The Possibilities of Place - VISUAL

VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art &
The George Bernard Shaw Theatre

The Possibilities of Place

The Nine Stones Artists

02 Jul - 16 Oct 2016 |

Remco De Fou, Annabel Konig, Rachel Joynt, Gwen Wilkinson, Michelle Byrne, Anthony Lyttle, Martin Lyttle, Cathy Fitzgerald and Jules Michael.

The Nine Stones Artists was formed in 2004. Its members are professional artists who live and work in the foothills of the Blackstairs Mountains in South County Carlow. The process of making a life in the country is not to be underestimated. Out here in the depths of the countryside, solitude can be had, but of course you are far from shut off. There is busyness all around, in the warp and weave of rural work and living, and connectivity through on-line networks and the internet. And, up the road, your neighbours and fellow artists, who you can turn to, to borrow tools or seek out critical advice and at least share the
challenges that confront the lives of contemporary artists.

The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue and text by Cliodhna Shaffrey, entitled the Possibilities of Place

Associated Events and Activities

Gallery Talk

Sat 9th July, 3.30pm, Free

Carlow: Place Connectivity and Artmaking - panel discussion

Book through Box Office 059 9172400

Demonstrations in stone carving with Michelle Byrne and Martin Lyttle

Sat 13th August, 10am- 4.30pm, €40, inc. artists lunch.

Join us for an absorbing introduction to the challenges of working with stone – meeting at Rathanna Cross, Carlow

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Watch Annabel Konig of Nine Stones Artists talk about their work