Despite the challenges of Covid-19, Sherkin Island’s community is holding its annual art exhibition from now until August 23.
The exhibition will be in the Community Hall on Sherkin Island and will open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout that period, from 12 noon until 5:30pm. It will operate to strict Covid-19 guidelines including the use hand sanitisers, face coverings for all visitors and a one-way system in line with social distancing requirements.
Curated by Sherkin Island artist and graduate of the Crawford College of Art and Design in Cork, Jordyn Lynch, the exhibition will include all mediums including drawings, paintings, writing, sculpture, photography, textiles and ceramics.
Jordyn Lynch said: “I’m delighted to be able to put this exhibition together. It is a little different to other years due to Covid-19 but it’s a fabulous showcase of island talent and a great boost for all of the community as old and young have submitted work.”
This year the exhibition will produce a small radio segment in conjunction with Oileain FM. This will highlight some pieces in the exhibition and why the artists chose them.
Postcard-sized original incognito artworks will also be on sale for €10 each to raise funds for the Sherkin Island Ceramics Group.
Known as ‘island of the arts’, Sherkin Island has attracted a population of creative individuals including professional and non-professional artists, musicians, writers and photographers.
Aisling Moran, project coordinator with Sherkin Island Development Society (SIDS) said: “After the challenges that Covid19 has brought to this small community and island life, it is great to see our annual exhibition going ahead, albeit with restrictions in place to reflect this ‘new norm’. As always, we are grateful to Cork County Council for their support.”
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