Sherkin artists work shows different views of island

August 8th, 2015 10:42 AM

By Southern Star Team

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TWO artists from Sherkin Island will hold a joint exhibition of paintings at the Community Hall on Sherkin Island from Saturday August 9th until Saturday August 22nd.

‘Two Views’, opening at 2:30pm on August 9th, is a collaborative show between artists, Jo Ashby and Majella O’Neill Collins, both of whom paint seascapes from their Sherkin Island studios, each enjoying different views of the sea.

The two friends have long planned a series of shows together and both are involved in art education. The exhibition will go to the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBSA) in June 2016, before returning to West Cork the following summer.

Jo Ashby, who is an associate of the RBSA, said: ‘Our approach to painting the sea may seem very different but there are complementary aspects that make our work hang well together, immersing the viewer in our joint affinity and connection with the sea.’

Majella O’Neill Collins, facilitator on the BA in Visual Art Degree Programme on Sherkin Island, said: ‘We view this joint exhibition as an exciting opportunity to share the ever-changing seascapes of Roaring Water Bay with a wider audience.’

‘Two Views’ follows the successful Creative Diversity exhibition held recently on the island and is another example of the creative energy on Sherkin Island where several artists are opening their island studios to the public this summer.

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