The Gallery Kinsale News

 Posted 09 December 2016 
Opening Times
12:00 - 5:00 pm each day till Christmas
2:00 - 5:00 pm Sunday.
12:00 -2:00  Christmas eve.
Closed 26th December - 4th January
Reopen 5th January 2017 at noon.
Available by appointment throughout holiday period.
Check our Home Page for latest information and to contact us.

 Posted 27 October 2016 
The Cork Guinness Jazz Festival kicks off tomorrow in Cork City with another exciting line up of concerts, gigs and Fringe Festival for the duration of the long weekend. We are delighted to be part of this years fringe festival with an exciting exhibition of original paintings and some prints by International Pop Artist Orla Walsh. 
The exhibition is showing at Cork International Airport on the mezzanine floor from now until Tuesday November 8th and really sets the scene for visitors to the airport of what to expect from such a premier festival. The exhibition is open to the general public and free to attend.
Orla is inspired by family life and the nostalgia of everyday items. Her images capture the emotional history of irish products. Her depictions of the iconic Irish brands such as Tayto, Guinness and Jacobs pull at our heartstrings and have gained her an international following. Orla was first spotted selling her ketchup paintings on St. Stephens Green in Dublin by the corporate lawyer from Heinz Ireland. At first she was told to remove the paintings from the railings and that she was infringing copyright. The lawyer Richelle, took her details and got in touch a few days later to say Heinz loved the paintings. They bought the first 6 paintings for their Head quarters in Pittsburgh USA where they still hang proudly today.

Orla has gone on to create sought-after painting collections, regularly turning popular brands like Heinz Ketchup, Guinness,Tayto Crisps and Jacobs into iconic art images. Widely acclaimed for her quirky style and creative execution, Orla Walsh's paintings are included in many private Irish art collections, and her original work is also owned by a wide range of celebrities from rock, pop and movies stars to international sports stars around the globe. The Gallery Kinsale is delighted to bring Orla back to Cork with this Guinness collection as part of the Fringe of the Cork Guinness Jazz Festival.

View the exhibition online 

thegallerykinsale.com/jazzexhibition


 Posted 15 September 2016 
Irish artist Róisín O’Farrell returns to Cork for a highly anticipated Solo Show
     ‘Between the Lights’
 Róisín O’Farrell comes from a long line of enterprising and creative Cork women. As a young woman, Róisín’s great grandmother, Annie Kiely (nee Horrigan) was a dressmaker in Kinsale town and she employed a number of local women in her business.
They would work by daylight until dusk would fall, and then there would be a short time before the gas lights would become effective. They would use this time ‘between the lights’ to take a turn up the road, to chat and refresh themselves before returning to finish the days work.
 
Róisín is best known for her paintings of Welly Boots, full of character and colour, and sumptuous paintings of interiors. Her work, described as impactful, beautiful and a little vintage, is influenced by a sense of home, and feature warm, light filled period interiors with the lush impasto palette knife treatment that have made her a favorite.
 
Her work has been deeply influenced by light and much of her interiors paintings are informed by the fall of light from within or without. In this highly anticipated show she turns to the lights of daylight and dusk for inspiration.
 Róisín, one of Ireland’s art success stories, exhibits in established galleries across Ireland, Europe and America.
 
 The show opens at The Hayfield Manor Hotel, Perrott Ave, College Rd, Cork on September 17th  at 6pm and runs until mid October.  
View the exhibition online at this link -   roisin-ofarrell/

 Posted 24 May 2016 
We had the pleasure of a visit to the Old Head Golf Links this morning, always an experience to savour.
Here are two available paintings of the light house from opposing views that
we have for sale in the gallery.

   

 Posted 18 May 2016 
We are delighted to announce our new gallery space at the 5 star Hayfield Manor Hotel, Cork City. Open to all to visit and and a fine way to spend an afternoon with a tea and scone or maybe an evening visit with a glass of wine and nice company to enjoy the ambiance.



  


"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time".... We love our new Art Gallery located on the second floor landing in association with The Gallery Kinsale... Be sure to have a look if you are visiting us!

 Posted 10 May 2016 

We are delighted to have 4 new works by Patrick Cashin consigned to the gallery this week.

Old Head, Kinsale



Here is a study of the Old Head, Kinsale, by Patrick.

