LEONARDO 500 in Ballinasloe

East Galway artists pay homage to the Italian Renaissance genius

A detail from 'Tears come from the heart not the brain #2' by Fiona Ormsby.

A detail from 'Tears come from the heart not the brain #2' by Fiona Ormsby.

THIS YEAR marks the quincentenary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, and a new exhibition will feature writing, paintings, photography, textiles, ceramics, and sculpture inspired by his work.

LEONARDO 500 opens in the the Church Gallery, Ballinasloe Library, on Tuesday October 15 at 6pm. Work on display will be by the Ballinasloe-based artist collective Group 8, which is marking its 10th anniversary this year. The exhibition will be opened by the writer and art curator Margaret Hickey.

Group 8 is a non-profit, professional, arts group whose aim is to foster awareness, imagination and co-operative learning between the artist and the community. Its members are Joyce Little (visual and multimedia artist ), Tommy Campbell (sculptor and woodturner ), visual artists Lily Kelly, Grellan Ganly, Úna Spain, writers Nuala O’Connor and Zara Little-Campbell, John Soden (painter ), Walter Coughlan (ceramicist ), and Fiona Ormsby (textile designer ).

All are welcome to the launch. Refreshments will be served. See thegroup8.blogspot.com

 

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