Kilbaha Gallery goes global

Kilbaha Gallery goes global

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Photo: John Kelly

Three years on from having first established the ‘Kilbaha Gallery’, Ailish Connolly and Liz Greehy have now taken their enterprise global with the announcement of their new e-commerce website ‘www.kilbahagallery.com.’

Their Kilbaha based Gallery & Shop, on the Loop Head peninsula, is the epitome of local, from the designing, building and stocking of it; from employing locally to the Irish contemporary artists that they showcase.  Their focus has always been on quality, Irish offerings and on sustainability within their community.

Now the entrepreneurial duo have taken this model a step farther, by engaging Ennis based company ‘Acton Web’ to build them a global marketplace on which to showcase the best of Irish Contemporary Art.

Their resident artists include some of Ireland’s foremost names such as leading figurative sculptor Seamus Connolly, outstanding fine art figurative & still life artists Adam Pomeroy & Vincent Killowry, pen & Ink artist Ruth Wood, well known mixed media artist and educator Carmel Madigan, landscape artist Mark Eldred and the acclaimed contemporary artist, Padraig McCaul, to name but a few.

Photo: John Kelly

They enlisted well known, award-winning, Clare photographer John Kelly to provide them with artistic cover shots for their new website, and these work in tandem with product photography provided by, one of their own team, Cappagh native, Rosie Prendiville.

“We’ve worked on this for many months now and we are so excited to be bringing some of Ireland’s most well known contemporary artists to a much wider audience using this beautiful new website. We hope it helps to project around the world just how incredibly talented Irish contemporary artists are and that they firmly deserve their place on the global art scene,” said Liz and Ailish.

The Gallery’s resident artists are:

Seamus Connolly (Bronze Sculptor)

Carmel Madigan (Mixed Media Artist, Tutor and Author),

Adam Pomeroy (Artist),

Krys Pomeroy (Artist),

Ruth Wood (Artist),

Vincent Killowry (Artist),

Mark Eldred (Artist)

Eadaoin Harding Kemp (Artist)

Clodagh Redden – (Artist, Ceramicist and Bronze Sculptor)

Padraig McCaul – (Artist)

Kim Thittichai – (Textile Artist, Tutor and Author)

Staci Swider – (Mixed Media Artist)

Ian Carty – Ceramacist

 

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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.

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