@ Las Rada, New Row, Naas, Co. Kildare
October – December 2018
Our current exhibition, featuring autumn colours and the faded glory of summer
‘Insects and Leaves’, Hannaleena Ahonen
‘Bark Cloth’, Kathrina Hughes
‘Summer’s End’, Dee Kelly
‘Keeping it Together’, Pauline Kiernan
@ Inniscara Bespoke Framing and Gallery
27 August – 17 October 2018
After a very successful run in Castletown House, the ECHOES exhibition has moved to
Inniscara Bespoke Gallery and Framing, Rathcoole, Co. Dublin
Showing until the mid October. Open Mon-Fri, 9 am-5.30 pm and Sat: 9 am-4.30 pm.
@ Castletown House, Celbridge, Co. Kildare
10th – 22nd August, 2018
Castletown House by Rina White (image from larger work ‘Inspired by Print’)
After one year of preparation, artistic struggle, studio days, planning meetings, peer review of our work, site visits, and house tours, we have opened a site specific exhibition in Castletown House, Co. Kildare. We collaborated with Eleanor Swan, Ceramic Artist and Jocelyn Stephens, Fine Art Printmaker to produce an eclectic body of work in response to the architecture, history and interiors of the building and the lives of those who have lived there.
We had a very successful and enjoyable opening event (see photos below) in the wonderful venue of the Stable Courtyard. Special thanks to Anne-Marie Keaveney, NCAD for an inspiring opening speech and to all our friends and supporters for the encouragement.
Some images from the exhibition:
Some photographs from the evening!
Hollywood Vintage Fair 2017
element15 were invited to demonstrate wool fibre felting at the Hollywood Vintage Fair again this year. Hollywood is just outside Blessington along the Wicklow Gap route and is a lovely little village which is transformed into pre-1950’s Ireland every August. A lot of credit is due to the people of Hollywood for all the hard work they put into the Fair.
There are various old hand crafts demonstrations – spinning, wood turning, basketry, and felting. A lot of the stall holders and visitors dress up in vintage clothing. The children and adults love dressing up and getting into the spirit of the fair as you can see from our attire! There was such an array of collarless shirts, braces and flat caps worn by all ages.
Colleen and Kathrina set up the stall early in the morning and Dee came along to help out later. There was a lovely display of felted items and the element15 bunting looked fabulous against the stone wall and corrugated tin roof. They worked flat out felting flowers and snakes with the children; some of the adults were a little too shy to get involved but enjoyed looking on and asking questions.
Unfortunately it rained all day but this did not take away from the fun of the fair.
@ Las Rada Wine and Tapas Bar, Naas June 2017
New Work Exhibiting at Two Cooks, Sallins – February 2017
The Life Lines exhibition in McAuley Place – November 2016
Our textile art demonstration for Culture Night was a great success. Our hand felted and hand stitched bunting added a bit of festivity to the beautifully coloured entrance to Las Rada!
We had some of our 3D work on display for the occasion as it cannot normally be exhibited in Las Rada. These are Marie Dunne’s ‘Amazonian Warriors’ – pretty amazing!
Spring has Sprung
Two Cooks | One Restaurant | One new exhibition venue
First Exhibition of 2016
@ Las Rada 8
Some images from the opening of our final exhibition of 2015 ‘year’s end…’ in Straffan Antiques and Design, Barberstown, Co. Kildare :
Our final exhibition of 2015 ….. join us if you can
19th October 2015 – January, 2016
New works showing in the gallery space in Las Rada Wine and Tapas Bar, Naas
Its our anniversary – we are artists in residence for one year in Las Rada
From 7th October 2015
a selection of our work will be for sale
Main Street, Rathcoole, Co. Dublin
Framed art, felt sculpture and unique hand covered notebooks
Inniscara Gallery and Bespoke Framers : Phone 01 458 9466
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 9 a.m. – 5.30 p.m. Sat: 9 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.
We are having a small exhibition of our work in
Salamander Coffee House, Newbridge
to coincide with Culture Night Kildare (Friday, 18th September).
The exhibition will start on Saturday, 12th September and run for a number of weeks
17th August – 12th October, 2015
New works showing in the gallery space in Las Rada Wine and Tapas Bar, Naas
‘Twilight’ by Marie Dunne.
Wet felted Merino wool and silk fibres, machine and hand stitched. Inspired by watching a flock of sheep bedding down for the night.
‘Summer Splash’ by Eimear Molony – a bouquet of flowers evoking memories of vivid summertime colours.
Some photographs from the opening of our exhibition ‘STRATA’
at the Blue Egg Gallery, Wexford on Saturday, 15th August, 2015
Running until Saturday, 12th September
Thirteen of our fifteen members are joined in this photo by Mary Gallagher, owner of the gallery, Freda Rupp Ceramicist and Rina Whyte who was our guest speaker.
@ Rua Red Cafe Wall Space
South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, Dublin 24
20th June – 20th July 2015
An eclectic mix of wall hung felt and stitched pieces
and contemporary jewellery and felted wearable art in the pop-up gallery
Preview Friday 19th June at 6 p.m. All welcome.
‘Alice du Pont’ and ‘Pride of Madeira’
Necklaces and bracelet made from recycled silicon and beads (Elaine Peden)
We continue to exhibit in Las Rada Wine and Tapas Bar Naas and we installed a new selection of work there on 8th June 2015 and it will hang until the end of July. Some snippets from the new work:
‘Resting Places’ by Colleen Prendiville
‘Grounded’ by Helen McLoughlin
We were delighted to be invited to exhibit at the beautiful modern library in Ballyroan from 2nd – 15th June 2015. The library has a wonderful, purpose built exhibition space with good natural light and great exhibition lighting.
This is a very flexible space with unusual wooden panels that can be swiveled and adjusted to allow one to hang on one or both sides. They also have really clever hanging mechanisms which makes putting up an exhibition a doddle!
‘Dance upon the Mountain like a flame’ by Vanessa Scott Hayward inspired by the lines of a WB Yeats play ‘The Land of Hearts Desire’.
We are very grateful to the staff at the library for their assistance and support.
@ Las Rada 4
Launching Tuesday 21st April, our brand new series of work at Las Rada Wine and Tapas Bar, Naas.
@ Las Rada 3
We are the resident artists at Las Rada Wine and Tapas Bar, Naas. Our third exhibition there began on Monday 9th February, 2015. We are really liking this collection of pieces and how they fit in with the vibe in the Tapas Bar.
Flight of my Dream by Asta Gauronskyte
Drop in when you are passing to have a look – Joanne and Jules are always welcoming – you might even stay for a glass of Prosecco and some delicious tapas. Enjoy
Our Annual Winter Exhibition at McAuley Place Arts and Culture Centre, Naas
Carlow Visual Arts Festival – a Review
In June 2014 we were delighted to be chosen as one of the arts groups showcasing our work at Eigse Carlow Visual Arts Festival. It was a fantastic success and a big thank you to all who organised such a great event. Visitors travelled from near and far to see the works of both local and international artists. Highly recommended is a visit to the Visual Arts Centre there. A beautiful building with a very tasty coffee shop!
Asta with her piece ‘My Grandma’s Garden
Some had seen felt before, to others it was an entirely new art form and seeing the different reactions and the nostalgia and familiarity people felt on viewing the work was wonderful to witness. The pieces ranged from wet felted pieces in both 3D and hanging and free stitch and mixed media works