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Group exhibition to open at Keel

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FLOWING WOOD A Liam Kelly bogwood sculpture for a previous exhibition. Inspired by starlings circling and swirling, rendered in bog yew from Achill.

Saturday next will see four artists come together to launch their exhibition, entitled ‘Reflection’: Liam Kelly, Tony Clarke, Lorraine Cross and Lorraine Lynch. The exhibition,  which is curated by Liam Kelly, will be held at the Lakefield Gallery at Lakefield, Keel, Achill.
Described as ‘four artists’ vision of the past and the present’, the show will be officially opened by Dr Paddy Lineen on Saturday at 5pm and will run every day from 5pm to 7pm until May 21.
Achill native Liam Kelly is a self-taught wood sculptor, working in the medium of bogwood, which can be up to 4,000 years old. He is a ‘direct carver’, often described as a less-planned approach to carving. Each of his pieces is unique, the beauty and shape has not been altered too much, only enhanced by careful craftsmanship, working from memory while observing the subject. He captures a beauty that differs from the popular notions of what standards should be. He has had many solo and group exhibitions in Ireland, Lebanon, Italy and New York.
Lorraine Cross is from Booterstown. She studied Fine Art at NCAD, achieving a Masters Degree and won the Maynooth Purchase Award at her Graduate Show. Lorraine has exhibited with solo and group shows in Ireland, Italy and Germany. Her current work is based around ceramics and photography.
Tony Clarke is from Bray, Co Wicklow, and he studied under Yann Raynard Goulet (RHA), while at secondary school. Later he studied Fine Art at Bray Institute of Further Education and at DIT, winning Student of the Year 2009. He has had many solo and group exhibitions in Ireland, Spain, Italy and Germany. His work is held in many private collections including the IFC Dublin and in the Michael Collins Museum.
Lorraine Lynch, also from Bray, studied Art Craft and Fine Art and has worked with painting, ceramics, print and photography. She has taken part in many group exhibitions in Ireland and Europe.