Exhibition of artwork portraying a strong emotional affinity with the Irish landscape. The variety of the Iveragh landscape is seen in her work – sea, lake, river and also mountain, forest and rolling bog. Her relationship with her subjects grew out of many childhood summers spent in the small village of Portmagee, nestling between the Kerry mountains and Valentia Island. Bernie’s development as an artist was a slow evolutionary process which strengthened the emotional ties between the subject and artist, paving the way for a dramatic shift away from the representation of actuality and a move towards the subjective.
Official opening my Mick O’Dwyer Thursday 20th June 7pm. All welcome.
On display until Monday 15th July 2013.
Official opening by Des Lavelle on Friday 26th April, 8 pm.
On display until 17th June 2013.
The exhibition will consist of artwork from the children in the local creche. All welcome.
The exhibition will be officially opened by local artist Brid O Mahony on Saturday December 1st at 1pm during the Arts & Craft Christmas Fair.
will be showing at Tech Amergin Arts
Centre throughout the Charlie Chaplin Comedy Film festival – August 23rd to 26th.
The exhibition will be opened by Mrs. Herta Fossett at 4.00pm, on Thursday,
23rd August in Tech Amergin.
Fáilte roimh cách.
Jesters, Jugglers, Clowns and Magicians
Dancing clowns, cycling clowns, juggling clowns – the exuberance bursting
from the paintings in this exhibition of new work by Bob Ó Cathail is a
wonderful artistic echo of the exuberance of Charlie Chaplin’s silent films.
The deceptively simple style, like Chaplin’s, is made possible by a highly
sophisticated use of pattern and palette. The sadness hinted at in the
Jester’s face, the shadow of the black cat running beneath the magic-rabbit-
pulling Magician – they’re all part of Ó Cathail’s fantastically
This is an exhibition for all ages.
Further info on the Charlie Chaplin Comedy Film Festival can be found on their website!
Let the sun into your world at a wonderful exhibition of visual art by Pauline Bewick, one of Ireland’s most renowned artists.
Opening by Jimmy Deenihan TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage agus Gaeltacht.
From Feb 4th 2012 -Picturing The Hills: taispeántas griangrafadóireachta
An exhibition mounted by the South Kerry Camera Club.
Friday 23rd September 2011 at 7.00pm
Photographic Exhibition – ’The Captured Note’
Wednesday 24th August at 7.30pm
‘Smile’ Exhibition by Paddy de Buis
An exhibition of art works in various media inspired by the beauty of the Waterville
area so loved by the Chaplin family and many others
Wine reception with music by Susan Kennedy, Patricia O’Sullivan & Siobhan O’Neill
Wednesday 17th August 2011 at 7.30pm
Photographic Exhibition ’House on Fire’
A photography project by American photographer Bob Ellis
The photography project ‘house on fire’ is about the things that have some value in our life and that we would like to save from a fire. The collection of portraits shows how different people
value their own property and how hard it is to make such a decisive decision to save only one piece. This also provokes questions about the materialistic world we are living in and the really important things in life
that are not present in any form or shape. The project continues and Bob Ellis would like to take photos of people in Kerry if somebody is interested. The artist will open the exhibition and talk about the project on the night.
For further information please visit http://www.imagesbyellis.com/Site/house_on_fire.html
Sunday 19th June 2011 at 7.30 pm
Churches in South West Kerry” ( Exhibition Opening)
Official opening by Frank Lewis
The South Kerry Camera Club is showing the second exhibition in
Tech Amergin. South Kerry has a very rich religious history and to the present day churchbuildings, ruins of churches and ecclesiastical sites are part of our landscape. The members of the camera club exhibiting a first selection of a continious work.
Friday 24th September
Culture Night Kerry 2010
South Kerry Camera Club Exhibition .
Talk on ‘The Archaeological Monuments and Identity of Iveragh’
Talk & Slide Show on Astronomy .
On Culture Night, key artistic and cultural organisations in participating towns and cities,
extend their opening hours until late in the evening to provide the public with increased
access to the various collections, workshops and other events hosted by the organisations.
2010 in Kerry promises’ to be an exciting night – it is the first time Culture Night is
being offered on a more countywide basis, the intention is to have a wider spread of
activities again in 2011.
Culture Night is an initiative co-ordinated by Temple Bar Cultural Trust and supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture & Sport in partnership with Kerry Local Authorities. To celebrate Culture Night 2010,
John Sheehan (UCC) will officially open an exhibition of work, on an archaeological theme,
by members of The South Kerry Camera club at 7.30pm in Tech Amergin Arts Centre. The exhibition
will be followed by a talk at 8.00pm on ‘The Archaeological Monuments and Identity of Iveragh’ by John Sheehan.
Finally at 10.00pm the South Kerry Astronomy group will host a talk and slide show on astronomy followed by, weather permitting, an outside telescopic viewing. All culture night events are free.
