October 2022: Our member Mary McGrath is interviewed by Alan Keane of The Artist's Well. Mary trained originally as an Art Conservator at the Courtauld Institute, London University and at the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University. She has worked in England, France, Italy and the United States. In Ireland she has worked for the Irish Museum of Modern Art, The Hugh Lane Gallery and the National Gallery of Ireland and for many other institutional and private clients.
May 19 2022: "People are flocking to see a new art exhibition 'Life Goes On' Newbridge marking the centenary of the withdrawal of the British army from Kildare." Take a virtual tour of the exhibition, with many thanks to Conor Forrest of The Kildare Nationalist.
When shoe lasts and receipts for purchases of leather belonging to Newbridge cobblers, the Sheehan Brothers, were discovered by Ceramicist Eleanor Swan, the seeds of an idea for an exciting new collaboration were planted. The lasts had been used to make shoes and boots for British Troops stationed in County Kildare up until their withdrawal in 1922, and Eleanor repurposed them to make slip cast moulds for a new sculpture. See it at 'Life Goes On'!
February 2022: SULT Member, Pamela de Brí talks to Alan Keane about her various projects especially her work on the Broadstone Shed with its accompanying publication. She shows a fixed internal dawn to dusk time lapse video taken whilst it was in a dilapidated state before restoration. We also meet some interesting people and buildings along the Great Western Railway system which originated from the Broadstone Depot in Dublin city.
November 2020: Alan Keane of The Artist's Well interviews our member, Stained Glass Artist, Printmaker and founder of The Leinster Printmaking Studio, Margaret Becker. At the age of 7, Margaret was treated to a personal visit to the studio of Jack B Yeats who was a good friend of her Aunt and Uncle. Since this memorable visit Margaret has devoted her life to a busy artistic career whilst rearing seven children. Margaret's work can be found in Kilcock Art Gallery www.KilcockArtGallery.ie You can also find her work via The Leinster Printmaking Studio www.LeinsterPrintStudio.com