Take Five at the Mill
Mill Building Kinsale, Co Cork Until July 21 facebook.com/ takefiveatthemill What happens when five artists decide to sidestep galleries and curators and take a DIY approach to exhibiting? As the five include Charlie Tyrrell, Katherine Beug and Vivienne Roche, it’s not as if they’re short of mainstream opportunities, but their experiment pays off in the atmospheric converted grain store in Kinsale. Joined by sculptor Sarah O’Flaherty and photographer Stefan Syrowatka, at first the differences seem apparent, then gentle connections appear. The uncanny distortions of nature in O’Flaherty’s mini forest are picked up in Beug’s brilliant paintings of wind-shaped trees. Then, all of a sudden, I’m seeing Beug’s lines of light and shade in Tyrrell’s wood wallpieces and drawings. Maybe the mind simply likes to make relationships? Either way, without the guiding hand of a curator, these feel more like serendipities and happy accidents, and it’s a very nice feeling indeed.