Irish Municipal Art Collections – Talk on 1st Dec at 7.30pm

South Tipperary County Council Arts Service and the County Museum are delighted to present Irish Municipal Art Collections, a talk by Dr Peter Jordan at the County Museum on Thursday 1st December at 7.30pm. Until his retirement in 2009, Dr. Peter Jordan was a Senior Lecturer in the History and Theory of Art at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT). His main research interest is in the origins and development of the public art collection, and he has a number of publications on this subject, including, the ‘Origins of the Clonmel Municipal Art Collection’, Journal of the South Tipperary Historical Society, 2006, and most recently a history and catalogue of the Waterford Municipal Art Collection. Dr Jordan will be giving a talk on the origins and development of Irish Municipal Art Collections during the 1930s and 40s with reference to the South Tipperary County Museum Collection and the current exhibition Irish Women Artists of the 20th Century an exhibition drawn from The Niland Collection, and The Collection of South Tipperary County Museum presented in collaboration with The Model, home of The Niland Collection, Sligo. Artists in the exhibition include; Sarah Purser, Estella Solomons, Eva Hamilton, Mary Swanzy, Evie Hone, Mainie Jellett, Nano Reid, Norah McGuinness, Frances Kelly, Bea Orpen,  Dorothy Cross, Alice Maher, Marie Foley and Clare Langan.

 

For further information or to book contact Sally O’Leary Arts Officer,

Tel 052 6134565 or email sally.oleary@southtippcoco.ie

 

Marie Foley – Artist Talk

at South Tipperary County Museum on 7th Dec at 1.10pm

South Tipperary County Council Arts Service is delighted to present an artist talk by Marie Foley at the County Museum on Dec 7th at 1.10pm in conjunction with the exhibition Irish Women Artists of the 20th Century. The exhibition is drawn from The Niland Collection and The Collection of South Tipperary County Museum and is presented in collaboration with The Model, home of The Niland Collection, Sligo. It provides an opportunity to examine some of the changing themes and practices of women artist’s throughout the century to the present day. Artists in the exhibition include; Sarah Purser, Estella Solomons, Eva Hamilton, Mary Swanzy, Evie Hone, Mainie Jellett, Nano Reid, Norah McGuinness, Frances Kelly, Bea Orpen,  Dorothy Cross, Alice Maher, Marie Foley and Clare Langan.

 

Marie Foley is a sculptor. She was born in Kanturk and studied Fine Art at the Crawford College of Art, Cork, Goldsmiths College, London and Cardiff College of Art and was awarded an MA in 1987. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Ireland, England, Wales, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Holland, Hungary, Poland, Finland, Canada, USA and Japan. She was the first Irish Artist to have a solo Exhibition in the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. Public commissions include Kilkenny Castle, The Office of Public Works at 51-52, St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin, a sculpture for National Universities of Ireland Presentation to President Mary Robinson, Cothú Awards, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdrum County Council and Wilton Library, Cork. She has received various Arts Council awards. Other awards include an International Ceramic Award, a Canada Council award and The New Horizons Award from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. She became a member of Aosdána in 1996. Marie Foley’s sculpture is composed of elements which are carved in yew, bog oak, ash, sycamore, elements which are modelled in porcelain, and sometimes additional hand-worked or salvaged elements in metal, stone etc. Her artistic practice is inspired by a profound interest in nature and the deeper universal significance of all. Her language is one of symbolic form.

 

For further information about the exhibition or to book for the talk please contact the Arts Service on 052 6134565 or email sally.oleary@southtippcoco.ie. Guided tours of the exhibition can be arranged for schools – groups wishing to visit the exhibition should contact the Arts Service.

 

Film Screening

County Museum Clonmel

Weds 7th Dec  – 7.30pm

To book contact 052 6134565

South Tipperary County Council Arts Service working in conjunction with Tipperary Libraries have been hosting a series of youth animation workshops at Clonmel library, participants will have the opportunity to show their work in a public screening taking place at South Tipperary County Museum. This is a chance for family and friends to celebrate the creativity of the young film-makers.

 

Sally O’Leary

Arts Officer

South Tipperary County Council

052 6134565

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