Sherkin – Island of the Arts

by Sue Cahalane on June 11, 2017

Sherkin Gathering  –  part of the West Cork Islands Festival 2017.

Come visit Sherkin , the Island of the Arts, on the  weekend of 17th and 18th June for an assault on your senses…………………..the breathtaking scenery we appreciate all year round will be enhanced by an eclectic exhibition of art in the community hall, open 12.30 -5.30 each day. There will also be the added bonus of being able to visit 5 artists’ studios on the island and to talk to the artists and see them at work.Sherkin Island Gathering Festival June 17th and 18th

On Sunday there will be social dancing in the Islanders Rest at 2.30pm, and workshops on Haiku poetry and photography in the community hall.

When you’ve done all that there’ll be time for refreshments at the North Shore, or the Jolly Roger or The Islander’s Rest, take your pick! So come visit Sherkin for ‘The Gathering’ and take advantage of reduced ferry fares for this weekend.

Maps to help you navigate the island will be available on the ferry and at the community hall.

Island of the Arts showcases talent

by Aisling Moran on May 22, 2017

Island of the Arts  –  Sherkin Island is home to over 30 working artists. Each year the artists welcome the public to view their work inspired by their unique homeland. Island artists have for years been creating work drawing from the people and the landscapes that make up this southerly Island along the Wild Atlantic Way.

On 17th June the  island transforms the Community Centre into a wonder world of craft, sculptures and paintings depicting the year round happenings of Sherkin.

Sherkin Island Gathering Festival June 17th and 18th The Gathering is a two day event packed with exhibitions, opens studios, self guided walks, dancing and workshops. On Sunday guests will be treated to islander-run workshops  in photography, knitting and poetry.  Robbie Murphy ,reknowned for capturing the  beauty West Cork Islands   ,will give one of the photography workshops.

This years exhibition curated by Mona O’Driscoll will be opened on Saturday 17th June at 2.30p.m by Ann Davoren, Director of the West Cork Arts Centre .

 

 

 

 

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