Our favorite event "Féile na gCloch" is back again this year and it is getting bigger and stronger each year! This unique stone festival consists of workshops and talks around all aspects of stonework.
The main areas of focus are dry stone building, carving and letter carving. This year includes a Hot Lime demonstration and on location sketch outs. There will be world renowned masters of their art available to instruct and talk about each one.
Féile na gCloch runs from Thursday 19th to Sunday 22nd September 2019. Click below for full details of the events and biographies of the instructors.
Alexandra has created some stunning pieces of commemorative stone sculpture here on Inis Oírr.
In 2015 she created the memorial for Caomhán Seoighe. The work was commissioned by the Irish Defence Forces, in collaboration with his surviving family. Caomhán served with the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Lebanon in 1981 and never returned. The memorial is in the graveyard at Teampall Chaomháin.
In 2013 she carved 'An Chloch' about which you can read here.
Alexandra's gift is an ability to listen and observe until she gains an understanding of people and place. She infuses her art with this essence to produce beautiful works uniquely suited to their locale.
The exhibition is at the Rob Schouten Gallery, Greenbank Farm, Whidbey Island. We wish her the best of luck!