Introducing Our Final Artist for 2020 Clare Hartigan

Clare Hartigan is a graduate of Limerick Art College and represented by the prestigious and internationally recognised Duke Street gallery in Dublin.  My paintings are worked in a drawn style which has come from the use of bitumen in printmaking. I love the energy of this method of painting/drawing. It is very fluid and often dictates the direction a painting takes. Jungian Philosophy seems to be consistent with the way my work has progressed over the years.  Hartigan works

Programme Launch

Next Wednesday February 19th at 8pm in the Rugby Club, Kanturk Arts Festival Programme 2020 will be launched by Bernard Moynihan MCC, chairman of Mallow-Kanturk Municipal Council. On the night there will be music and refreshments will be served. A great deal of work has gone into making this year’s festival an exciting one. Please support the festival by attending on the night. We look forward to seeing you there. Free admission.

Introducing Featured Artist No.4 Bernadette Tuite

Bernadette Tuite After many years in California where Bernadette worked as a boat captain, and her ambition to obtain an art degree Bernadette began her journey by setting up a ceramic studio in her native Co. Meath in 2011. To improve her knowledge in 2012 she obtained a place with the Pottery Skills and Design Course offered by the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland in Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny. This course qualified Bernadette

Introducing Featured Artist No. 3 Lynda Horgan

Lynda Horgan is an Irish artist, born and raised in Killarney, Co. Kerry, she studied Fine art in Limerick Institute of Technology. Since that date, she has exhibited widely, the most recent being in the Courthouse Gallery in Ennistymon, her works have been published and can be found in many private collections.    A bit about her Process  Lynda works mainly in mixed media, cold wax and oil paint.  The physical process within my practice involves

Introducing Featured Artist No. 2 Marian Sheehan Ahern

I am a mixed media artist from Cork living in Mallow for the past four years. I have a BA (Hons.) in Fine Art Printmaking and graduated in 2015 with an MA by Research through Art Practice. My work has received the Locating the Gothic Legacy Award and The Curators Choice Drawing Award. Exhibiting both nationally and internationally since 2015, my work has been included in group shows in Brazil, Japan, Germany and the USA. My

Introducing our first featured artist for 2020 Jessica Baron

Originally from Quebec, in Canada, Jessica is a contemporary visual artist based in Ballydesmond in the West of Ireland. Having painted in oils for many years, her current work depicts the unspoiledlandscapes, the contrast in light at different times, seasons and in differentweathers. Brief moments often taken just on the side of the road, captured whenthe light is just right. Bold colours and contrasts, full texture and perspective are what defines Jessica’spaintings. In

Flash Fiction 2020 Long List

Kanturk Arts Festivals’ Flash Fiction Long List 2020 So, if you’ve made it this far, congratulations – below you will find the titles only of our long list selection of 50 stories. Our judge for 2020 Breda Joy who will deliberate on the long-listed stories and decide on a shortlist of 20 stories and will have the unenviable job of deciding which of these stories will be awarded first, second and third prizes!