Eilis O’Connell: A Family of Things

Eilis O’Connell: A Family of Things

17 June – 30 September 2023


Eilis O’Connell: A Family of Things is the first major survey exhibition of one of Ireland’s most important contemporary artists. Including both previously unseen early sculptures and key examples of her work from throughout her career, the exhibition explores the development of O’Connell’s practice over almost five decades.

Born in Derry in 1953, O’Connell studied in Cork and Boston and spent several decades working in England where she was celebrated for her large-scale sculptures in steel, stone and bronze. Exploring how she has utilised a wide variety of media including resin, canvas and jesmonite and has incorporated found materials including moss, feathers, bones and birds’ nests into her work, this exhibition aims to reveal the diversity and innovation that is central to O’Connell’s practice.

An international fellow of the Royal Society of Sculptors, O’Connell has an extensive exhibition history at home and internationally. However, her work has not received the public recognition it deserves. Initiated by the F.E. McWilliam Gallery and supported by the Henry Moore Foundation, Eilis O’Connell: A Family of Things aims to correct that omission and confirm O’Connell’s place in the canon of British and Irish art.

Armagh Craft Fair 2023: Call For Applications

Saturday 27 May 2023 | 10.30am – 4.30pm

The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, Armagh

APPLICATION DEADLINE by 5pm, Friday 24 March 2023 by Email or Post Only

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council invite you to apply for participation in the 11th annual Armagh Craft Fair 2023. Armagh Craft Fair also includes demonstrations, workshops, Food and Non-Craft Stands.

You may apply to take a stand as part of the Craft Fair, provide a demonstration, workshop or all three.

We look forward to our 11th Armagh Craft Fair which promises to have an exciting programme of creative activities for visitors to enjoy. This wonderful spring event in the heart of Armagh City Centre welcomes visitors from far and wide. Visitors can shop at a wide variety of high quality craft stalls, experience traditional and contemporary craft demonstrations with some hands on craft making opportunities and take part in scheduled creative workshops. Children will enjoy crafty fun workshops and FREE drop in sessions throughout the day.

Live musical performances during the lunch time session will keep audiences entertained as they shop for beautiful craft products, relax with a coffee, refreshing drink or simply enjoy the atmosphere.

Armagh Craft Fair 2023 INFORMATION_SHEET Year 11

APPLICATION FORM Armagh Craft Fair 2023