Words by Water 2019 A Moment in Summer
October 3, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Oil on canvas by Fiona Power and book reading by Conor Power
Conor Power is a multiple award-winning travel writer, broadcaster and journalist. Over the years, he has written for most Irish national titles, including The Irish Times, The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent, CARA Magazine, Sunday Times and The Sunday Business Post. He is the author of a biography of his father (the late Waterford All-Ireland winning goalkeeper Ned Power) and of five books he has written as ghost writer.
Waterford-born Conor currently lives with his family in Durrus, West Cork. This year, he was awarded a writing residency in Antibes, France – Kinsale’s twin town – where he became one of the very few Irishmen since Samuel Beckett to write a novel in French.
Conor will be reading from his forthcoming period novel “Points and Tries”: the first work of fiction to be set during the era of professional hurling in early 19th century Ireland and which features a fictionalised young William Webb Ellis.
“Window on Antibes” is a collection of new work from Fiona Power’s two-month residency in Antibes on the French Riviera. Her paintings offer glimpses of the light, colours and atmosphere of Antibes and the Côte d’Azur.
Fiona Power is an artist living in Durrus, West Cork. Her paintings capture moments of time into which the viewer is drawn in a style that is instantly accessible, working mostly in oils and acrylics.
Fiona has exhibited widely including the R.H.A. Annual Exhibition, The Lavitt Gallery, Cork, ‘Iontas’, Sligo Art Gallery, The Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, The Triskel Art Gallery Cork, Ormeau Baths, Belfast and The Model Gallery, Sligo.
This exhibition offers reflections of the scenes and rhythms of daily life in the ancient town of Antibes: the way in which its every-changing light plays upon its stone buildings and streets, its ramparts, its alluring coastline and its people.
This event is FREE, we would like you if possible to book a space to help us with our numbers & event management – thank you.
Date: Thurs 3th Oct 2019
Time: 6.30 pm – 7.30 pm
Venue: The Gallery, 57 Main St