Click Here to view the full collection and a visit to the gallery is always recommended to truly enjoy the works


 Posted 22 December 2015 

Happy Holidays from The Gallery Kinsale!

We wish you a Merry Christmas and would like to take this opportunity to wish each of our subscribers a happy and peaceful holiday season.

The Gallery is really looking forward to the year ahead for what we expect to be our best ever trading year. Sales figures are up and some of our artists have gone up in price also which we wish to offer you at their 2015 prices in our January newsletter. We hope you are also foreseeing a more prosperous 2016.

We continue to believe that our strong focus on customer service customer services coupled with the finest choice  and variety in Irish contemporary art keeps us ahead of our competitors.
Our further success in the Cork Digital Marketing Awards and repeat achievement of our Trustwave online compliance certificate demonstrate the galleries commitment to leading in customer services and experience with regular communication through our social media channels keeping us in touch with our clientele and in tune with your needs.

This year we have added our online wedding list service  and hope to develop our summer art classes activity in 2016.

 


 




Present-ly (hohoho) those of you who still haven't finished their gift shopping can avail of our free gift wrapping and customised gift vouchers safe in the knowledge you are giving a gift of real emotional value this Christmas. 

For our oversees clients we will be offering you free shipping in our January newsletter on original works. The reindeer were just to expensive in December....Sorry!!







 

 




Finally as it is the season of giving we wish to draw your attention to two of the charities the gallery worked with in 2015 and invite you to learn more about these very worthwhile causes by visiting their websites. We look forward to working closely with them in again in 2016.

https://www.corksimon.ie/
https://cork.dressforsuccess.org/





Our Opening Hours for the Christmas period are as follows -
Open every day including Sunday from now until the 23rd December, 12:00 till 17:00 and Closing at 14:00 Christmas Eve.
CLOSED 25th December until the 6th January.
We are available for online orders or by appointment and will be checking in on social media accounts that you can connect with in the tabs below.
Thank you for making it this far on or newsletter so let us finish by wishing you a most sincere peaceful holiday season with a very prosperous 2016, Thank You and Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas!!


 Posted 21 October 2015 
Jazz at the Manor with Barbara Barrett

 
 
We are delighted to showcase a collection of work from leading watercolourist Barbara Barrett as part of the Cork Jazz Festival celebrations in the city. Barbara, a lover of Jazz was delighted at the opportunity to return to Corks only 5 star hotel, The Hayfield Manor to exhibit for a second festival.
Barbara is a firm believer that in the practice of painting, the subject matter should be one to which the Artist and creator has an emotional response. Unless the subject moves the Artist, how can it move the viewer? All too often technical competence overshadows a painting, it €™s good to get a balance between good technique and something emotionally moving. 
Barbara goes onto say....

€œI have always had a fondness for Jazz, and am excited to take up the challenge of painting for this collection. 
Jazz, Rhythm and Blues, is among my favorite music, perhaps in part due to the opportunity for the artiste to be improvisational. I too see this collection of paintings as an opportunity to improvise and explore the medium of paint to express colour, contrast, and rhythm. I therefore include some abstracts depicting exactly that, colour, contrast and rhythm.
Paintings, just like music, should convey movement, atmosphere and the viewer should be captivated by the subject, the show, the sound, the atmosphere. 
I hope you visit the show at Hayfield Manor and are moved or at least intrigued by what you see. 
I intend this to be a celebration of our beautiful City, Cork, and a celebration of music, so much part of Irish life. €

A selection of the images can be seen here and if you would like to meet the artist Barbara will be in attendance at the Hayfield this Friday from 2:00 to 6:00pm.

To learn about our upcoming watercolour workshop with Barbara, please subscribe to our Art Class Mailing List

 Posted 05 October 2015 

Copy of the October Newsletter that went out to our mailing list subscribers.

We are delighted to announce our future art classes will take place in a purpose built studio space in Kinsale.

Therefore we are creating a new seperate mailing list for art classes only and maintaining this list for general gallery activity. If you wish to be notified of our art classes you will need to click 'update your preference' at the bottom of this mail, tick the 'Art Classes' box and click the 'Update Profile' tab.
If you are not interested in receiving news about our art classes take no action.


