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David and Alison Bayne with Jackie Christian and Dave Pearson, Organising Commitee at the Askamore Art Charity Exhibition.

David and Alison Bayne with Jackie Christian and Dave Pearson, Organising Commitee at the Askamore Art Charity Exhibition.

David and Alison Bayne with Jackie Christian and Dave Pearson, Organising Commitee at the Askamore Art Charity Exhibition.

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A collection of community creativity will be in the frame in Askamore this November as the Askamore Art Exhibition returns to Askamore Community Centre from Thursday, November 17 until Sunday, November 20.

Now in its fourth year, the exhibition will see twenty-four artists from Askamore and beyond display their work, which includes acrylic painting, oil painting, mixed media, pastels, lino cuts, 3D art and more. This will be unveiled to the public at an opening night on Wednesday, November 16 at 7.30 p.m., with Director of the Gorey School of Art, Paul Carter serving as the official opening guest.

The Askamore Art Exhibition has gone from strength to strength since it was founded in 2018. The first exhibition brought 14 artists from Askamore together for a small exhibition in the local hall. Participation has since grown, with artists aged 17 to 70 from across the county now getting involved.

Organisers of the original event Dave Pearson, Jackie Christian and Alison and David Bayne continue to play their various parts in the organisation of it.

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"Behind the scenes, we have the gathering in of artists and their works, the monumental task of hanging, the printing of catalogues and individual cards for each work, and last, but certainly not least, the planning and organising of wine and nibbles for the Opening Event,” said Alison.

The organisers and artists are looking forward to meeting people at the exhibition next week. In place of an entrance fee, they encourage a donation to the charity 'Disabled Artists'.


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