Unique tapestry exhibition at the Clare Museum

Unique tapestry exhibition at the Clare Museum



Ennis-based tapestry artist Ania Afshar will exhibit a selection of her hand-made tapestries at the Clare Museum from October 2nd to 14th.

Born in Poland, Ania Afshar began her apprenticeship in printing tapestries at the while studying at the university. Each unique piece that she creates is printed by hand using an age old process of carved wood blocks and ink.

In talking about her work, Ania says, “For me the work of making tapestries is an act of worship. Every design represents an allegory with a long-standing historical significance. The process of creation, the harmony and rhythms of world, and respect for nature and social diversity are all ubiquitous. The process of culling the raw materials from the earth and mixing them together represents the natural elements coming together, bringing the artist closer to god by imitating the original creation’.”

The artist will hold a free printing demonstration at Clare Museum on Saturday 7 October at 2.30 p.m.  For more see www.aruscraft.com.



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.