Tag Archive: creativity

Heading West at Cork Airport

  The ebb and flow of arrivals and departures at Cork Airport are echoing the beautiful seascapes by Sherkin Island artist, Jo Ashby. Her solo exhibition, ‘Heading West’ is currently showing at Cork… Continue reading

Sherkin Island’s ‘Samdradh le cheile’ exhibition

  I discovered a new word the other day via a Tweet by the wonderful Robert MacFarlane. His word of the day was “sielunmaisema” – literally meaning ‘soul-landscape’, ‘soul-scene’; a particular place that… Continue reading

An island, a community, an exhibition

Sherkin Island artists, photographers, musicians and craftworkers are preparing for the islands’ annual community exhibition. Part of West Cork Islands Festival, the exhibition ‘Samhradh Le Cheile’ (Summer Together) opens in the Community Hall… Continue reading

The Tayman goes to Sherkin Island

Jack Healy, founder of Cork-based Theatre Makers, will perform The Tayman, the Tomcat and Others at Sherkin Island Community Hall on Saturday 25th November at 8pm. An additional ferry service will run after… Continue reading

Weekly photo challenge: collage

Sherkin Island’s Community Hall has been transformed into a sensory experience of vibrant colour and sound with Tara O’Donoghue’s second annual solo show, ‘The Elephant in the Room’. Tara is a collage artist… Continue reading

Two distant views

I have been drawn out of blogging hibernation. So, with a big yawn and a stretch, I bring you a story from Sherkin Island. Two island artists, Jo Ashby and Majella O’Neill Collins,… Continue reading

Two views

Two artists from Sherkin Island will hold a joint exhibition of paintings at the Community Hall on Sherkin Island from Saturday 9th August until Saturday 22nd August. ‘Two Views’, opening at 2:30pm on… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

Travel Theme: Trees

This pastel painting was inspired by a visit to Courtmacsherry Bluebell Woods.Now that it is bluebell time of the year again, I thought I would share this picture…which, to my great surprise, has sold at a recent exhibition in… Continue reading

The nature of creativity

There is something about Sherkin Island and West Cork that attracts creative types.Is it something in the air? Or is there something else at play? We may find out soon as a survey has taken place….and you can read… Continue reading