 

 

Working in association with the recently opened Philip Gray art school in Kinsale our classes will now be held in this modern bright well equipped facility. Boasting natural light filled studio space with tea/coffee and ladies and gents  restroom facilities along with a private patio with seating overlooking the old courtyard you will be treated to every comfort as you explore or improve your artistic talent.
 For this first year we are just concentrating on classes with Philip but next year we hope to have your favourite tutors returning to teach in this pristine venue. If you are interested in bringing a group (minimum 12) for a days tuition or workshop please get in touch to discuss the various options.
Here is a short video demonstrating the space, we hope you enjoy.

https://youtu.be/vA3ca4MAmvc

Courses have commenced already but there may be a space available so please contact us to inquire.
The course dates are as follows….
Course 1:
Tuesday 10.30 am – 1.00 pm:-           September:     1ST, 15TH 22ND
                                                                 October:          6th, 13th, 20th
Course 2:
Tuesday 7.00 pm – 9.30 pm:-             September:     1st,  15th, 22nd
                                                                  October:          6th, 13th, 20th
Course 3:
Thursday 10.30 am – 1.00 pm            September:     17th, 24th
                                                                 October:          8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
Course 4:  
Friday 10.30 am – 1.00 pm                 September:     4th, 18th, 25th
                                                                October:          16th, 23rd, 30t

Courses consist of one session of 2.5 hours per week for six weeks - Cost of course €195.Philips words on his classes……
“Through both my own experiences and with the completion of taking many students through their creative process of painting I have found that the most common fears are the blank canvas, where do I start and when am I finished.
My courses are designed for you to erase the fear of starting, making a mistake whilst painting and coming to the acceptance that your painting is now finished. You will learn at first hand how to gain a level of confidence that will not only be beneficial to your painting and creativity but assist you in all other aspects of your personal and working life”.


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 Posted 16 June 2015 
 

We have a new painting in from Jennifer McAuliffe and a local recognised one of the boats in it and commented on its name. They told us that is "Striapach" which is Irish for "whore".
A half hour later a lady came into the gallery and was admiring Jennifer's work. She was looking at "Kinsale Pleasure Craft" and being curious I asked her if she had good Irish explaining our previous visitors anecdote. She proceeds to tell me that was Tony Kingstons boat whose a friend of hers and it means prostitute! After a good chat of the coincidence Mary had only stepped out of the Gallery and who does she bump into....
Only Tony!
Tony built Striapach some 30 years ago and if you want to hear the story of how he came to christen her that you will have to visit the gallery in person!
Thanks to Mary and Tony for such good fun today and Tony was kind enough to pose with 'Striapach' for us.

 Posted 07 June 2015 
New art has arrived in the gallery from the following artists, Roisin O'Farrell, Ken Brown and Alan Kingwell.
Check them out in our Artists Gallery.

 Posted 04 December 2014 
     Merry Christmas from The Gallery Kinsale



Our Opening Hours for the Christmas period are as follows -

Up to 18th December -
Monday - Closed
Tuesday - Closed
Wednesday - Closed
Thursday - 12:00 - 17:00
Friday - 12:00 - 17:00
Saturday - 12:00 - 17:00
Sunday - Closed

18th - 24th December 12:00 till 17:00

25th December until 9th January CLOSED.

Re-open 10th January 2015.

 Posted 18 September 2014 

For the second year running, The Gallery is delighted to display the winning entry of Cork Simon Community schools art competition during the Kinsale Arts Festival.

The winner of this year's competition is Aaron Clayton, a fifth year student from Kinsale Community School at the time of the competition, now a sixth year student.

For a third consecutive year Cork Simon invited secondary school students to design an image for their annual report. Aaron's work was selected from 120 entries, submitted by eight schools from across Cork city and county.

Aaron says of his work: “I had the logo deliberately in the view of the homeless man in the picture - the image represents vulnerability and darkness but also the light at the end of the tunnel for many that the Simon Community provides.”

Aaron's work was supervised by his art teacher, Kathleen FitzPatrick.

The art project is part of a wider programme of Cork Simon activities in the education sector designed to support students in building their awareness of homelessness and in many cases supporting them to become actively involved in tackling homelessness.

