Island of the arts


The weekend has come and gone so it’s time to report back on the Creative Diversity Exhibition on Sherkin Island. The sunshine was a real bonus and the ferry was full to capacity as it made its way across Baltimore Harbour. The Community Hall was buzzing and looked truly beautiful thanks to the creative eye of artist and curator,Jo Ashby, who added a sense of place and theatre with well-placed nautical props (as above and below).

Exhibits ranged from paintings, sculptures and written materials to hand-knitted items, textiles, jewellery, photography and basketry, all created by young and old on the island. Several artists also opened their studios so it was a lovely opportunity to see them in their working environments.

I’ll be back with more details of some of the exhibitors because I would love to share their work with you.

Nautical props

When leaving the island it was hard not to notice this beauty moored a little off-shore, with its on-board helicopter ready to take flight. As the ferry made its way past, there was much speculation as to who might be on board. Perhaps a famous A-lister who had heard about a tiny creative island off the south west coast of Ireland? Rumours of George Clooney abounded… almost enough to make me dive overboard… 🙂

Super yacht