The John Cullinan exhibition of paintings at the Old Market House Arts Centre is a welcome attraction until the end of July in Dungarvan. I like his big, bold, confident brush work, the sweep of his curves, the drama in wedges and geometric patterns of coastline and harbour. However, his still life work and architectural buildings have a sharpness that puzzles me. His Secret Garden is like a church or greenhouse where plants seem to be a congregation of bowed heads. Wintertime is a desolate reminder where the brushstrokes seem to catch the wind. His three Rosehip pieces are a joy and you will love his Hook Lighthouse.
Elsewhere in the gallery you can enjoy Rachel Smith’s work for children especially the balancing act of green hills, an orange elephant, yellow/blue giraffe, green cat and blue umbrella.
Upstairs in Seomra de Paor there are some beautiful photographs by David Clynch (Dungarvan Harbour) and a lively photo study Reeds in Mist by Will McGoldrick and Claire Bourke has a gem of squid or octopus drying in the sun.