Best known for her sea and landscape inspired paintings, Jo Ashby creates from her home on Sherkin Island. Influenced by the patterns and rhythms in nature on this small and beautiful island, Jo’s work evokes the surface movement of water; the play of light on land and water – where land […]

Although not technically from West Cork, city-born painter Diarmuid Breen claims a connection through his Inchigeela-born mother and Macroom-born wife Jo. Having spent many summers in Barleycove Beach and Cape Clear Island as a child, he has a lasting love of these places and got married in Goleen, “I try […]

It’s a full house in Blue House Gallery during the month August in the final sprint of Summer, lots to see and enjoy! Friday August 5 –Wednesday August 17    (Ground floor): “Totems of the Highway” sees John Doherty delving into the world of printmaking for the first time; bringing […]

Andy Harris is taking part in the West Cork Creates exhibition in Skibbereen this month. Andy spoke to West Cork People about his craft and his meandering journey, sometimes by horse and cart, to becoming a master coppersmith. Andy was born and spent his early years in 1960s Birmingham, where […]

Gallery Asna at Clonakilty Arts Centre, is holding a unique exhibition this month; ‘Of Granite’, a touring exhibition by ROGHA Collective, brings the art and craft of South Armagh to West Cork. An area of outstanding natural beauty, rich in heritage, myth and magic, South Armagh is a place and people […]

Arran Street East, a creative studio originally set up in Dublin in 2015, will open a new creative hub this summer in Schull. The hub will be a centre for making and learning traditional crafts, and will offer pottery, weaving, and baking courses in a beautifully restored barn located behind […]