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@ 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.


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@ 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.









In good company at Castletown!







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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




This is our first collaboration on a live event with the restaurant Two Cooks. An evening of fine food and art. The night will consist of a 4 course dinner, a presentation by our group with insights into the artistic process and all in the lovely setting of Two Cooks where you will be able to see our current exhibition and chat to the artists between courses!


You can book the event through the Two Cooks website link here  – when you select the 14th June and click next our event comes up.

You can also ring them on 045 853 768

There is a lovely video on the Two Cooks Facebook page about A Taste For Art

Works by Colleen Prendiville and Rina Whyte currently in the gallery space at Las Rada

New Work Exhibiting at Two Cooks, Sallins – February 2017


The Life Lines exhibition in McAuley Place – November 2016








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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!img_475014434959_953916951386770_7703200044408480716_o





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First Exhibition of 2016


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Monday  Closed (Open B/H 5pm)
Tuesday  5-11pm
Wednesday  5-11pm 
Thursday  5-11pm
Friday  5-12pm
Saturday  5-12pm
Sunday  3-10pm
* Bank holiday Mondays from 5pm – 10pm



Some images from the opening of our final exhibition of 2015 ‘year’s end…’ in Straffan Antiques and Design, Barberstown, Co. Kildare :

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Our final exhibition of 2015 ….. join us if you can


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19th October 2015 – January, 2016

New works showing in the gallery space in Las Rada Wine and Tapas Bar, Naas

Misty Blue, Kathrina Hughes

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


Inniscara Gallery

Main Street, Rathcoole, Co. Dublin

Framed art, felt sculpture and unique hand covered notebooks


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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

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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, Eimear

‘Summer Splash’ by Eimear Molony – a bouquet of flowers evoking memories of vivid summertime colours.

Las Rada opening hours:
Monday Closed 


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

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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.

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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)

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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


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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!

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‘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.


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Launching Tuesday 21st April, our brand new series of work at Las Rada Wine and Tapas Bar, Naas.

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 Opening hours

MondayClosed (Open B/H 5pm)
* Bank holiday Mondays from 5pm – 10pm

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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


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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!

 The space we exhibited in was once an old sweet shop and right on the main street in Carlow town.  The exhibition ran for nearly two weeks and reading over all the comments from the visitors who came to see it the feedback was amazing.

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

Vanessa Scott Hayward with her piece ‘The Girl who Dreamed’

Eigse: Carlow Visual Arts Festival

Spring Exhibition 2014

Exhibition:  Familiar Ground

November 2013


 Autumn Exhibition 2012