Visual Arts in County Wicklow
Lying south of Dublin on the east coast of Ireland in the province of Leinster, County Wicklow (Cill Mhantáin) has a population of 114,676 and is named after the town of Wicklow, although its largest centre is now Bray. County Wicklow is known as 'the last county' from the fact it was the last one in Ireland to be formed, in 1605.
Famous Irish artists born in, or associated with, Wicklow include: George Campbell, (Still Life and Landscape Artist); Lilian Lucy Davidson, (Landscape, Portrait and Genre Painter); Richard Kingston, (Landscape, Still Life and Flower Painter); Brian Maguire, (Expressionist Painter); Rasher (Mark Kavanagh) (Contemporary Figurative and Still Life Painter); Camille Souter, (Landscape Artist); Michael Cullen, (Modern Artist); Damien Flood, (Contemporary Pop Artist); Brian Henderson, (Contemporary Abstract Artist); John Jobson, (Painter and Sculptor); Cecil King, (Abstract Artist); Eoin O'Connor, (Contemporary Abstract Painter); Laurence O'Toole, (Contemporary Figurative Painter, Landscape Artist); Stanley Pettigrew, (Landscape Artist and Illustrator); Yann Renard-Goulet, (Sculptor); Liam Treacy, (Impressionist Style Still Life and Landscape Painter); Mabel Young, (Landscape Artist).
Wicklow Art Galleries
Venues and galleries in County wicklow offering quality Irish painting and Irish sculpture, include: The Wicklow Art Gallery, Arklow Visual Arts Centre, Arklow (0402-33575); Arklow Fine Art Gallery (040-239-080); Cherrylane Fine Arts, Killincarrig (01-287-5565); Tinahely Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely (0402-38529); Signal Arts Centre, Bray (01-276-2039); Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray (01-272-4030); Brockagh Resource Centre (0404-45611); Aisling Gallery, Wicklow Town (01-281-9112); Downshire House Gallery, Blessington (045-865199); O'Sullivan Bewick Galleries, Enniskerry Village (01-286-2065); River Gallery, Aughrim (0402-36878); The Gallery, Greystones (01-201-7269); Irish School of Landscape Painting, RiverRun Studio, Ashford (0404-42884).
The county is home to several annual festivals of culture, including:
Wicklow Arts Festival
Dunlavin Arts Festival
Greystones Arts Festival
Bray Jazz Festival
Siamsa an tSamhraidh, Greystones
Duchas Heritage Week
County Arts Projects
Wicklow Arts Office organizes a wide variety of art exhibitions, educational, outreach and community arts activities. Here are two examples of specific cultural projects. (For an innovative approach to online Irish art, please see: Artlinks.)
Sculpture in Woodland Education and
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