Creative Diversity

Creative diversity

As part of this year’s West Cork Islands Festival, residents and holiday home owners of Sherkin Island are a planning an exhibition on 13th -14th June to showcase the wonderful creative talent on the island.

‘Creative Diversity’ opens in the Community Hall on Sherkin Island at 2:30pm on Saturday 13th June. Curated by Sherkin Island painter, Jo Ashby, the exhibition will include a wide variety of arts and crafts by local people, including drawings, paintings, sculpture, photography, basket-weaving, textiles, jewellery and much more.

This is a fantastic opportunity for people to view the creative talent on Sherkin Island and to see how the unique landscape of the island influences artists and inspires people of all ages and backgrounds to create.

A regular ferry service (with reduced price 12 o’clock sailing) runs from Baltimore,  and as the Community Hall is just a ten minute walk from the pier,  we are hoping that visitors will make a day of it and enjoy a stroll along the island’s lovely lanes and check out Sherkin Island’s  unspoilt beaches.

The majority of the work exhibited will be available for sale and the exhibition runs until 4:30pm on Sunday 14th June.

In addition to the Creative Diversity exhibition, there will be a photographic exhibition and the island’s many artists are opening their studios for the weekend.

So fellow bloggers (particularly those close to home) pack a picnic and set sail for the island. I will have two pieces in the exhibition – a pastel and a felt picture – and will be on duty covering the exhibition at some stage over the weekend (most probably Saturday) and it would be lovely to say hello to some WP friends.

My next series of posts will profile a few of the exhibitors as a way of showing their work so that those of you who can’t make the trip, will at least see some of the work on show.