New exhibition launched at South Tipperary Arts Centre

South Tipperary Arts Centre

The South Tipperary Arts Centre in Nelson Street, Clonmel is hosting a new exhibition

For anyone suffering from cultural withdrawal symptoms now that Clonmel Junction Arts Festival is over for another year, fear not. 

South Tipperary Arts Centre in Nelson Street, Clonmel has opened its summer exhibition ‘Proscenium’, which continues until August 17.

An exhibition of paintings by Helena Gorey and Raku Tea Bowls by Rob Pearson, ‘Proscenium’ was originally shown at the Ashford Gallery, R.H.A. in March.

Helena Gorey studied Fine Art at Limerick School of Art and Design and lives and works in rural Kilkenny.

She has exhibited extensively and her work is represented in many private and public collections including The Irish Museum of Modern Art, The Office of Public Works, The Arts Council, The Butler Gallery and the National Self Portrait Collection.

Robert Pearson developed an interest in ceramics after seeing a Mick Casson exhibition at his workshop in Wobage Farm in the 1980s.

Moving to Builth Wells, Powys, he set up his own pottery and started producing tableware.  When he moved to Ireland in 2010 he returned to ceramics, but this time using different clays and techniques.

Today he makes tea bowls (Chawan), using the Japanese Wabi-Sabi aesthetic.