Tuesday 18 June 2019

Water inspires Greystones artists

Killiney Hill by Zoe Woodward
Killiney Hill by Zoe Woodward

Greystones Art Group didn't have far to travel to find inspiration for its latest exhibition 'Water', which opens at the Signal Arts Centre in Bray on Monday (May 27).

The artworks span generations, mediums and disciplines yet all are united under the banner of water. The active group of amateurs and professionals is based in Greystones and regularly draws inspiration from their proximity to the sea and the lakes of Wicklow.

The group has transferred to canvas ideas and emotions evoked from their interpretation of water using oils, watercolours, inks and tempera. Asked about the exhibition, a Greystones Art Group spokesperson said; 'We are delighted to be exhibiting for the first time in the Signal Arts Centre. This year has been a really exciting time as the group is diversifying and opening up to new opportunities; including more exhibitions, inspiring demonstrations, outdoor painting sessions and we're working on a series of creative workshops.'

'To be able to show in a well-respected venue such as the Signal Arts Centre is a real benefit for our group and gives us a great opportunity to share our group's talent to a wider audience.'

Established in 1965, Greystones Art Group is one of Ireland's longest running art groups. The main purpose of the group was (and still is) to encourage amateur artists. The aim is to advance members artistic knowledge and skills through on-going lectures and demonstrations. In addition there are also Annual Exhibitions of paintings and other works of art, for all members, both amateur and professional.

An opening reception for 'Water' will take place on Friday, May 31, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and the exhibition will continue until Sunday, June 9.

Wicklow People