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Take Five at the Mill – Visual Arts Exhibition

June 10, 2017 - July 21, 2017

June 10th to July 20th 2017, Open Tuesday to Sunday, 12pm to 6pm

This summer five contemporary artists will be exhibiting in a show that is both artist-initiated and artist-curated at The Mill. “Take Five” is an exhibition that strives to represent the uniqueness of five serious, complex individuals who have embraced an opportunity to exhibit in an independent forum, free from the constraints of Gallery and Curator. Artists Vivienne Roche, Charles Tyrrell, Katherine Boucher Beug, Stefan Syrowatka, and Sarah O’Flaherty will use painting, drawing, photography, and sculpture to create an engaging visual landscape.

Stefan Syrowatka is a German-born Irish artist living and working in West Cork, Ireland. Stefan’s work has been exhibited and published nationally and internationally. He had numerous group and solo shows in Germany, France, UK and Ireland.

Katherine Boucher Beug: Born in Princeton, New Jersey, the artist received a BA in English/Fine Arts from Northwestern University in 1969, and went on to study in Hamburg, Germany. She has been living and working from her studio in Dunderrow, County Cork since 1973. For many years she taught at numerous venues, her particular fields of expertise being colour theory (Joseph Albers) and drawing. In addition to regular solo shows in Ireland, she has exhibited both in Europe and the USA and is represented in all major public collections in Ireland.

Sarah O’Flaherty’s work has at its heart the desire to talk about attempts to preserve, safeguard, or suspend moments of time and memory, involving processes that simultaneously protect and destroy.  Her practice involves the investigation of ways in which to make work about that which is temporal, about what becomes/is becoming absent. This enquiry leads to the making of quietly seductive and sometimes arresting objects and images, where – as everything fades – so a new thing comes into being.

Vivienne Roche RHA works in different media and in scales that range from her three- acre landscape artwork Whitelight Garden, to her recent current hand-held climate bell sculptures which have been gifted by the President to various Heads of State.

Charles Tyrrell originally comes from Trim Co. Meath. He studied painting at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. After graduating in 1974 he continued living and working in Dublin until 1984 when he moved with his family to Allihies on the Beara Peninsula in West Cork. He has exhibited extensively in Ireland as well as exhibitions in Britain, France, Austria and Germany. He has represented Ireland on a number of occasions, notably the Paris Biennale and the International Festival of Painting at Cagnes-sur- Mere in France.

Opening Night (Saturday 10th June 2017)
Take Five at the Mill is thrilled, and deeply honored, to announce that the incomparable Paula Meehan will be joining us for Opening Night on June 10! Join us to hear Paula share with us her voice, her words, and her energy!

For those who may not be familiar with her work, check out the video below where the poet reads “The Pattern.” Engaging and deeply moving!

Project Supported by Cork County Council
Opening night refreshments provided by KPA Brewery

Matthew Geden Poetry Workshop: All levels welcome Thursday, 15th June 2017 from 4:00- 6:00 pm in The Mill – €15 per person

An ekphrastic poem is a vivid description of a scene or, more commonly, a work of art. Through the imaginative act of narrating and reflecting on the “action” of a painting or sculpture, the poet may amplify and expand its meaning. Matthew Geden will be guiding poets—both published and unpublished—into a deeper engagement with the works on display, and with their own poetic practice, in an inclusive and unique workshop.

The Black Pig Wine Bar will be offering complimentary refreshments to all who take part.

Open Tuesday to Sunday, 12pm to 6pm


June 10, 2017
July 21, 2017
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Take Five at the Mill


The Old Mill / James O’Neill Building
Church Square, Kinsale, Ireland + Google Map