NEW GALLERY FOS­TERS COM­MU­NITY SPIRIT

Wexford People - - NEWS -

A new art gallery has opened in a build­ing on the for­mer Yola Farm near Tagoat with an ex­hi­bi­tion by the artist Andi McGarry who will run the space in as­so­ci­a­tion with the nearby Yola Hedge School and Fam­ily Cen­tre where he has vol­un­teered as a com­mu­nity artist for the past decade.

In­spired by the tu­dor-style black beams and white walls, the at­trac­tive space with a stu­dio up­stairs, has been named the Ge­ordie Gallery in def­er­ence to Andi’s New­cas­tle roots.

It will be open to the public on Thurs­days, Fri­days and Satur­day morn­ings and on other oc­ca­sions by ad­vance ap­point­ment.

The cur­rent ex­hi­bi­tion which will con­tinue un­til the end of May, is a col­lec­tion of paint­ings and artist books cre­ated by Andi over the past few years which are avail­able for sale. The gallery will en­cour­age com­mu­nity art and the next ex­hi­bi­tion will be by a tal­ented pupil from Tagoat na­tional school, fol­lowed by a group show dur­ing the sum­mer and Opera Fes­ti­val events in the au­tumn.

Andi ex­tended a spe­cial thanks to Deirdre Do­heny and Paul O’ Ke­effe, two of the orig­i­nal founders of the farm for their sup­port and as­sis­tance.

The Yola Hedge School and Fam­ily Cen­tre has a play area for chil­dren which is cur­rently be­ing up­graded with the ad­di­tion of new swings.

To reach the Ge­ordie Gallery, turn left at Tagoat on the N25, turn right at the pink school and the road then curves to the left, there is a lane at the end of the road and you drive straight down the lane.

For more in­for­ma­tion on the gallery, con­tact Andi on 085 1561590 or email sun­moo­nand­star­s­press@hot­mail.com.

‘Map Hill Girl’ by Andi McGarry ‘Pur­ple Mir­ror Muse’ by Andi McGarry

John Nunn, who opened the ex­hi­bi­tion, with artist Andi McGarry

‘A Squadron of Po­ets Drop ..... ’ by Andi McGarry

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