Everything in our world is cyclic. Like the seasons modes of human expression revolve, recapitulate, renew. The greatest fallacy of the contemporary art world is that art is on a constant path of ‘progress’, via radical deconstruction and conceptual evolution. But art is not technology. It is not a laptop […]

Gallery Asna (the newly named Clonakilty Arts Centre gallery) is kicking off 12 months of exciting exhibition programming with two exhibitions of analogue photography in January and February.  Local photographer Thady Trá will firstly be showcasing new work developed and printed in his Clonakilty Arts Centre studio. This will be […]

Trev Burke, the creator of the Happy Attic Stories, a collection of fun books for young readers, struggled with reading and writing when he was growing up. What Trev was told was a low IQ did in fact turn out to be severe dyslexia, undiagnosed until he was in college. […]

There are few households in Clonakilty and surrounds who haven’t had a piece of special artwork framed by The Loft Gallery and Frames, which celebrates 20 years in business this year. With people spending more time at home during the pandemic, the demand for a custom bespoke framing service like […]

‘The Old Masters’ are, well, ‘old’. There’s no denying it. I remember at art school painting a still life, trying to emulate the Spanish ‘old master’ Francisco de Zurbarán. One of the teachers commented: “looking very old James”. It was not a compliment. I was in the wrong place (a university […]

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