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Invitation to Morning Coffee and Art

Join element15 for a MORNING COFFEE and Art on Saturday, 8th September in INNISCARA BESPOKE Framing and Gallery, Rathcoole, Co. Dublin between 10.30 and 12.30.

After a highly successful run at Castletown House & Parklands, ECHOES has moved on to Inniscara Bespoke Framing & Gallery and we are hosting a morning coffee to mark the occasion.

The exhibition looks really well in this new setting and benefits from the great lighting in the gallery.

Niamh Harney, who owns Inniscara, is a wonderful resource for local artists, knowledgeable on a range of mediums, always ready with words of encouragement and good advice on framing.

‘Castletown Collage’ by Hannaleena Ahonen.  This collage has now been deconstructed into beautiful, individual pieces – each a treasure.


ECHOES Textiles | Ceramics | Print     

a collaborative exhibition from element15, Eleanor Swan, Ceramic Artist and Jocelyn Stephens, Printmaker.

Running until late September, Mon-Fri 9am-5.30pm; Sat 9am-4.30pm



ECHOES – our next exhibition in Castletown House, Co. Kildare

I have been a bit lax in sending out posts over the last two months – so sorry about that.  We have been a bit preoccupied with preparations for our next exhibition, ECHOES.  We had great intentions of posting images from our monthly studio days to show you some of the work in progress (if it survived peer evaluation!) …. but, even though hundreds of images were taken,  we didn’t get around to actually publishing them.  We might get a chance to do that over the next two weeks to give you a flavour of the work.

But now we are at the stage of collecting our invitations, posters and brochures from the printers and hoping the framers will have time to complete the last minute requests for framing!

We are delighted to invite you to the opening of ECHOES, a collaboration with Eleanor Swan, Ceramic Artist and Jocelyn Stephens, Fine Art Printmaker.  Here is our newly minted invitation, hot from the press:

If you can’t make the opening, please do call in to the Stable Courtyard at Castletown House from 10th to 22nd August 2018.  Open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day.


Invitation to exhibition at the Blue Egg Gallery

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Blue Egg Gallery,  John’s Gate Street,  Wexford

Saturday 15th August until Saturday 12th September

Textiles and ceramics are part of our daily landscape; we live with and touch them every day.  STRATA presents work in both mediums; textiles by the members of element15 and ceramics by Freda Rupp.

element15 is a collective of textile artists who work in various media.  The members of the group, which is based in the Kildare area, have collaborated together for a number of years, constantly learning and refining their techniques.  Their diverse backgrounds encompass dressmaking, architecture, ceramics, teaching and design.  This is the first time the members of the group have exhibited at the Blue Egg.  The participating exhibitors are: Rose Cronin, Catherine Domican, Catherine Dowling, Marie Dunne, Asta Gauronskyte, Kathrina Hughes, Dee Kelly, Kay McKenna, Helen McLoughlin, Eimear Molony, Colleen Prendiville, Elaine Peden, Gaye Scott Hayward, Vanessa Scott Hayward and Barbara Seery.

Freda Rupp makes work that is unglazed and intentionally non-functional. She is primarily concerned with form.  The marks on her forms are suggested by the cracks and fissures in rocks and surfaces and the debris that becomes lodged in these cracks.  She sees the marks as a record of the history of the surfaces and is interested in the patterns made by these marks, the images they suggest and the feelings and memories they evoke.

STRATA will be opened on Saturday 15 August by guest speaker Rina Whyte, independent public art co-ordinator.

The gallery opening hours are:      Tuesday to Saturday from 11.00 to 5.30pm or by appointment.