Aaron is invited to join Gallery Artist and tutor Barbara Barrett for the Gallery's end of season Art Class on Saturday 27th as part of his reward.

We hope you will get the opportunity to visit the Gallery over the festival and admire Aarons drawing alongside our permanent artists work.

For the full festival programme visit kinsaleartsfestival.com

 Posted 11 September 2014 
"A Brush With Greatness"
An Exhibition of original Paintings by acclaimed pop Artist Orla Walsh.
Venue : Cork International Airport main Concourse
Date :16th October - 10th November
Open All Hours and Free Entry.
The Gallery Kinsale is proud to present "A Brush with Greatness" an exhibition of exciting paintings by acclaimed pop Artist Orla Walsh capturing the 30 year love affair between Guinness and the Cork Jazz Festival. What a great way to welcome guests to this spectacular event!  From the Guinness pint growing up from the Irish soil, a theatrical curtain being drawn back to reveal an old Irish pub and a Guinness can straining to blow a note on a trumpet, these paintings capture the essence of fun, laughter and craic you will experience at this amazing event.
 
 

 Posted 27 June 2014 
Philip Gray Art
We now have these new paintings by Philip Gray in our gallery.

 Posted 31 March 2014 

Irish in Europe Art & Photo Exhibition 3 April to 28 April

Sligo has been selected by the Irish in Europe Association as the town in Ireland under the 'Brussels Irish Village Project' to be actively promoted in Europe as a holiday destination from March 17, 2014 to March 16, 2015.

The Saint Patrick's Day Parade Committee of the Irish in Europe Association each year since 2009 designates in the Schuman Area of the EU Quarter in Brussels an Area to be known as the ´Irish Village´ to be named after a town in Ireland with cultural, trade or heritage significance and on a rotational basis.

The Irish Village which is named after a town on a rotational basis, whose purpose is to promote Irish and Irish Diaspora culture, hosts many Irish cultural activities during the annual Irish in Europe Féile. The Parade Committee shortlist a number of towns in Ireland for the twinning project before their final selection. The chosen town in the Irish Village Area is then extensively promoted over a year long period in Brussels, Belgium and across Europe.

This year Sligo town is chosen because of its outstanding achievements and accolades it received in Ireland to include the most recent:

European Town of Sport

The nomination of Sligo  will not only help the town and its county hinterland to attract more visitors but serve as an anchor gate-way town to the entire West of Ireland and help create a greater awareness of the region and grow marketing opportunities to generate more tourist numbers to justify additional direct flights from Continental Europe to Knock Airport. 

The first Irish Village in 2009 was named for Kilkenny in 2009, Derry in 2010.  Dalkey and Dún Laoghaire in 2011, Cork in 2012 and Westport presently hold the title.  

The project's overall objective of the Irish Village project is to continuously promote Ireland as an attractive place in which to live, work and holiday in.
www.meetup.com/irish-in-europe/events/169758072/


 Posted 31 March 2014 

"Like a Tree" Photographs of Urban Parks in Brussels by Luc Teper at Cork County Library

 

