Pol­ish art in Gorey show

Gorey Guardian - - NEWS -

The work of tal­ented Pol­ish artists from all over Ire­land adorned the walls of this year’s Pol­skaEire Fes­ti­val ex­hi­bi­tion in Gorey Civic Of­fices and Li­brary.

‘Pol­ish Artists in Ire­land -From Land­scape to Ab­stract’ was opened by Cllr. Joe Sullivan, ac­com­pa­nied by Hanna Pruch­niewska, the Mayor of Puck in Poland with which Gorey Coun­cil signed a let­ter of in­tent of cul­tural co-op­er­a­tion last year.

Run­ning along­side the art ex­hi­bi­tion was a col­lec­tion of pho­to­graphs by the Gorey-based pho­tog­ra­pher Joseph Dixon of scenes from North Wex­ford and Puck.

Mr. Dixon brought his ex­hi­bi­tion of Wex­ford pho­to­graphs to Puck last Oc­to­ber and while he was there, he took pic­tures in Poland and the pho­to­graphs of both ar­eas were ex­hib­ited to­gether dur­ing the fes­ti­val un­der the ti­tle ‘Your home, my home’.

The art ex­hi­bi­tion in­cluded more than 30 works se­lected by a panel of judges -Dr. Danua Det­t­laff,art his­to­rian; Kate Cos, artist; James Mer­ri­gan of the Gorey School of Art and Joseph Dixon- from a much larger col­lec­tion of works sub­mit­ted by pro­fes­sional and ama­teur artists around the coun­try in re­sponse to an in­vi­ta­tion from the or­gan­is­ers, in­clud­ing Ola Riguet of Pol­skÉire Fes­ti­val Gorey.

Prizes were pre­sented in both the pho­tog­ra­phy and art cat­e­gories. Beata Piekarska-Daly was awarded first and over­all prize in the paint­ing sec­tion for ‘Ir­ish Sea’ and To­masz Litwin re­ceived a com­men­da­tion for ‘Night Lands­d­cape’.

Grze­gorz Czyzewski re­ceived a com­men­da­tion in the pho­to­graphic sec­tion for ‘Drops’ while Mag­dalena Smol­nicka won first prize.Joseph Dixon pre­sented the phogo­raphic awards while Kate Kos pre­sented the art awards.The ex­hi­bi­tions were part of the an­nual na­tional Pol­skaEire Fes­ti­val.

‘Ir­ish Sea’ by Beata Piekarska-Daly (over­all com­pe­ti­tion win­ner). At the open­ing of the ex­hi­bi­tions in Gorey li­brary: artist Beata Piekar­sha Daly (cen­tre), over­all art com­petion win­ner, pictured with her fel­low artist and Gorey Dis­trict Cathaoir­lach, Cllr. Joe Sullivan.

‘Sun­rise in Puck’ by pho­tog­ra­pher Joseph Dixon.

‘Puck Ma­rina’ by Joseph Dixon.

‘Trans­form’ by Piotr Kre­zotek.

‘Aran in Gold’ by Beata Piekarska-Daly.

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