I’m very excited to have been awarded an art residency in 2015, as part of the Cill Rialaig Project, in Ballinskelligs, co. Kerry, Ireland. I’ll spend a few weeks painting, exploring the landscape, the sky and the ocean on the Irish coast.
The Cill Rialaig Project is the brain child of Noelle Campbell Sharpe, past owner and editor of the IT Magazine. In addition to the work she does with the Cill Rialaig Project, she runs the Origin Gallery in Dublin.
The Cill Rialaig Arts Centre describes the origins of the project as “in 1991, the Cill Rialaig Project began the rescue and restoration of a small pre-famine village on Bolus Head at the very end of the Iveragh Peninsula, thus creating an artists retreat that has attracted over the years over 3,000 artists from Ireland and the world.”