This month there is a unique exhibition running at Cork County Library. To mark National Tree Week 2 - 8th March, the "Like a Tree" exhibition presents the Brussels Capital Region in a unique perspective showing Trees and Nature against a backdrop of its architectural heritage of urban planning. The Photographic Exhibition is by Luc Teper of the Paul Hankar Institute of Brussels. The photographs were taken over a 2 year period and the project is truly a labour of love by Luc showing the richness and the so often' taken for granted value' of trees in our local environments. The contrasts, natural beauty and use of light are stunning and will certainly leave you with a lasting impression of the need and desire to plant a tree in your garden or in your local park or indeed protect it!!
The " Like a Tree' Exhibition was exhibited in parallel with the recent 50 Day Irish in Europe Art & Photo Exhibition - "Cork Meets Brussels - Brussels Meets Westport" at Halles Saint Gery Cultural Centre in the heart of Brussels. "Bringing Brussels and Ireland closer together in Europe"
This exhibition fittingly opens on National Tree Week  and runs until 28th March which is curated by "The Gallery Kinsale"  on the back of the very successful exhibition in Brussels at Halles Saint Gery.
  Indeed the many Trees that are part of Brussels to be seen in this exhibition relate closely to the landscape of Cork City & that isn't where the similarities end between the two regions. Did you know the word Brussels comes from the word for Marsh like Cork and it also was built on a monastic site like Cork was and today both cities share many similarities from their non-uniform house structures to many underground rivers and canals from their marsh beginnings.
   Brussels is really considered as a green city where trees are considered as a key esthetical part of their urban landscape enhancing the quality of life for its inhabitants just as it is in Cork
 Luc Teper has taken his photographs of the Brussels's trees over a two year period catching their beauty from the early morning till the late evening & it is an exercise well worthwhile when you see the exhibition he has brought before us.
 Speaking of the exhibition  Ken Buckley of The Gallery Kinsale said  "We are delighted to be involved with this exhibition and the standard of excellence in these photos is second to none. I would encourage all photographers, nature lovers and anyone with an interest in beauty to visit the exhibition & enjoy Lucs work"
 Luc is a teacher at Paul Hankar Institute in Brussels who have travelled with Luc to Cork for their recent exhibition at Cork Vision centre. Photography is his passion and his favourite themes are nature but also of the cities that have a deep cultural tradition such as Bruges, Venice and Brussels where he was born and where he is still living and working today. I am sure after Lucs visit to Cork we may well be visiting an exhibition of Corks natural beauty in Brussels in the future & I can see the title already...."Like a Tree".. Like!"

 


 Posted 06 March 2014 
Art Classes 2014
 
Details of our art classes for this year are now published on the website here

Book early to avoid disappointment.

 Posted 10 November 2013 
Click here to book online...

 Posted 25 October 2013 

Cork Jazz Festival

Airport Art Special. Wednesday 23rd October - Sunday 10th November


When The Gallery Kinsale asked me to paint 10 paintings for the Cork Jazz festival this year, the subject couldn't have been more enticing. 

I am a firm believer that in the practice of painting, the subject matter should be one to which the Artist and creator has an emotional response. Unless the subject moves the Artist, how can it move the viewer? All too often technical competence overshadows a painting, its good to get a balance between good technique and something emotionally moving. 

I have always had a fondness for Jazz, and am excited to take up the challenge of painting for this collection. 

Jazz, Rhythm and Blues, is amongst my favorite music, perhaps in part due to the opportunity for the artiste to be improvisational. I too see this collection of paintings as an opportunity to improvise and explore the medium of paint to express colour, contrast, and rhythm. 

Paintings, just like music, should convey movement, atmosphere and the viewer should be captivated by the subject, the show, the sound, the atmosphere. 

I hope you visit the show at Cork Airport, and are moved or at least intrigued by what you see. 

I intend this to be a celebration of our beautiful City, Cork, and a celebration of music, so much part of Irish life. 

Barbara Barrett.

 Posted 04 October 2013 

China teacups return to Kinsale after 80 years!

What better time to bring an exhibition of china teacups to Kinsale than during the Kinsale Gourmet Festival! Known for her colourful, sumptuous paintings of interiors, artist Róisín O'Farrell is introducing a collection of delightful paintings based on her Grandmother's china teacups that will go on exhibit between two venues this Tuesday to Sunday 20th October in the scenic harbour town of Kinsale.
As part of the ever popular foodie weekend in Kinsale 11 -13th October her paintings will be on show in Fishy Fishy Restaurant and at The Gallery Kinsale on Main street.
Speaking of the exhibition celebrity chef & Fishy Fishy proprietor Martin Shanahan said “When The Gallery Kinsale approached us to joint host the exhibition it was an obvious choice as Róisín's teacup paintings are bursting with light and colour, brimming with character, good fun and a bit of devilment; just the kind of atmosphere we enjoy during the gourmet festival!”
Róisín paints bright, vibrantly colorful paintings in textured, buttery oils with a contemporary finish. Her work is influenced by a sense of home, and feature warm, light filled period interiors, tumbled families of rain boots, and quirky china teacups.
The beautiful antique china belonged to Róisín’s grandmother, herself a native of Nohoval near Kinsale.  Like much of O’Farrell’s work the inanimate becomes characterful and in her hands this delicate 1930’s china becomes both contemporary and fun. Róisin’s Grandmother would have been delighted to see her treasured china return to Kinsale even if she may not have treated them in such a contemporary way. Impactful, beautiful and a little vintage, the teacups are set against the lush impasto palette knife backgrounds that have made O'Farrell a favourite. A ‘must see’ at the The Gallery.

