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Original Water Colour Paintings by acclaimed botanical artist Wendy Walsh with portraits of Wendy by her daughter Lesley Fennell
Saturday, 4th February 2017 8:29 pm
Wendy Walsh was one of Ireland’s foremost botanical artists. She illustrated over a dozen botanical books, and designed postage stamps for the postal service of Ireland, and for Kiribati (formerly the Gilbert Islands). In addition she has worked with the late Sybil Connolly on fabric designs for Brunswick and Fils, and ceramics for Tiffany’s, including designs based on the flower collages of Mary Delany. She is known internationally for her books produced in conjunction with the distinguished botanist Dr Charles Nelson, former taxonomist at the National Botanic Gardens , Dublin. “An Irish Florilegium” won a bronze medal for the Most beautiful book in the world” at the Leipzig Book Fair.
Lesley fennell studied at the National College of Art, Dublin and the Byam Shaw School of Fine Art, London. She has always been particularly drawn to the human figure and the garden, and paints and draws extensively from life. Her paintings are mainly in oils, and she undertakes portrait and garden commissions. She has exhibited widely in Ireland, England, and abroad. Her work is in many collections, including the OPW, Department of Foreign Affairs, Trinity Law School, Limerick University, Kildare St and University Club, and KPMG
Tuesday, 4th April 2017 - Sunday, 4th June 2017
A Metalwork Exhibition With Gunvor Anhøj, Michael Calnan, Moss Gaynor, John Hogan and Jane Murtagh. April 4th - June 4th, 2017
Sunday, 9th April 2017 8:00 am
This coming Sunday 9th April we will be featured on ‘At Your Service’ presented by Francis and John Brennan, with much anticipation we await ……the filming happened in 2016 when we were quite far advanced with our plans, ethos and general direction.
Saturday, 20th May 2017 7:00 pm
Sunday, 30th July 2017 - Friday, 30th June 2017
David Rae at Burtown House and Gardens
Gardening in a changing world
Dr. David Rae, Director of Horticulture and Learning at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) explains how their approach to gardening has changed with the times. While the gardens are in existence since 1670 they strive to be relevant in the modern world and are embracing a more natural way of gardening.