Working Artist Studios

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Poetry reading and dual book launch with Eileen Sheehan and John W Sexton 7.00pm Fri 7th Dec 2018

As you may know by now, Working Artist Studios (WAS) the by now highly-regarded, much loved and well-known art centre in Skibbereen, Co.Cork, run by artists for artists & art lovers since 2001, combining studios and a gallery space and in “Outer Space,” a cosy venue for poetry & music evenings, a film club and art happenings, lectures and discussions has been obliged to seek new headquarters. We would like to thank Mary Russell for all her support over the years and also all of you, who supported, attended, exhibited, performed and visited WAS.

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   Life’s rich pageant continues to unfurl and we are still active and involved, seeking new premises and organising pop-up events such as in this year’s Skibbereen Arts Festival in which, as usual, we played an important part.

   To celebrate both the Skibbereen Are Festival and 2018 Bliain na Gaeilge, we organised a Pop-Up Gaeltacht and hosted several leading Irish language poets and musicians, including Louis de Paor, Aifric MacAodha, Simon Ó Faoláin, Pádraig Jack agus Paul Ó Colmáin.

   In The Riverside café, Marie Cullen showed an exhibition of new and experimental work, Sléibhte Shacráilte: Sacred Mountains.

The Oldest, Established, Floating Art Centre in West Cork presents: poets, Eileen Sheehan & John W Sexton in Ma Murphy’s, Bantry, Friday night 7th Dec.2018 to launch their individual poetry books.



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   The Oldest, Established, Floating Art Centre in West Cork!

   Despite the upheaval of our move and (temporary) lack of a permanent venue, we have great plans for exhibitions, events and collaborations this year. Sign up to our contact list and keep informed of what’s happening and forthcoming events!

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