Annjo Carr

Annjo Carr, from Gortahork, attended the North West Institute of Further and Higher Education gaining a BTEC Diploma in General Art and Design, followed by an Honours Degree in Three Dimensional Design from the University of Ulster, Belfast and a Postgraduate Diploma in Art Education from the National College of art and Design in Dublin.

In her own work she creates collages using photography and mixed media that explores the patterns found in nature.

She has participated in group exhibitions in Ireland, France and Germany. Her work is included in the collections of the Donegal County Council and The Office of Public Works.

Seamus Kennedy

Seamus has a degree in Product Design and Design History from Staffordshire University in England. His work on paper is mainly in charcoal, depicting the sculpting of landscapes and coastal environments by water and wind. He has exhibited throughout Ireland and abroad. His sculpture involves the creation of form using light.

In 2006, he was selected in open competition by Dun Laoghaire County Council to create a temporary illuminated sculpture which resulted in ‘Saoi’, now on permanent display at Dalkey Older Persons Unit, Co. Dublin. 

Deirdre Brennan

Deirdre studied Fine Art in Letterkenny Institute of Technology where she received a diploma followed by a degree in printmaking in the National College of Art & Design in Dublin. She worked as a community artist with minority groups and conducted art workshops in the Orchard Gallery in Derry, Northern Ireland.

She is a singer and has toured and performed with her brothers and sisters with Clannad. She is a practising artist and exhibits regularly and conducts painting workshops in the locality. 

Ewan Berry

Ewan Berry is a sculptor and photographer based in Falcarragh Co. Donegal. He has worked on a wide variety of projects over the years ranging from visual art and community arts projects to visual communication and interpretive design work using digital media and three-dimensional design and modelling skills.

His sculptural work has included sculpture commissions, collaborative works with community groups, youth groups and school children and work on environmental sculpture trails such as those created by Cosan Glas over the years.

Much of Ewan’s personal work is born out of a love of the natural world. This interest comes through in his sculpture in a variety of ways, such as the exploration of organic form and structure through work in a variety of materials. These works, though most frequently essentially abstract, also seek to evoke echoes of the familiar and not so familiar biological world we inhabit. At other times the evolution of organic form in his sculpture has come about through an exploration of the possibilities of natural materials. 

Cathal McGinley

Cathal gained a degree from Sligo Institute of Technology in May 2009 and was presented with the John O’Leary Fine Art Graduate Award. As part of the award he will have the opportunity to exhibit his work in The Yeats Museum, Sligo in the autumn of 2011.

Cathals recent work has been influenced by his fascination since childhood of Origami. Many of the forms are not consciously sought at the start of construction, they simply evolve with the manipulation of the paper.

Cathal is also greatly influenced by Inishboffin, a small island off the coast of Magheraroarty where he spent most of his childhood.

Cathal has now embarked on an M.A. in Fine Art at Belfast University and hopes to incorporate study on Inishboffin to inspire new ideas.

Billy Wynter

Born Zennor, Cornwall. Lives in Penzance, Cornwall.
Studied Falmouth College Of Art, Foundation, 1981 to 1982
Middlesex Polytechnic, Degree Fine Art, 1982 to 1985
Studied painting and worked as a painter, based in Penzance and exhibiting locally and nationally.

From the early nineties became involved with community art projects through the cornwall based Kneehigh Theatre. Particularly in the making of large processional images for street festivals. Shifted over from a general emphasis on two dimensional work to three dimensional.

In the last ten years has built three camera obscuras situated in cornwall, has been working on sound installation work and building kinetic sculptures to use and explore the movement of wind through and over landscape.

Mickey McFadden

Mickey graduated from the University of Ulster, Belfast, in 2000 with a degree in Fine Art. His work is influenced by the landscape and the people of his locality which deals with the present and the past reflecting on traditions and customs.

He works with natural materials such as hessian, wood, stone and sand. Many of his sculptures are cast in the soft sand at the shore or in the mud of the boglands. He is also interested in photography, painting and video installation. 

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