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WOMANKIND is an advertising-free magazine, published in Tasmania Australia, it is available worldwide in print form and digitally on subscription. It offers a “signature mix of reporting and commentary on culture, creativity, philosophy, nature, and ways to live a more fulfilling life”. WOMANKIND runs regular competitions throughout the year and in the current issue, Feb-Apr 2021, my batik Late Afternoon Gortin Woods is a finalist in the Art and Illustration Award II.

Two of my prints, Another Blue Day XX and Window Box, are included in Solomon Fine Art’s Spring Group Show. The gallery also has a good selection of work by all the artists who exhibit with them, including this screen print of a Galway Hooker entitled Plain Sailing.

My screenprint Window Box is featured in Art: What lies beneath, in todays Sunday Independent. Written by Niall Mac Monagle, the weekly series features an artwork plus an interview with the creator of the piece. Window Box is one of the prints and batiks in my solo exhibition in The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre, Naul, Co Dublin until 31 January 2021. Due to Covid-19 restrictions the gallery is closed at present, but all the work is on line.

My solo exhibition New House/New Home is up and running on line, in The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre, Naul, Co. Dublin. Depending on Covid-19 restrictions, it may be possible to view the show by appointment. Contact the gallery for up-to-date information. There are both batiks and screen prints in the exhibition, which was inspired by my new home and the area to which I moved a few years ago. City Trees, the batik on the invitation is a memory of a walk in Fairview Park.

Wishing everyone a safe, peaceful and happy Christmas

Based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Remarque Printmaking Workshop hosts an international open submission exhibition every year. There were over 600 submissions this year, from which 36 were chosen for the show. My screenprint Another Blue Day II was one of the pieces chosen.

Realising that some of the work submitted to the 111 Mini Print Internacional Cantabria by a number of international artists, had not arrived due to delivery problems caused by Covid-19, the organisers decided to exhibit every print, rather than a selection made by the jury. In order to be fair, they will wait until all the prints have arrived and then choose the prizewinners. Meanwhile the show is on display and will continue until December 2020. As new pieces arrive they will be added to the exhibition. Lilac Lake is one of the screen prints I submitted.

 

 

More and more exhibitions, postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, are now taking place.The 40th Miniprint of Cadaqués is now on in the Taller Galleria Fort and will continue until September 30th 2020. Over 40 countries are represented in the show, my screenprint “Reeds” is one of the works on display.

I am a participant in the on-line print exhibition “On Paper 2020“. My piece in the show, “Another Blue Day XXXIV”,  is a hand finished screenprint on Fabriano paper.   The title comes from a line in the first verse of the poem “Today” by Thomas Carlyle:         So here hath been dawning   Another blue Day:  Think wilt thou let it   Slip useless away.  

 

The website MAKING  recently asked me to write a piece for them about someone I had known since the early days of my career. Blanaid Reddin, who passed away towards the end of 2019 at the age of 90, left a low key but far reaching legacy. Read Blanaid Reddin Remembered on www.making.ie

MAKING celebrates “Irish craft in stories,events,images and archive” and is a mine of information for anyone interested in beautiful, handmade, Irish objects.

Stay well and safe in these difficult days.

The Coronavirus pandemic has forced the closure of all but the most essential shops and retail outlets. Cinemas, theatres and art galleries are also closed. The Solomon Gallery, Dublin, has just opened it’s regular Spring exhibition on line, showing over 50 works from both gallery and invited artists. Two of my screenprints, “Sunlight and Shadow” and “In the Woods”  are part of the exhibition ,which runs until 25th April 2020