Forthcoming events / Ócáidí ag teacht

In a Pickle Postcard Exhibition:

 Early 2018

In A Pickle (the Kathy O Leary wheelchair assist fund) would like to invite you to participate in a fundraising exhibition showcasing unique, small-scale works in a variety of media from emerging and established local, national and international artists.

In a Pickle Postcards is part of a larger campaign to raise funds for Kathy, an artist who, following a spinal injury ten years ago, has been a wheelchair user. She is struggling to maintain her independence and needs help urgently. For more details please follow this link:


We are asking you to donate a piece(s) of work, A5 size, (8.3 x 5.8 inches standard measurement.) It can be an original drawing, painting, mixed media, collage, editioned photograph or print – the choice is yours, for inclusion in the exhibition. Any subject. The artist’s identity is kept secret and wont be revealed until the work is sold. The work will be exhibited and sold at our Poetry & Postcard Event in Working Artist Studios, Skibbereen on Friday November 24th and online there after. The works will all be sold @ €50 each, a great opportunity for artlovers to purchase affordable original pieces.

Kathy O’Leary

Various artists. All proceeds to Kathy’s wheelchair fund.


Music: Kenny Dread: “We will be lovers” album launch Early 2018

Kenny Dread

(date to be confirmed)


Poetry:  Award-winning bi-lingual poet, Doireann Ni Ghriofa will be returning to WAS at a date to be announced, to launch her new collection of poems in English, the multi-award-winning Clasp  

Clasp is her first English-language collection of poems. In three sections entitled ‘Clasp’, ‘Cleave’ and ‘Clench’, Ní Ghríofa engages in a strikingly physical way with the world of her subject matter. The result is by times what one poem calls ‘A History in Hearts’, among other things an intimate exploration of love, childbirth and motherhood, and simultaneously a place of separation and anxiety. In one poem set in the boys’ home in Letterfrack, a place of undeniable terror, we see how, in the name of religion, “The earth holds small skulls like seeds”.

The final section of the book comprises a single poem, Seven Views of Cork City, which, swooping in and out of personal history, paints a convincing if sometimes unsettling portrait of the poet’s adopted city, and of urban life’s ubiquitous restraints on “our dream of speed”.

The woman’s body is central to the collection, highlighted, visible, unconquered. Forgotten bones are reclaimed, gendered territory is staked out; it is clear that Ní Ghríofa’s has a voice which will not be silenced… In Clasp Ní Ghríofa has signalled that she is a poetic force to be reckoned with in the future.” – Clíona Ní Riordáin, Southword Journal

Doireann Ní Ghríofa

Doireann Ní Ghríofa






 FILM:  after a rapturuous reception in January, we plan to show again the stunning film, the groundbreaking documentary,

Agnes Martin: With My Back to the World       by Mary Lanceagnes_martin_cover

Agnes Martin has been designated by ARTnews Magazine as one of the world’s top ten living artists. In this incredibly intimate film, she speaks candidly and eloquently about art, her life and times, her working methods and her own art. This is a “must-see” film.

Date to be announced. Spaces will be limited.


and guitarists, Ari Sheehan & Mick Hoey: the incredible Rianóir 




FILM:    Brought Back By Public Demand!

Pat Collins’ wonderful film, Tim Robinson: Connemara will be shown again in WAS. Music composer, Susan Stenger will be the guest speaker, answering questions. (date to be announced)

Tim Robinson: Connemara

Tim Robinson: Connemara



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