Galway Artist Bernice Cooke launches exhibition Stone Tape II The Westmeath Tale in the Atrium, Mullingar
“We are all custodians of the buildings we are fortunate enough to call home… We cannot bring them with us when we pass on to the next plane”.
Ballinasloe based Artist Bernice Cooke lives by this mantra. It is the idea which has propelled her upcoming exhibition Stone Tape II The Westmeath Tale opening on Tuesday the 27th of June at 5.30pm, in the Atrium County Buildings, Mullingar.
The artworks bring buildings to life on canvas. Buildings of our history, some which are no longer with us, and others which have been given a new lease of life and are now family homes. With Bernice’s use of pen and watercolour, she captures the detail and beauty of these buildings. That is the main focus of her exhibition Stone Tape II The Westmeath Tale. Bernice has spent months researching, editing, reading and writing about each of the twenty five buildings featured in her exhibition. Getting a sense of the history and stories associated with each one, lifting the rug on the past and exposing, stone by stone, the magnificent structures dotted amongst the County Westmeath countryside.
Amongst those featured are Athlone Castle, Sean’s Bar and Fore Abbey. This is Bernice’s second solo exhibition following on from her successful Stone Tape exhibit last year in Portumna Castle. Bernice, a self taught Artist has been sitting at her easel for over fifteen years and has only
recently braved stepping out into the public to showcase her work.
Stone Tape II The Westmeath Tale will run from Monday 26th June until Friday 7th July. Official opening on Tuesday the 27th of June from 5.30 to 7.30pm, refreshments and chats will be the order of the evening. All are welcome.
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