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  • Sveta Rumak exhibition at The Green Barn

    published in Sculptures, Events, Exhibitions, Art

    Irish Boys

    The Green Barn is excited to showcase the beautifully evocative work of Russian artist. Sveta Rumak’s enigmatic work is a rich synthesis of her unique visual vocabulary with medieval Russian iconoclasm. The canvases are inhabited by humans and animals rendered in an earthy palette, set against very stylised but highly textured backgrounds. Like medieval Orthodox icons, her people have enlarged almond eyes with an otherworldly cast and long straight noses. The elongated figures seem weightless, and float in a spiritual atmosphere of spacelessness, without mass or shadow-casting volume. Also typical of icons, Rumak juxtaposes flat figures in ornately patterned garments with more fully modelled heads.

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  • Birdwoods at Burtown Exhibition

    published in Sculptures, Events, Exhibitions, Videos, Art, Gardens

    Giraffe

    This September, Burtown House continues its connection with art of all kinds with an exhibition of 50 pieces of stunning Zimbabwean stone sculpture. On display from 8th September throughout the wonderful gardens of this 300-year old country house in County Kildare, the ‘Birdwoods at Burtown’ exhibition connects New Zealand, Zimbabwe and Ireland – through family association, a multigenerational inheritance of creativity, and a shared entrepreneurial spirit.

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  • Carlow Garden Festival 2017

    published in Flowers, Sculptures, Events, Exhibitions, Gardens

    Neil Porteous is the Head Gardener at Mount Stewart, Co. Down

    **Neil Porteous at Burtown House and Gardens

    Myanmar to Mount Stewart ** In 2016, Neil Porteous explored two regions of Myanmar (Burma) and details his fascinating experiences from his trip. Neil presents details of the famed botanist and plant explorer Frank Kingdon Ward’s collection at Mount Stewart. Kingdon Ward also travelled to Burma on plant hunting expeditions.

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  • The Green Barn is Open

    published in Flowers, Sculptures, Events, Exhibitions

    We are excited to open our New Green Barn which we have been working on for the last six months or longer when you take in all the hurdles. Serving the freshest possible organic produce straight from our garden that morning, or from local organic beef and poultry farmers, we strive to serve you the best seasonal produce which reflects in our changing menus. We love to combine, taste, texture and colours and believe in unfussy, unpretentious food, letting our produce be the strength in what you eat.

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  • New sculpture meadow walks

    published in Sculptures

    The first of our new sculptures in the meadow walks arrived in June - Eileen MacDonagh’s five large stone sculptures look amazing in the long grasses of the meadow walks. We also have sculpture by Sasha Sykes of Farm 21, Catherine Greene and David King.

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