Everybody welcomeFor further details, visit
Wednesday, 21st October 2009 at 7.30pm
‘Active Retired Dromid’
A mixed media exhibition of paintings by artists:
Music provided by ‘The Gunas’
Saturday, 17th October 2009 at 12.00noon
Highlighting poverty in rural Kerry (Exhibition)
by South West Kerry Women’s Association
U.N. Day for the Eradication of Poverty
Exhibition will be launched by Deirdre Walsh of Radio Kerry.
Thursday, 2nd July 2009 at 7.00pm
Photographic & Video Exhibition
Celebrating Two Kerry Sports Heroes
Legendary Kerry cyclist and local mountaineerJohn Dowd
Official opening by ex footballer and radio broadcaster Weeshie Fogarty Legendary Kerry cyclist Mick Murphy is being honoured in Tech Amergin, Waterville, by an exhibition of photographic and video work by Cork artist Chris Hurley. In the 1950s and ‘60s the Rás Tailteann attracted bigger crowds than any other sporting event in Ireland. To compete was a great achievement, to finish it a greater one, to win it a monumental one. Occasionally a win became the stuff of legend.
The exhibition takes us back to that time with a film which retells the story by the hero himself, while intimately portraying him through a series of stunning photographs. The exhibition will run until July 14th.
Equally monumental in its scale and achievement was the success of local mountaineer John Dowd, who in 2008 became the first ever Kerryman to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Echoing the teak-tough nature of Murphys cycling style, John Dowds feat of endurance and both physical and mental courage marks him out as one of Kerry’s great unsung sporting heroes. Following the exhibition opening John will give an illustrated talk on his experience, with a slide show of photographs he took himself on his grueling climb.
Money raised at auction was €11,210. Now taking orders on signed limited editions.
A unique event, where the works of 13 Kerry artists have been interpreted and translated
into tapestry by Setsoto Design Weaving Company in Lesotho. The auction is by way of
launching the company into the European marketplace and introducing their work to the
artists of Ireland. Setsoto Design pride themselves on being able to interpret and translate
images from both painted images and photography and would welcome any challenges that might be sent to them.
Pippa Kearon, Volunteer with Twinning the Kingdoms is acting in a voluntary capacity as an agent in Europe for the company and can be contacted on 087 9931403 or 066 9479173 and any orders can be directed
through her or directly with the company in Lesotho.
Saeed Abubakari, director, Setsoto Design can be contacted on 0026658086312 / 0027763633102 /
The tapestries to be auctioned can be viewed in Tech Amergin from Thursday 11th December 2008.
Proceeds from the auction will go directly to the weavers at Setsoto Design and
Twinning the Kingdom’s Friends of Lesotho Waterville projects in Lesotho.
Following the auction the tapestries will be put on Twinning the Kingdom’s website where repeat tapestries can be ordered up to a total limited edition of 25 of each piece. The price for the limited edition pieces will be set following the auction and will not be lower than the selling price at auction.
Official opening by Michael Healy-Rae (The exhibition will run from the 14th July to the 5th August)
Yvonne North Moorhouse’s art practice crosses the boundaries between new and traditional art forms
using; digital photography and image manipulation, collage and mixed media. Ideas are explored through various digital and paper media, creating work which is atmospheric and contemplative,
evoking a place or moment in time. Seashore, lakeside, and riverbank in the Waterville area are represented in a horizontal format; rather like a narrow window through which one can view distant and
remembered landscapes. The theme of the work is the manifold nuances of water:
light and shade, depths and shallows, ripples and reflections.
21st June to the 10thJuly 2008
‘Letsatsi la Boroa’ (Taispeántas Ealaíne / Art Exhibition)
‘Southern Sun – Grian an Deiscirt’
Paintings & Drawings by Meshu Mokitimi
(The exhibition will run from the 21st June to the 10thJuly)
From 21st April until 9th May 2008
‘In Search of Music…Cuba’ (Photographic Exhibition)
A display of photographs and a film/slide show with live recordings
made in April 2007, Cuba, by Karaollien Verheyen.
This exhibition forms part of ’South West Kerry Samba Day’ on the 3rd of May.
Programme includes a Samba workshop at 11am in Tech Amergin (limited spaces available) followed by
5pm – 7pm, in front of Cahirciveen Community Resource Centre.
Tickets for Samba workshop €15.
Tuesday 5th December 2007
TWINNING THE KINGDOMS
The Kingdom of Lesotho’s Ambassador to Ireland
H.E. Mannete Ramaili opening an Exhibition of Photographs from Lesotho by Eileen O’Leary
in Tech Amergin, Waterville.
October 24th 2006
Official Opening Art Exhibition in Tech Amergin
Tús Maith Arts Festival/Féile Ealáine
Tech Amergin 27th – 29th October 2006