'Distant Calm' by Letterkenny artist Michelle Gallen
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas 40.5 x 51cm ©2011
Current Exhibitions in County Donegal
'Journey' runs at Gallery 1 in the Cavanacor Gallery, Ballindrait, Lifford, County Donegal from 10th September, 2011 to 17th December, 2011. This exhibition of paintings and drawings by Eddie O’Kane & Matthew O’Kane is being exhibited next door to Gallery II at Cavanacor where a solo exhibition of painting by Ann Marie Webb is currently on show. In Cavanacor's Gallery III, a celebration of the life and work of Flann O'Brien entitled 'I have looked everywhere that can be looked' includes paintings, drawings and video by Eddie & David O’Kane and also runs until December 17th, 2011.
An Clachan Studios
Ian Gordon, Heidi Nguygen and Brent Nokes are among the artists exhibiting at An Clachan Studios, Gweedore (beside An Chuirt Hotel). This Exhibition / Studio space allows visitors to see the artists at work and offers a chance to purchase unique works of the Donegal landscape. The artists are to be found at the Studios most days of the week from 10am-5pm, and are happy to meet and talk with visitors about their work. (To ensure meeting one, ring An Clachan Craft Centre on 074 95 60091). See also Ian Gordon's work at AshLemon and Donegal's resident French artist Heidi Nguyen's own website.
Tory painters Patsy Dan and Rory Rodgers are exhibiting in the Bistro at Arnolds Hotel, Dunfanaghy.
Marine artist Kenneth King exhibits his work at the King Studio Glencolmcille and his work can be seen online at The King Studio.
Donegal County.com recommends these art books about Donegal.
Tory Island Images by Martine Franck. These photographs are very natural and unposed, illustrating the ease with which this world famous photographer integrated into Tory life. Recommended.
Donegal Highlands by Liam Ronayne & Pat Cowley
This beautiful book contains stories about Donegal by County Librarian, Liam Ronayne, and reproductions of colour paintings of well known scenes in North West Donegal by Pat Crowley. An excellent present for anyone interested in Donegal. Check our Bookshop for other titles of Donegal interest.
Hills near Carndonagh, Co. Donegal by Maurice Orr
Oil on Board, 10" x 8" 2008
See Maurice Orr's Work at the Throatlake Gallery.
Donegal County Council’s Public Art scheme has, to date, commissioned over sixty artists to produce work for display throughout the County.
We often receive emails asking about the 'Dancing figures at the Lifford/Strabane border'. The artist who made the giant steel sculpture is well known sculptor Maurice Harron and images of his work can be seen at Maurice Harron.
Regional Arts Centre, Letterkenny
An Grianan Theatre, Letterkenny
Cavanacor Gallery, Ballindrait, Lifford
Ross Fine Art, Letterkenny
Screig Gallery, Donegal
Ceardlann na gCroisbhealach, Gweedore
Balor Arts Centre, Ballybofey
Stephen Bennett Studio, Ardara
Straid Studio Gallery, Glencolmcille
Artlink Gallery, Buncrana
Taipéis Gael, Glencolmcille
The Green Door Studio, Portnablagh
Glashedy Art Gallery, Ballyliffin
The Glebe House And Gallery, Churchill is a Regency house set in woodland gardens beside Lake Gartan which was donated to the State by the late artist Derek Hill. The Glebe is decorated with William Morris wallpaper and textiles and has Islamic and Japanese art. The Derek Hill permanent collection includes 300 works by leading 20th century artists, including Picasso and Kokosha, as well as Irish and Italian artists. Access to the house is by guided tour only. There is only access to the ground floor of the Gallery for people with disabilities. Guide dogs permitted. Parking is 100 meters from the Gallery. For further information email Glebe Gallery or Telephone (+00353) 74 913 7071.
Tullyarvan Mill, Buncrana - Email Tullyarvan Mill for details.
The Ferguson Gallery, Ramelton exhibits works by Markey Robinson, Louis Le Broquy, Séan McSweeney and Tony O'Malley, among others. The Gallery is open Tuesday to Friday.
The Ardara Heritage Centre contains an Art Gallery and Craft exhibition space and is open Monday to Friday.
Moville Pottery produces hand thrown stoneware exclusively designed and manufactured in Moville.
Grand Canal Study II by Martin Mooney, Oil on Board 8'x12' inches ©2010
Donegal born Felim Egan exhibits in the Kerlin Gallery, Dublin.
Photographer Garvan Gallagher is currently based in Dublin, see Garvan Gallagher while his namesake (no relation) photographer Johnny Gallagher is based in Gweebarra and his work is available at JJ Images.
Raphoe artist Ann Quinn's work can be viewed on her website.
Inishowen Artist Brendan Farren has launched a new website to exhibit his multi-media works.
Redmond Herrity was selected to exhibit at the Royal Hibernian Academy’s annual exhibition. See Redmond Herrity website.
Gary Bonner lives and works in Donegal where he specialises in landscapes, portraits and illustration.
Dunlewy based artist Sarah Lewtas studied painting at St Martins in the 1970's but today she works across genres, often with natural, found materials and has exhibited widely in recent years.
Sharon McDaid, textile artist and designer, exhibits her work at Donagh Design on the Malin Road, Carndonagh and the studio is open all year round.
Kim Sharkey exhibits her pottery at Ionad Cois Locha, Dunlewey from r 10.30am to 6.00pm. The public are welcome to come and watch the potter Kim Sharkey produce her hand thrown work in her studio in Dunlewey.
Donegal born John Beattie is currently an Artist in Residence at The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin.
Convoy based Morgan Ferriter has a new studio in the Convoy Woollen Mills.
Cosan Glas and Saothar Ealaion are art programmes set up by Deirdre Brennan, Annjo Carr and Seamus Kennedy in 1995 to promote the visual arts in the County Donegal Gaeltacht. The Gaeltacht denotes any region in Ireland where the Irish language (Gaeilge) is spoken. It is based in a rural area of beautiful landscapes between Errigal mountain and Tory island on the north west coast of County Donegal. Contact Annjo Carr.
St.Johnston based Marina Hamilton has acquired an international reputation for her equine and farm animal paintings.
Maria Noonan-McDermott is a visual artist from Donegal, now based in Co. Leitrim.
Donegal based artist Aoife Vallely has launched a new website. See her work at Aoife Vallely.
Dusk by Heidi Nguyen
Oil on Canvas 180x90cm ©2009
Phillip Moss lives and works in Glenties.
Figurative and landscape artist Lisa Bond works in Letterkenny.
Brian Ballard has a studio on Inishfree Island.
Eamon O'Kane regularily exhibits at the Cananacor Gallery outside Lifford.
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