The 2021 programme at the Blue Egg Gallery begins with After the Fall, an exhibition of contemporary Irish woodturning, curated by Stephen O’Connell.

This exhibition was first shown in South Tipperary Arts Centre in Clonmel and kindly supported by DCCI (Design and Crafts Council of Ireland) and Tipperary County Council.

Photo: Alan Meredith Dearcan bowl in bleached oak 

The selected artist/makers reflect a diversity in their methods and their approach to their material, as well as enviable skill and invention, showcasing what is possible within contemporary woodturning.

The artists featured are: Roger Bennett, Max Brosi, Liam Flynn, Matt Jones, Emmet Kane, Gintaras Malinauskas, Alan Meredith and Liam O’Neill.

After the Fall seeks to take a measure of where artistic woodturning currently stands in Ireland and presents the work of a group of makers between whom there are many cyclical points of influence. “We hope this work will surprise and inspire both those familiar and new to woodturning and broaden their expectations of this traditional craft form.” Mary Gallagher, Proprietor

Currently open, the exhibition will run until 19th June 2021.

Opening hours at the Blue Egg remain unchanged: Tuesday -Saturday 11.00am to 5.30pm or by appointment.

The Blue Egg Gallery, in the centre of Wexford town, exhibits and sells contemporary craft work by Irish and international makers. Here, the owner, Mary Gallagher, organises four or five group exhibitions annually where she brings together work by artists working in clay, glass, textiles, wood, willow and metal.

In addition the gallery stocks an interesting range of functional and decorative work by well-established and new makers.

Address: 22A John’s Gate Street, Wexford, Co. Wexford, Y35 AH05