Archive for the ‘Art & Literature’ Category

Michael Fewer on the Atlantic Fringe

Michael Fewer, a well-known Waterford author and travel writer, has just launched a book on his travels, titled ‘Europe’s Atlantic Fringe – Exploring the West Coasts of Portugal, Spain and Ireland’. Michael, who hails from just outside Waterford city, is the narrative of his exploration of the west coasts of the three aforementioned countries, describing the [...]

Dusk Chorus Celebration at City’s Central Library

Deputy Mayor, Cllr Eddie Mulligan opened the event. He's pictured with Mary Foley and Debbie Johnston (Central Library).
successful choral evening took place in Central Library on Wednesday last, May 31st to mark the end of the Bealtaine Festival. This night of drama, song, wine and cheese hosted by the Europe Direct Information Centre, was a chance for all to come and celebrate the end of the Festival’s programme of events in Waterford [...]

WCFE hosts Art & Photo Exhibit

WCFE art students pictured at the end of year Art and Photography Exhibition on Tuesday last.
By Courtney Oliver. aterford College of Further Education (WCFE) held its Art & Design and Photography Graduate Exhibition on Tuesday last, May 23rd, featuring work from students studying Art & Design, Photographic Studies and the Advanced Certificate in Photography. “It has been a most successful year and our students have as always produced truly beautiful work,” said [...]

Nuala Carey to launch ‘A Better Place’ exhibit

Local artist Barry Edwards, whose paintings will be showcased in a solo exhibition entitled “A Better Place”, at University Hospital Waterford (UHW).  The exhibition will be launched by RTE presenter Nuala Carey this Friday at 5pm.
TE presenter Nuala Carey will officially launch local artist Barry Edwards’ exhibition. ‘A Better Place’ at University Hospital Waterford (UHW) this Friday, June 2nd at 5pm. This annual exhibition, curated by Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) and this year sponsored by Permanent TSB, aims to use original artworks to make UHW a better place for all. [...]

A new chapter at Carrickphierish!

Carrickphierish Library opened its doors for the first time on Wednesday, May 10th and the excitement was palpable, with the public anxious to see the new state of the art library and what it had to offer. First through the door and eager to get his hands on the wide selection of books and other [...]

Nature’s Whispers book launch

Nature’s Whispers is a book of photographs and poetry by Kate Quinn created through Waterford Healing Arts Trust’s arts programme in the Dialysis Unit of University Hospital Waterford. Nature’s Whispers will be launched by Dr Sean Leavey at 3pm on Saturday 17th December in Central Library, Lady Lane, Waterford. Kate Quinn’s photographs and poetry are [...]

Copper Coast Woodcrafts joins Homecrafts Market

Gary Cowman, Copper Coast Woodcrafts
Copper Coast Woodcrafts, a new timber and copper craft company based in Tramore, will showcase their handmade timber and copper products at the annual Waterford Homecrafts Christmas Craft Fair, from 25th November to 23rd December. Copper Coast Woodcrafts hand make a wide selection of traditional products with a unique modern twist including families of miniature [...]

Nude in SOMA

Artist Jonathon Frisby will facilitate Life Drawing classes at SOMA
SOMA Contemporary Gallery on Lombard Street has announced new Life Drawing classes by Jonathan Frisby at 7pm on 23rd and 30th November. Frisby has recently returned to Waterford from Florence, Italy where he studied full time at the Florence Academy of Art. Prior to that Jonathan attended Waterford Institute of Technology where he graduated [...]

Opening the lid on Dis-ability

One of the puppets on display.
Dis-ability … This – Ability, an exhibition of the creative work of the Irish Wheelchair Association’s (IWA) Dungarvan Resource Centre, opened at Tramore Coastguard Cultural Centre last weekend. Although they all live with disability or chronic illness, the group – with artist and writer Corina Duyn- would like to bring the focus away from ‘dis’, and [...]

Concerns over Ballybricken Mural

Stunning art work by Dermot McConaghy (ArtDMC) on Tramore's Main Street. Concern has been expressed for a mural set to be created in Ballybricken as part of the Waterford Walls Festival.
oncerns have been expressed over a mural planned for Ballybricken as part of the Waterford Walls project. Cllr John Cummins (FG) believes there’s a prospect that the mural in question could be viewed as “offensive” by some people. He raised his concerns at the July Metropolitan District meeting of Waterford City & County Council where he asked [...]