Bealtaine Festival features The Way
Home exhibition

South Tipperary County Council Arts Service presents The Way Home, an exhibition of works drawn from The Crawford Art Gallery Collection, Cork and presented in collaboration with the County Council Arts Service in South and North Tipperary and Tipperary Libraries. The exhibition will be launched on Thursday, 16th May at 7.30pm at the County Museum in Mick Delahunty Square, Clonmel by Peter Murray, Director of the Crawford Art Gallery and Cllr. John Crosse, Cathaoirleach of South Tipperary County Council.

South Tipperary County Council Arts Service presents The Way Home, an exhibition of works drawn from The Crawford Art Gallery Collection, Cork and presented in collaboration with the County Council Arts Service in South and North Tipperary and Tipperary Libraries. The exhibition will be launched on Thursday, 16th May at 7.30pm at the County Museum in Mick Delahunty Square, Clonmel by Peter Murray, Director of the Crawford Art Gallery and Cllr. John Crosse, Cathaoirleach of South Tipperary County Council.

The title of the exhibition is taken from a painting by Daniel O’Neil and works will include landscapes, seascapes and scenes from Irish life, which resonate a theme of Irish People and Place. These works are part of The Crawford Art Gallery’s, Great Southern Art Collection. Works in the exhibition are of national significance and will appeal to a general audience, artists, students of art and history of art and anyone interested in Irish painting and heritage. Background information and educational support materials are available for school parties.

As part of the Tipperary Bealtaine Festival, Peter Jordan will lead a lecture on artworks in the exhibition at the County Museum on Wednesday, 22nd May at 6.30pm.

The Crawford Art Gallery is a national cultural institution and regional art museum for Munster. The Gallery´s permanent collection comprises over 3,000 works, ranging from 18th century Irish and European painting and sculpture through to contemporary video installations. The collection is particularly strong in Irish art of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

This exhibition has been curated as part of the Arts programmes of North and South Tipperary County Councils by its local authority arts officers and will form a central element of the Tipperary Bealtaine Festival Programme in association with Tipperary Libraries. The exhibition will be on show at the County Museum until August 24th.

Artists featured include William Crozier, Gerard Dillon, Norah McGuinness, Daniel O’Neill, Patrick Scott, Camille Souter, Fred Archer, Donald Teskey, Maurice MacGonigal, Barrie Cooke, Sylvia Cooke-Collis, Patrick Collins, Sean McCarthy, Stella Frost and Evie Hone.

To attend the launch or for more information contact Sally O’Leary, Arts Officer, South Tipperary County Council, tel.052-6134565, e-mail sally.oleary@southtippcoco.ie