Auto Boland Waterford is hosting a series of exhibitions until the end of November. Eight visual artists will have their work on display every four weeks, beginning with Ken O’Neill, a local artist from Tramore. Currently pieces from his ‘Wise Guy’ and ‘Solipsism’ series’ are hanging in the bright and spacious Land Rover, Honda and Volvo showrooms. Ken’s next solo exhibition is in La Vaccarella Gallery, Rome in May, where he is becoming a regular exhibitor.
The month of May features Glenmore artist Maeve Doherty, an award winning artist who works from her studio in South Kilkenny. Her work hangs in corporate collections both at home and abroad including Aras an Uachtarann, Trinity College Dublin and Waterford City Council. Much of Maeve’s work is watercolour inspired by the beautiful surroundings of the South East.
All of the featured artists, with the exception of the August artist – Tony O’Connor, are resident in the South East. Tony, a Cork native, is steeped in the Blacksmith tradition and has produced beautifully evocative paintings that capture the unique power, grace & nobility of the equine form. Following his RDS exhibition a number of pieces will grace the showroom walls.
Much of the work on display will be for sale and many of the artists have prints available as well as originals. The exhibition series provides local visual artists the opportunity to showcase their work in a great space not usually associated with art, making it accessible and part of life, to be enjoyed and appreciated by all.
The showrooms open Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm; Saturday from 9.30am to 5pm. A full schedule of artists can be found on the Auto Boland website www.autoboland.com. All are welcome!