There are forty pieces on exhibition at the Coastguard Station Tramore, as part of Ger Kennedy’s fine life-art workshops and they succeed by bringing diverse artists together for much needed support and encouragement. The setting was dramatic as I was buffeted by the strong winds and the water in the bay was churning into a mass of off-white foam in the pale winter sun.

I was much taken by the work of John Gallagher especially his small ‘Venus’ and some ‘Sleeping’ and ‘Seated Female Nudes’. Patsy Connolly impressed with the skill in her free-flowing lines in sets of ‘Female Nudes’ and ‘One Male Nude’ Laura Crotty caught my attention with a pregnant study, ‘Mother Nature’ and ‘Bridget’.

John Cullinan has a fine’Godess’ and ‘Female Nude 25’. Sile Walsh’s work stood out with three ‘Untitled’ pieces.


The show runs until 21st December but is not open Saturdays.