PAST EVENTS

Textures

Mark P Cullen | Solo Exhibiton | 7 Dec 2020

This is the first major exhibition by Mark P Cullen in over a decade. Cullen explores different textures by way of brush and knife, always trying to capture the essence of the image while paring back to its’ simplest form. His colour palette is unique by virtue of how he prepares each canvas with a base.

Floral

Coastal

Stephanie Sloan | Sept 2020

Coastal was an exhibition representing 5 images along the coastline of Dublin. For coastal catalogue click here 

Sandycove I

Drawing – Exhibition

Group Show | Nicholas B Robinson, Laura Cronin, Jenny Fox & Others | Mar 2020

This exhibition offers a unique insight into how the artist works and thinks. The drawings are beautiful works in their own right their choice of medium commonly as a painter. Often drawings are not intended for public display but a mere study for a particular work. The Wilton is delighted to devote this exhibition to drawings, to quote Salvador Dali – “ drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad”

Winter Exhibition

Group Show | Nov 16 – 24 Dec 2019

The Wilton Gallery is delighted to hosts its first winter exhibition. The exhibition will run up to Christmas. It will showcase paintings in landscape, abstract and portrait by a range of gallery artists, whose work can be found in public and private collections. The display of their knowledge and technique in the medium of paint and the mixed medium is prevalent in Irish Art today.

HELEN POMPHREY
United Church

Antiques & Collectables Event

28 Nov 2019

We are delighted to announce Fiona O Rielly of Sandycove Fine Arts, who provides the gallery with a selection of antiques, will be hosting an evening on Thursday 28 September 2019, between 6-8pm, with a display of her winter collection for sale.

Join us to enjoy the wonderful winter atmosphere soaking up the village celebrations of the turning on of the lights while perusing the collection.

RSVP: Fiona by text or phone at 087 640 3688 or email fionaoreillyantiques@gmail.com.

JOHN MINIHAN – ‘beckett and the wake’

24 October 2019, Thursday, reception at 7 pm – talk 7.15pm | Ticketed event

The Wilton Gallery presents the Wilton Series in which the Gallery meets key figures from the world of the visual arts, film, literature and music.

In this series, we invite the renowned, Irish Photographer John Minihan. 

He is one of Ireland’s most celebrated photographers famous for his iconic portraits and landscapes; Lady Diana Spencer, Samuel Beckett , W.H Auden, Seamus Heany, Francis Bacon, Lucien Freud, Enda O Brien, Patti Smith David Hockney…and the list goes on, in a career spanning 55 years. William Burrows once described him as a ‘painless photographer.’

John Minihan (Irish) self portrait © John Minihan

In this engaging talk, Minihan shares his insights about his; works, influences, love of black and white photos, the essence of good photography and, what interests him now.

Minihan (born 1946 and now a west cork resident), he was born in Dublin and raised in Athy before moving to London at the age of 12. By 21 he had become the youngest staff photographer for the Evening Standard. In between documenting Athy on visits to home, he continued for 30 years as a fleet street photographer.

Minihan close relationship with the titans of the art and literary world makes compelling listening.

Minihan, Samuel Beckett at a cafe in Paris. © Courtesy of UCC

We will have a select number of his iconic photographs on display.

Jenny Fox  ‘Moment’


Sept 20 – Oct 4, 2019

Jenny Fox(Canadian /Irish) But you forget, oil & plaster on canvas,(h)90 x 110 cm

Jenny Fox has crafted out a recognised body of work as an abstract expressionist painter, focusing on catching her experience of a place rather than painting the place ‘I am trying to express how I experience them.’ Much of her inspiration comes from her surroundings in Tipperary and Mayo. Her challenge is always in pursuit of the ‘stillness of being’ or ‘a moment in time.’ The results are almost iconographic images of places that show energy and emotion.

JENNY FOX in-studio at Tipperary, photograph