FAMILIAR LANDSCAPE A painting of Achill’s Deserted Village, by Alexandra van Tuyll.
An exhibition of 24 works by Dutch-born artist and Achill resident Alexandra van Tuyll will open in the Westport Town Hall Theatre on Friday, August 2. The artist will generously donate all the proceeds of the exhibition to Achill RNLI.
Van Tuyll was born in the Netherlands, and she has travelled widely before settling in Ireland in the 1970s. She taught art and music before moving to Achill in 2001 in order to paint full time – and the islanders now claim her as ‘one of their own’. She exhibits in solo and group shows in leading galleries in Ireland and abroad, and her work is to be found in both public and private collections.
The exhibition will be officially opened with a wine reception sponsored by SuperValu, Westport, at 5.30pm, on August 2 by Anthony Mick McNamara, Achill Island Lifeboat’s Lifeboat Operations Manager.
Achill Island Lifeboat is a voluntary sea-rescue service that depends entirely on the generosity of the public to enable it to save the lives of people who get into difficulty at sea.
The Alexandra van Tuyll exhibition will run in Westport Town Hall Theatre until August 31.