Thursday, May 25, 2023

Artist Bridget Flannery will deliver the adult summer arts programme at the Laois Arthouse, Stradbally

DATES for the annual adult summer art programme have been announced by Laois County Council’s Arts Office and the Laois Arthouse, Stradbally.

The artist delivering the programme this year is Bridget Flannery. The programme is titled Looking/Seeing/Making and takes place in the beautiful surroundings of the Malt House, Stradbally, Co Laois.

The four-day course runs from Tuesday 13th June to Friday 16th June from 10.30am-4pm, with an official exhibition opening at 5pm on Friday 16th June.

Over the four-days, Bridget will share her work methods and experience to assist and guide students.  This four-day programme focuses on development of work through sketchbook, word gathering, collage and material gathering, composition, texture, outdoor work and colour mixing.

The week concludes with an exhibition opening of Bridget Flannery’s work entitled Looking/Seeing/Making BOGLANDS and selected work by the participants at the Laois Arthouse, Stradbally on Friday evening, 16th June starting at 5pm.  All are welcome to attend the exhibition opening. The exhibition will remain open until the end of July.

Bridget Flannery is a visual artist living near the Laois-Carlow border. She graduated from the Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork in 1981. Her work is mainly focused on painting and drawing. She has consistently exhibited in solo and group shows in Ireland and Europe. Her work is held in public and private collections nationally and internationally. Studio residencies include the Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Co. Mayo, Cill Rialaig Artists Retreat, Co. Kerry and The Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Co. Monaghan.  She is represented by Solomon Fine Art, Dublin. She works as a Part-Time Learning Curator at VISUAL, Carlow and as a visiting tutor at Abbeyleix College of Further Education, ArtForm, Dunmore East, and numerous Plein Air painting events throughout the country.

There are limited spaces and booking is essential. Fees to be paid in advance. Fee €120 for the workshop, including notebook and viewfinder. Concession of €70 available for student and unemployed. Contact Laois County Council Cash Office – 05786 74308 for payment. Please quote: Masterclasses Bridget Flannery. Cash Office Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 9.30am – 3.30pm and please send the completed the booking form to Laois Arts Office.

The booking form and further information can be found on or contact the Arts Office [email protected] / 057 8664109.






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