THE PRESENTATION took place at the Cumann na Daoine premises in Catherine Street on Wednesday 3rd October 2012. The members generously make a donation to local charities in lieu of cheese and wine at the opening night and this year’s charity is the local Meals on Wheels organisation. Youghal Art Group meet on the first Wednesday of the month and new members are always welcome.
Youghal Art Group were delighted with the successful exhibition at the Methodist Church Hall in Friar street. This year the group celebrated eighteen years in existence. The exhibition was open to the public from the 3rd August to the 12th August and featured paintings across various genres and different mediums by the artists
Instead of having the usual cheese and wine reception at the opening the group make a donation to a local charity. The Group meet on 1st Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm at Cuman na Daoine and new members are very welcome to join us. Contact Marina for further details: 024 93376 or 0877670413
YOUGHAL ART GROUP celebrates eighteen years in existence with its forthcoming art exhibition at the Methodist Church Hall, Friar Street,Youghal. The Exhibition will open on Friday 3rd August at 7.30pm and open daily from 12 noon to 7.30pm till Sunday 12th August.
Youghal Art Group spokeswoman Marina O’Loughlin said that the group are “Looking forward to celebrating their 18th Birthday at this year’s exhibition, which will be officially opened by Marcella Reardon, (Artist and Fashion Stylist) and Jimmy Flanagan, Chairman of the Youghal4all group. Paintings across various genres with different mediums will be featured.”
Admission is free and,instead of having wine at the opening we make a donation to a local charity.
The Group meet on 1st Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm at Cuman na Daoine and new members are very welcome to join us. At present we have 10 members, 5 women and 5 men.
Contact Marina for further details: 024 93376 or 0877670413
On Thursday April 12th, at 7pm in Youghal Library, Thomas W Brennan will make a short presentation dealing with perspective and colour in painting. The talk will focus on artists materials, a basic understanding of their structure and the pigments of the old masters. This talk is the latest in a series of free events in our local library to which the participants generously give their time.
Thomas W Brennan studied at the old Crawford School of Art in Emmet Place, Cork and during his time there he specialised in drawing and painting from life, pictorial design and composition and drawing from antique. Whilst studying there he was responsible for resurrecting the idea of drawing from the human skeleton, which had been abandoned. Thomas had to rebuild the skeleton after spending some time locating it and retrieving parts of it from a number of old dusty cupboards!
Tom’s work falls between the Classical and the Romantic movement, blending them together.
As said by local artist Cormac Mehegan “Brennan’s work would comfortably slot between Constable and Turner in style and ability”
Youghal resident Tilly McCarthy was honoured to be invited recently to Collins Barracks, Cork for the unveiling of a commissioned portrait of Comdt. Thomas Kent. Tilly McCarthy originally a native of Fermoy, Co. Cork being related to Thomas Kent of Castlelyons was one of a group of relatives and Irish army dignitaries who gathered for this event. The painting by artist Conor Walton was unveiled by Brigadier General Paul Pakenham on February 1st 2012 at Collins Barracks, Cork.
Thomas Kent (1865-1916) an Irish nationalist was tried by court martial on the charge of armed rebellion, he was sentenced to death and executed by firing squad in Cork on 9 May 1916. Thomas Kent was the only person outside of Dublin to be executed for his role in the events of Easter Week. He is buried in the grounds of Cork Prison. In 1966 the railway station in Cork was renamed Kent Station in his honour.
Photos by Gerard McCarthy
ART AND CULTURE VENUES open their doors in Youghal on Friday night, Sept. 23th 2011. Drama, behind-the-scenes tours, and music performances are all part of the fare on offer. The night is one of the highlights of Youghal’s cultural calendar and will give people the opportunity to explore venues and facilities at night and for free!
A Plein air paint out in Youghal Co.Cork,on September 11th 2011 where the South West gang brave the elements. Click on the video below.
Plein air is a term derived from the French phrase en plein air, which literally means ‘in the open air’. It’s a familiar concept today, but in the late 1800s when the Impressionists ventured out of their studios into nature to investigate and capture the effects of sunlight and different times of days on a subject, it was quite revolutionary.
Official opening of the end of year exhibition on Tuesday 22nd June 2010, 7-9pm in Jack O Patsy, Friar Street, Youghal
On Tuesday the 22nd of June the FETAC 5 Art Craft and Design class of 08 to 10 will Launch an Art Craft & Design Exhibition in the Jack O Patsy Premises, Friar st Youghal. The exhibition will run on 22nd, 23rd and 24th of June.
This is the culmination of two years work for the students and all will have some of their artworks on display. The artworks will cover a wide range of materials with the students exhibiting paintings, ceramics, drawings, photos and printmaking/batik pieces.
For the students this was a long journey that started on Tuesday the 30th September 2008 when a group of students entered the East Cork Further Education Center in Youghal. They were all there to take part in the FETAC level 5 course in Arts Craft and Design.
What made this group of students a little bit different then the normal student is that the age of this group ranged from 25 upwards. Despite the age, it was like the first day in school for many of the class.
The course funded under the Back to Education Initiative, was suitable for those who wanted to prepare a portfolio for application to third level art courses or for those who wished to develop their talents in a wide range of visual and artistic skills.
The course subjects covered many facets of artwork from drawing, ceramics, painting, printmaking, design, photography and communications. This course would run for two years, three mornings a week. Patricia Burns the course coordinator welcome the class to the school and before they knew what was happening had them sketching, painting and drawing.
This was to be the normal for the next two years as the students moved from one subject to the next, exploring the world of Art Craft and Design along the way. Some of the students had painted or been involved in one way or another in the subject matter but for most it was all new.
There’s nothing like sitting in front of a large clean blank canvas and being told paint something, It is a daunting task but after the first brush stroke the fear melts away as you become lost in a world of colour, shade, style and before you know it its time to clean up and go home.
Many of the students spent a lot of their own time at home, outside of the normal study hours finishing paintings, ironing batiks, sketching a ceramic piece for the kiln the next day, such was the enthusiasm and enjoyment involved.
Throughout the two year course these students went to galleries, went on field trips to photograph, paint and explore our natural world and then try to capture those moments on canvas in clay or on film. Like many things the course came to an end but not before many of the students had discovered a new talent or a better understanding of Arts, Crafts and design.
Some of the students have already applied to third level courses in colleges in our area, others have found a new way to spend their leisure time, and all of the students who finished the course were agreed on one thing. It was an amazing experience, surrounded by great teachers, students who became good friends and those who all shared a common love for Art Craft and Design.
So if you’re in town why not pop in to the Jack O Patsy on Friar St Youghal to support these local artists on this exhibition of work.