The Old Market House Arts Centre, Lower Main Street, Dungarvan is currently showing ‘The Midnight Court’ by Pauline Bewick.
This visual translation of Brian Merriman’s poem, also known as ‘Cúirt an Mheáin Oíche’ deals with the folklore of 18th century rural Irish life. It was created as a limited edition print run of 250 presentation sets of 11 signed and numbered prints. In addition, one unique framed set of the Artists Proof was commissioned and this series was acquired by the then Arts Office of Waterford County Council in 2007. These works are a significant addition to the Waterford Art Collection and are on public show in the Arts Centre into the Spring of 2023. Pauline Bewick was one of Ireland’s most acclaimed and prolific artists who died last year at the age of 86.
Also showing is ‘Market 23’ by various artists based in the county, including works by David Minehan, Felix Faulkener, Ed Hawan and Rodney Cairns, plus works from Waterford Designers and Makers, Eileen Singleton, Adele Stanley, Kathleen Dobbyn and Áine Ryan.
Owing to popular demand, the stunning ‘Icons’ by Annie Shaw will remain on show until the end of February. Iconographer Annie has over thirty years experience in this artform and has worked extensively abroad but has been based in Dungarvan for the past two years.
The Old Market House Arts Centre (058 48944) current opening hours are Wednesday to Friday from 11am to 5pm (lunch 1.30pm to 2.30pm) and Saturdays from 1pm to 5pm.
Admission is free and all are most welcome.
Image from The Midnight Court series.
‘The Punishment Set by the Queen of Craglee – Pauline Bewick (2007)
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