, the village has been experiencing a surge of new commercial activity and Noel is ready to tap into that.

‘There is nowhere in the village that shows art full time right now,’ said Noel. ‘I’m here from 4pm to midnight seven days a week, so why not here?’

And so the Aisling Art Gallery, named after his daughter, was conceived.

West Cork is renowned for being home to heaps of painters, potters and other arty types. It is mostly from this pool of indigenous creativity that Noel will fill his gallery walls. ‘We have some of the best artists here, so why go anywhere else?’ he wondered.

Exhibitions will change every few weeks featuring between one and four local artists, specialising in a range of media. The gallery’s first exhibition will feature more than two dozen local artists, including the popular Heir Island-based painter Christine Thiery, iconic photographer John Minihan and Ballydehob’s very own Carol James.

The Aisling Art Gallery will be launched by Helen Carey, director of the Fire Station Artist Studio in Dublin, on September 25th, at Rosie’s Bar in Ballydehob. For more, contact Noel Camier at 087 225 8836.

By Sarah Canty

A BALLYDEHOB farmer and publican is opening up an art gallery in unused rooms over his popular pub.

Noel Camier and his wife Christine have been collecting art for more than 20 years. The ancient stone faced walls of their Rosie’s Bar in Ballydehob are covered in their eclectic collection.

‘People often ask if the art is for sale and I tell them no,’ laughs Noel, who collects the pieces for his own enjoyment, as well as an investment.

Noel only realised the potential of his empty pub rooms when a local festival asked to use one for an exhibition, and to host poetry readings. In recent months, the village has been experiencing a surge of new commercial activity and Noel is ready to tap into that.

‘There is nowhere in the village that shows art full time right now,’ said Noel. ‘I’m here from 4pm to midnight seven days a week, so why not here?’

And so the Aisling Art Gallery, named after his daughter, was conceived.

West Cork is renowned for being home to heaps of painters, potters and other arty types. It is mostly from this pool of indigenous creativity that Noel will fill his gallery walls. ‘We have some of the best artists here, so why go anywhere else?’ he wondered.

Exhibitions will change every few weeks featuring between one and four local artists, specialising in a range of media. The gallery’s first exhibition will feature more than two dozen local artists, including the popular Heir Island-based painter Christine Thiery, iconic photographer John Minihan and Ballydehob’s very own Carol James.

The Aisling Art Gallery will be launched by Helen Carey, director of the Fire Station Artist Studio in Dublin, on September 25th, at Rosie’s Bar in Ballydehob. For more, contact Noel Camier at 087 225 8836.

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