Exhibition link

 Posted 05 September 2013 
WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOP
SATURDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER
€60
10am - 5.30pm

FLORAL WATERCOLOURS
TEMPERANCE HALL, KINSALE
with Jenni White.
Get started with watercolours -
A perfect opportunity for beginners.
All aspects will be demonstrated in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.
All materials will be provided and Free Parking is available.
Booking in advance is advised. To book Go Here...

 Posted 04 September 2013 
Following the success of our watercolour demonstration with Barbara Barrett in Ballyseedy Cork, Barbara has been invited to Ballyseedy Tralee to give another demonstration.

This is a wonderful opportunity for a day of free watercolour tuition in the botanic surroundings of Ballyseedy with one of Irelands foremost practitioners and teachers in watercolour.
Ballyseedy Home & Garden is an Award-Winning family run business set on 5 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens on the outskirts of Tralee, Co. Kerry. One of the largest Lifestyle and Garden Centres in Ireland, it has everything for all your home and garden needs and is the perfect environment for this relaxed and informal demonstration with Barbara.

It is a free event and takes place this Saturday 7th September at 2 pm at Ballyseedy in Tralee, County Kerry.  All are welcome.

Barbara is a professional Artist who specialises in the Medium of Watercolour.

She will be demonstrating a painting using various Watercolour techniques, including wet into wet and dry brush.

She will be talking us through the painting and her approach to the subject and the techniques being used.

Barbara teaches painting and is able to explain the process while painting. This is not an easy task because the painting process is a right brain function, and the logic of talking it through, is a left brain process.

Any persons who are interested in taking up the very therapeutic and rewarding pastime of painting would benefit from this live demonstration, as Barbara begins and finishes the painting before our eyes. And for an artist already painting, this would be a wonderful time to experience another approach to Watercolour. There will also be a question and answer session at the end of the demonstration.

View the event on the Ballyseedy website and refer to Ballyseedy for directions (Tel: 066 712 2305).

 Posted 23 May 2013 

Summer Opening Times

The Gallery Kinsale open hours for the summer months are as follow's -

Monday - Friday : 11:00 - Late
Saturday : 11:00 - Late
Sunday : 13:00 - 17:00

or by prior appointment.


 Posted 20 May 2013 

Like a Tree Photo Exhibition at Cork Airport

“Like a Tree”, our current exhibition running at Cork International Airport, presents the Brussels Capital Region in a unique perspective showing Trees and Nature against a backdrop of its architectural heritage of urban planning. The Photographic Exhibition is by Luc Teper of the Paul Hankar Institute of Brussels. The photographs were taken over a 2 year period and the project is truly a labour of love by Luc Teper showing the richness and the so often’ taken for granted value’ of trees in our local environments. The contrasts, natural beauty and use of light are stunning and will certainly leave you with a lasting impression of the need and desire to plant a tree in your garden or in your local park or indeed protect it!

This exhibition is on the back of “The Gallery Kinsale's” very successful exhibition in Brussels at Halles Saint Gery.
Luc Teper has taken his photographs of the Brussels’s trees over a two year period catching their beauty from the early morning till the late evening and it is an exercise well worthwhile when you see the exhibition he has brought before us.

Luc is a teacher at Paul Hankar Institute in Brussels who have travelled with Luc to Cork for the opening on May 9th. Photography is his passion and his favourite themes are nature but also of the cities that have a deep cultural tradition such as Bruges, Venice and Brussels where he was born and where he is still living and working today. I am sure after Luc's visit to Cork we may well be visiting an exhibition of Corks natural beauty in Brussels in the future and I can see the title already….”Like a Tree”.. Like!”


