Inis Artists Exhibition at Scarriff Library

Inis Artists Exhibition at Scarriff Library


County Clare based Inis Artists will present an exhibition of works at Scarriff Library Gallery beginning today and running April 29th.

Formed in 2003 and comprising artists who originally were members of the Clare Association of Artists & Craft workers, Inis Artists promotes the work of its members to a wider audience by hosting exhibitions.

Since 2003, the Inis Artists have exhibited together in numerous venues around the county and country. They hold up to 14 exhibitions a year and estimate that they have held up to 150 exhibitions in total since their founding. Previous exhibitions venues have included the Adare Heritage Centre, Tides Gallery, Lahinch, The Riches of Clare Museum and glór Ennis.

The current exhibition at the Scarriff Gallery represents an eclectic range of the group’s artistic styles and themes. The collection depicts Alan Shoosmith’s love of nature illustrated by his watercolour and ink drawings; Margaret Ray’s bold and colourful acrylic paintings celebrate new beginnings and growth; Inge Bergmann’s love of pattern and colour explored within an abstract and realism style.

Within Tomás O’Maoldomhnaigh’s paintings a magical exploration of our Celtic past can be seen. Fionnuala O’Connell’s semi abstract acrylic paintings are inspired by summers spent in West Clare, while Tom Daly’s landscapes are colourfully rich, impressionistic and vibrant.

For further info please visit or contact Tomás O’Maoldomhnaigh (PRO) on 065- 6840801.

The exhibition will run from Monday 3rd April to Saturday 29th April.

Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.