Preparing for the arrival of the first artists in residence of 2017 is very exciting! Amy Hart and Caroline Brown will call Listowel home for the month of March and might even have a chance to paint the town green on St Patricks Day! Amy and Caroline are members of Ciel Gallery Charlotte NC. Ciel’s November show ‘Oh the Places we go’ was inspired by artist’s experiences and paintings from their residencies at Olive Stack Gallery. It was wonderful to be there for the occasion and participate in the show! To see the gallery full, from floor to ceiling with paintings of Listowel, Ballybunion and other familiar places and faces was quite the experience! It was an added bonus to spend some time over cocktails and bonfires with Amy and Caroline in advance of their residency!
This year several of the artists are returning for their second residency, can’t wait to welcome them back to Listowel, this time as friends! We have lots of exciting events planned for this year and next and a wonderful line-up of workshops at the gallery in Lovely Listowel. A rare and amazing opportunity to take a workshop with some of the worlds leading mosaic artists and some pretty wonderful painters also! The residency blog Excira and Delira written by the artists is a great insight into their experience and love of Listowel, Co Kerry and Ireland!
The closing date to apply for a residency in 2018 is fast approaching, applications should be submitted before Feb 28th.