Lynn Kirkham To Exhibit At Blackwater Valley Arts Gallery
Renowned Artist and Sculptor Lynn Kirkham has announced details of her upcoming exhibition ‘Myself & Other Animals’ which is set to take place at The Blackwater Valley Makers Gallery in Fermoy from July 9th until August 31st.
The exhibition includes some unique animal inspired works with each piece carefully handmade from nature and then moulded to preserve the work and the detailing is truly remarkable and well worth a visit.
Suzanne O’Sullivan, Events Coordinator, Blackwater Valley Makers Gallery commented “We are delighted to have the opportunity to exhibit Lynn’s work here at Blackwater Valley Makers Gallery. There is huge interest and excitement in the local arts community to see Lynn’s latest work. The wider community of Fermoy and its hinterlands, many with just a passing interest in art, know Lynn’s work well and we are sure it will create a stir of attraction. If it inspires people to embrace their own creative side as a result, that would be a fantastic gift from Lynn to the area.”
Lynn Kirkham is a Master Basketmaker, Multi-Media Artist and Sculptor. Working mainly to commission, her Public Sculptures have become popular landmark pieces. No stranger to the area her work is very well known by the public locally and visitors alike. In fact, many of you will be familiar with her work ‘Bo Bainne’ in Fermoy which was commissioned by Teagasc for Moorepark Research Centre in 2015. Many families have enjoyed great excitement, as youngsters spotted ‘Bo Bainne’ in all its glory, as they made a pitstop for fuel or a bite to eat over the years. Needless to say, the five cow sculpture has most certainly startled many a tired driver too! So come along and support Lynn’s exhibition over the coming weeks, you won’t be disappointed.
Originally from Lancashire in the UK, for over 27 years Lynn Kirkham has resided at The Greenmantle in the Devil’s Bit mountains above Templemore, County Tipperary. At The Greenmantle, Lynn grows her own food and creative materials in a permaculture garden, tends to her many animals and enjoys a simple, peaceful, wholesome lifestyle.
To find out more about Lynn Kirkham’s work and upcoming exhibitions visit www.lynnkirkham.net.