 Posted 28 February 2013 

The Gallery Kinsale Irish in Europe Fine Art & Photo Exhibition

"The Gallery Kinsale" is proud to represent its home county-Cork together with other counties in showcasing Ireland in an Exhibition in the heart of Brussels cultural district during Ireland�s EU Presidency. A completely voluntary initiative, the Gallery has invested substantially in the project and is showcasing approximately €100,000 worth of contemporary Irish Fine Art to Europe during this prestigious event. The exhibition will run for 2 months from opening night 7th March to April 28th at Halle St-Gery Brussels, the cultural heartbeat of the city. This is the single biggest non-governmental cultural programme during Irelands EU presidency in the EU capital. The Gallery Kinsale Irish in Europe Art & Photo Exhibition specifically seeks to Bring Brussels and Ireland closer together in Europe. It aims to help the export of Irish art, crafts, food and other goods and build better bilateral, cultural and business relations between Ireland and Belgium with a range of additional cultural activities and exchange programmes that will run alongside the exhibition at various dates and continue after the 50 day exhibition. There will be Irish Food weeks, County Evenings, Concerts, Music nights, Heritage and Cultural Talks, St. Patricks Day Parade of the Nations and Regions and the Irish in Europe F�ile celebrations with a few other surprises to let Belgian residents know that Ireland as a cultural Mecca is ready to welcome and entertain them. "We are very grateful to our exhibiting artists we have chosen. This honour to showcase the richness of the visual arts from Ireland is one they have not taken lightly and we are very confident of an overwhelming positive reaction to the quality, originality and prestige they will reflect on our visual arts". The chosen artists for the exhibition are: Philip Gray, Jimmy Lawlor, Bill Griffin, Mia Funk, Desmond Downes, Annemarie Bourke, Katarzyna Gajewska, Ken Browne and Vincent Crotty. It includes Fine Art Photographer and member of the Belgian Diaspora in Ireland, Kinsale resident Giles Norman. Also in the line up is US National, acclaimed photographer Ron Rosenstock. Ron is an honorary citizen of Westport and former Grand Marshal of the Westport Saint Patrick's Day Parade.

 

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 Posted 13 January 2013 
Winter Opening Times

The Gallery Kinsale open hours for the winter months are as follow's -

Friday : 12:00 - 18:00
Saturday : 12:00 - 17:00
Sunday : 13:00 - 17:00

or by appointment.

 Posted 12 December 2012 

Merry Christmas from all of us at The Gallery Kinsale.

This Christmas we have a wide selection of work in for the holidays with something in everyones budget whether they are buying a unique gift for a friend or an original piece of art for a loved one or a treat for yourself.

Prices vary from €20 to €2,000 so there really is something for everyone.

Our Gift Vouchers are always a very popular option at this time of year and something to look forward to for the recipient for those January Blues!

If you can't make it to the Gallery we can take payment over the phone, by cheque or bank transfer and arrange delivery to you in time for the big day.

We are offering free nationwide delivery for any purchase over @200 and over @500 for international shipping. Remember all our crating is done professionally in house so there is no damage!

We wish you the very best Christmas and a prosperous New Year and look forward to serving you over the holiday season and again into the new year.

The Gallery Kinsale

 


 Posted 05 November 2012 
RDS Art Fair (now Art Source)
Ireland's biggest and best art fair returns to the RDS this year with a new name and look. Running from Friday, 9th November to Sunday, 11th November, Art Source features some of Ireland's top artists and Galleries and many of our artists feature in the exhibition.

David Coyne, Stand A95
Ann Flynn, Stand A49
Paul Christopher Flynn, Stand A87
Mary Grant, Stand A31
Philip Gray, Stand A2
Mandy Magowan, Stand A42
Karen Wilson, Stand A75

Happy Shopping and we look forward to seeing many of you in the coming weeks on the lead up to Christmas. Remember we offer a Gift Wrap and Voucher service and payment plans are available to spread your payments over a few weeks with Nationwide and International delivery for those of you can't make it to us in person.

 Posted 22 October 2012 
New work in stock
New work by Lorna Millar, Ludmila Korol, Derek Melville and Karen Wilson is now on display in The Gallery Kinsale. 

 Posted 12 October 2012 
Jazz At The Hayfield Manor
There will be a Jazz Art E
xhibition at the Hayfield Manor, Cork by The Gallery Kinsale from Thursday 25th October until Wednesday 31th October as part of the Cork Jazz Festival.

 Posted 05 October 2012 
Back to normal
After the last hectic ten days staging Bill Griffin's one man play Betrayal and his solo art exhibition here at The Gallery Kinsale we are now back to normal with our usual varied selection of great art from a number of local and national Irish artists.

