Wexford’s beaches will be transformed into outdoor art galleries

South Wexford beaches are set to become open-air art galleries in a unique project funded by Wexford County Council as part of its Small Arts Festival and Experimental Events scheme.

The Catch 22 Art Tra project, organized by Andi McGarry, will visit 22 beaches in late August and early September. with the work of 14 contemporary artists.

Artworks include sculpture, painting, textiles, photography and will be shown in situ. The images of the exhibitions will be documented and shared on social networks.

Featured artists are Luci Kershaw, Augustine O’ Donohue, Kevin Ryan, Aoife Semar, Geraldine Leahy, Sile Walsh, Carol Healy, Kathryn Crowley, IIona Freedman Morris, Ita Grattan, Jules Charlton, Stephen Nolan, Lar O’ Toole, Conleth Gent and Andi McGarry.

Shows are held at Kilmore Quay, Kilmore, White Hole, Chour Bay, Nethertown, Rosslare Harbour, Rosslare Strand, Maudlintown, The Raven in Curracloe, Cullenstown, Blackhall, Bannow Bay, Saltmills, Duncannon, Arthurstown, Baginbun, Carnivan and Hook Head .

The project will open with exhibitions in Kilmore and Kilmore Quay – at the Good Tide Gallery @ The Burrow Beach on Wednesday August 31; Between Tides Gallery at The Little Beach on Thursday, September 1; the Glacier Gallery at St Patrick’s Bridge on Friday 2 September; the Cutting Gallery on Saturday September 3; Ballyhealy Gallery on Sunday, September 4 and Chour Bay Beach on Tuesday, September 6, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

A full list of locations, dates, times and a Google map of venues are available on the website https://sunmoonandstarspress.wixsite.com/catch-22-art-tra.

Mildred D. Field