David Lyttle & Joseph Leighton
Saturday November 17th @ 8pm Tickets €10
“Just a feeling!” by Maria Gallwey is currently exhibiting in our main gallery.
Sharon Fleming, a local Waterford artist, display’s her work in our Open Arts Space (porch),
Best known for her delicate porcelain and glass art pieces, she also likes to work in other media such as painting, monoprinting, collage and batik. She takes inspiration from the natural environment and her surroundings.
Lisa Keane’s “Summer Re-visited” adds vibrancy to our cafe,
“My name is Lisa Keane and I am a Waterford based artist. I graduated from WIT with Ba Hons in arts in Art in Society in 2007. Art was always a big part of me, ever since I was a kid. I loved anything I could make something with from pencils and paint to plaster moulding sets and embroidery. I studied art in college because it was all I wanted to do. After the birth of my second son I reignited my passion for painting again. It started with a good friend of mine asking me to design a tattoo, she was so happy with it that it gave me that spark to keep going, keep painting and improving. Most of my inspiration stems from my boys and our adventures. I try to capture them in my paintings, their personality and innocence in a raw style to create a sense of memory or nostalgia. We love the seaside, it’s our favourite place and I find the sea draws me, to me there is nothing better than sitting watching the kids’ excitement and energy, and the water. I love the contrasting textures of the sea and cliffs, stony strands and rocky coves. I try to convey how these places feel using lots of colour and light.”
Currently in our main Gallery (upstairs)
This ongoing project is the result of recent journeys by bicycle, around parts of the Midlands of Ireland. This area stands in contrast to the Wild Atlantic Way and the Ancient East. It is no longer as vibrant as it once was. I explored and documented the lesser known areas and have interviewed people living and working there. The aim of this body of work is to approach a discussion between a contemporary and an historical view of this part of Ireland. The project interweaves history, folklore, stories, memory, nature, natural history. It witnesses and records the changing landscape, traditions and attitudes.
Singer, Songwriter, International Performer with 3 UK tours under his belt, Guitarist, One-Man Band, Bard of the Great Plains, Emissary of The Prairie. Charlie plays a mix of originals and puts his own twist on well-known songs that will sometimes bring a tear to your eye and sometimes get your feet stomping. A consummate entertainer, Charlie’s motto is have a good time every time. Charlie has been making his living playing music for over 30 years. You may be familiar with his work with the Irish folk group Ring of Kerry. He also is associated with his own group The Healers, Kurt “Lightning” Rodman, and Tommy Vee, among others. He has recorded 7 Cds/records with such greats as Sam Bush, Michael Bland among others, 6 of which are still in print.
Highly influenced by the storytelling of Texas songwriters and his past efforts have likened him to Jerry Jeff Walker, Guy Clark, Townes VanZant and others in that tradition. It wasn’t until he joined the Celtic band 3 years ago that he immersed himself in the musical traditions of the British Isles. Charlie’s last record ‘Broken Ground’ went to #6 on the Euro Americana charts and garnered him two European tours and both times it brought him to the highlands of Scotland. There are two traditional Celtic songs ‘Wild Mountain Thyme’ and ‘Jolly Bold Robber’
“story telling of the highest order, Charlie Roth is a name to remember” Ralph McLean show BBC in Northern Ireland
“He has an honesty to his voice, a been-there, lived-it nous that lends his tales credibility and raises his music up a notch or three” Americana UK on Charlie Roth http://www.americana-uk.com/reviews-cd-live/latest-cd-reviews/item/charlie-roth
Currently in our main gallery (upstairs)
Artist Lorna Corrigan’s work weaves together imaginary elements from dreams with something as concrete as a cow standing in a nearby field or a teapot in the ‘Blue Coffee Shop’ on the street, few doors down from KCAT Studio in Callan, where the artist has her studio space.
Lorna Corrigan’s art is exhibited both nationwide and internationally, altogether numbering well over 50 shows, both solo and group exhibitions. She has also held residencies, completed commissions and her work has been featured in several publications and TV documentaries.
Her impressive career spans over decades, in a way it could be traced back right to the time when the artist was merely five years old. After been told by her parents to go out to play while waiting for Sunday lunch, she found a jar of deep red paint and applied it generously on a vacant looking grey tractor in the farmyard as well as herself.
She was later found, sound asleep, in the hay shed, where she went hiding. ‘I got no lunch, but in my mind I decided, I’m going to be an artist!
The body of work showcased here consists of pieces of her earlier work as well as new images ‘fresh out of the oven’. The diligent work the artist has put into her craft studying in the Ormonde College, Kilkenny, really shows as does the influence of her travels, in particular her visit to Australia, which has become a longstanding influence in her art.
In the artist’s own words: ‘ I love art very much, sometimes I feel I could eat it!’
The exhibition opens this Thursday 20th of September at 5:30pm at The Coastguard Cultural Cafe in Tramore and will run until the 17th October.
Wonderful exhibition by Martine O’Donovan currently in the Cafe area.