 Posted 23 September 2012 
Bill Griffin - Solo Exhibition
There will  be an exhibition of Bill Griffin's art in support of the charity Breakthrough Cancer Research running from Thursday 27th September until Wednesday 3rd October at 'The Gallery Kinsale'.
Visit Bills page on our artists gallery to view some of his recent work.

 Posted 04 September 2012 
The Gallery Kinsale Newsletter - 4th Sept 2012
The Gallery Kinsale would like to announce a change of contact details.
Your art newsletter previously published by Buckley Fine Art will now be delivered to you by The Gallery Kinsale.
We also  have a second newsletter for our art classes & courses that we run throughout the year.
To sign up to this newsletter you need to Go Here and enter your email address or use the preferences link at the bottom of this newsletter.
We are keen to hear from any arts groups or societies who would like us to facilitate a class, course or workshop for them.
For more information please visit our website - The Gallery Kinsale

 Posted 02 September 2012 
BETRAYAL - A ONE MAN PLAY BY BILL GRIFFIN
Temperance Hall, Emmet Street, Kinsale
Saturday 29th September 2012 - 8:00pm

Betrayal is a one-man play scripted and performed by artist Bill Griffin.
It is based on the last three years of Van Gogh's life.
Griffin has been performing his play around the country to great applause and now The Gallery Kinsale bring it to Kinsale in conjunction with a solo exhibition of Griffins work Thursday 27th September to October 3rd in The Gallery, both in support of Breakthrough Cancer Research.
"I'd been to Amsterdam" says Griffin. "I was at the Van Gogh Museum. The whole bottom floor was dedicated to his sister in law who promoted him once he was dead. I thought I'd look into it and she wasn't as nice a character as she was portraying herself. She put terrible pressure on him in the end."
"The last three years of Van Gogh's life were very productive but they were also very turbulent," says Griffin. "He ended up cutting off a piece of his ear and killing himself."
It was during this time he painted some of his most well known work such as the Sunflower paintings and Starry Starry Night. As Griffin performs the play he is busy painting a canvas.
"I present myself as a guy in a dressing gown in a hospital. I paint while I speak to the audience, all the time the canvas is facing away," says Griffin.
Griffin reveals the canvas to the crowd at the end of each performance. This may well be auctioned on the night with all proceeds going to the charity.
Visit Bills page on our artists gallery to view some of his recent work.

 Posted 04 August 2012 
September 8th/9th Barbara Barrett.
"Watercolour Workshop" Textural Countryscapes in Watercolour - A two day course
Venue : Trindent Hotel, Kinsale
10.00am to 5.00pm each day

"Few things in life are as worthy of your time and attention as Art, Music and Love"

Barbara shares her passion for painting and a balanced life with participants at our workshop. These workshops are for enjoyment, to improve your painting skills, and for personal growth.
Join us for a fulfilling experience as Barbara guides you through creating TEXTURES in our Countryscapes. How beautiful is the world around us, lets explore and experiment with it's textural qualities.

LETS EXPERIMENT WITH TEXTURE

The fee is €160 , this includes your lunch as well as morning and afternoon teas and coffees.

 Posted 10 July 2012 
August 11th Philip Gray
"Creative Painting" A One day course
Venue : The Temperance Hall next to the Gallery
10am-4.30pm Cost €120
Philip will introduce you to his world of creativity with a simple step by step approach to creating an inspirational work of art. During the day he will undertake the mediums of both oils and pastels and you will leave the day with TWO COMPLETED PAINTINGS. You are guaranteed to finish the day refreshed and inspired with your own paintings and ready to do it all again. Materials and lunch included
COST OF FRAMING YOUR PAINTING WOULD BE €35

 Posted 01 July 2012 
July 28th Annemarie Bourke
"Oil painting Simplified" A one day course
Venue : The Temperance Hall next to the Gallery
10.00am-4.30pm cost €75
Join Annemarie as she teaches her top 10 tips for successful oil painting. She will guide you all , step by step through the creation of a local landscape and help each student overcome any problems that they are having with their painting . Learn about Composition, Colour, Mood and atmosphere. Learn to paint skies, water, trees, boats and much more in this informative class , AND LEAVE WITH A RENEWED CONFIDENCE!