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A Flask of Tea and Sandwiches

A Flask of Tea and Sandwiches - Joan Walsh

 A Flask of Tea and Sandwiches

August – September 2012 @ Solas Gallery, Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim.

There comes a time when you just have to sit amongest and under trees for a long time.

I applied for a Solo Art Exhibition in the Autumn of 2011, with the intention to go out with back to basics of pencil, and A4 pad, small blue fold out chair with a flask of tea and sandwiches to back me up, and sit for a long time. A blue Tarpaulin was added to the collection of stuff to bring, for the rain, if it rained and it did at times.

The Autumn of 2011 was spent doing exactly this on a daily basis, out the door to go sit and sketch amongest trees at Garadice amenity and Haughton’s Shore – both by Garadice Lake, Co. Leitrim. Many layers were worn.

Spring came round, and then the disciplined mono-printing of the images I had sketched amongst tall trees, until the end of June.  The Flask of Tea was exchanged with a pot of tea, and standing each day at my drawing table, hand-printing the mono-prints.

A Flask of Tea and Sandwiches was held in three rooms: Room 1 – all mono-prints; Room 2 – smaller mono-prints, small pen and ink sketches of the houses in the local  townlands, and an installation dedicated to banning hydraulic fracturing for shale gas in Ireland (hence, the ‘fragile’ tape added to room also); Room 3 and landing – older work not seen before in Solas Gallery.

This show was opened by Gail Quinn.

Joan Walsh 2013


Photos I took of exhibition – I’ll put up now –

(I have photos taken by Séan Gilmartin that I have to resize / try later, e.g, the top of page photo) (I need to re upload all these photos here as I need to label them differently. Job for another day)

Solas Gallery, Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim

A Flask of Tea and Sandwiches   The Light Fantastic   Visual Voice III   Art on the Block   Visual Voice II   The Visual Voice   The Spiral Turns   Masterclass Group Show