Artwork of ‘a medieval beauty’

A ‘SALON des Beaux Arts’ will take place in The Hole in the Wall in conjunction with the Blackbird Gallery during the June bank holiday weekend.

A ‘SALON des Beaux Arts’ will take place in The Hole in the Wall in conjunction with the Blackbird Gallery during the June bank holiday weekend.

The idea comes from the annual Salon that occurred in Paris in the late 1800s and early 1900s when the major works of Impressionism, Cubism etc emerged, and the theme for the public art exhibition from June 5-10 will be ‘Kilkenny, a medieval beauty, sculpted by nature’.

Submission of paintings, sculptures and photographs that fit the overall theme are now invited. These can be submitted via the Blackbird Gallery (opening hours 11am to 5pm Friday and Saturday) or to the Hole in the Wall on Saturdays before May 19. All submissions will be photographed and even those not on wall display will be viewable electronically during the exhibition. A special category for children is proposed.

The exhibition will open with a private viewing after the Cat Laughs event at the Hole in the Wall on June 4 and will go on public display from June 5-10. All submissions released for sale will be auctioned on the afternoon of June 10. The 2011 Salon des Beaux Arts is supported by Kieran White of White’s Chemist, High Street.