Culture night 2012 on the night


A scene from Violeta Pseractaite’s Wild Woman and the Goddess Within

Paintings and sculpture by Robin Daly
Blanche Starling and pet

Some of Blanche Starling's menagerie

Tishi O'Malley's ceramic work

Culture night 2012 in Clonmel - promo

Culture Night: Art Hive performance and showcase of work

Poster incorporates two new members work, Robin Daly's painting Midnight
(bottom left) and Tishi O'Malley's ceramic study of a wasp's nest (right).

For Culture Night 2012 Art Hive are presenting a showcase of members work.

There will also be a taster of Violeta Pseractaite’s new performance project called Wild Woman and the Goddess Within.  Awaken your senses through the experience of colour, symbols, scents, music, character and clothes. According to Violeta, “through the creative imagination, this event bridges our mind body and soul. Women as wives and mothers, daughters and sisters have their own world, full of feminine beauty and ritual.” Light refreshments served including herbal teas.

The showcase of members work also includes two new artists-in-residence Robin Daly and Emma Hogan who have both recently joined Art Hive’s studio in Lagganstown. New members Catherine Starling and Tishi O’Malley are also exhibiting along with members Ian Mannion, Dennis Ryan and Brigid Teehan. 

Guest artist Blanche Starling is also exhibiting in the window space.

For more information email:

New members

Kabuki time! (photo of Robin Daly's Lagganstown studio)

Arthive are happy to welcome four new members to our group. Two are taking residencies in the Lagganstown Schoolhouse. They are :-
Emma Hogan, painter and photographer
Robin Daly, painter and sculptor,
Tishi O'Malley, ceramist and sculptor,
Catherine Starling, Arts and Crafts worker, skydrive portfolio

Blueprint opening reception

Exterior shot at night
Brandon McLane, designated "Shopkeeper" as per terms of the The Tullow Street Popup Project 

Revelers of all ages enjoying the show. Two of Ian Mannions' paintings in background.
Brigid's two feeds video projection in back bar area.

Sinead Cormac mid performance of In/Side The Box (obscured by audience members' head)

Closing time

Blue Print at Eigse 2012

Some of our members are participating in the The Tullow Street Popup Project programme of the Eigse Carlow Arts Festival exhibition courtesy of The Blue Print, an artists cooperative based in the Carlow area. The venue is Buzz's Cafe Bar, 7 Tullow Street (map), in the town centre. The exhibition is curated by locally based artist Brandon McLane, who brings his experience of the San Fransisco art scene to down-town Carlow. There's three floors of a very eclectic mix of contemporary representational and abstract art, video, live performance and animation. Oh, and gory art-house(?!) zombie flicks...

National Drawing Day 2012 in Clonmel

Imaginative composition

Art Hive hosted our first National Drawing Day event in the upstairs floor of South Tipperary Arts Centre. Many thanks to them providing the workshop space.There was a good mixture of people of all ages taking part. Activities ranged from still life drawing to imaginative composition.

Some the props for still life drawings.
Nicola and Brigid taking several lines for a walk.

Drawing aid.

"Hold that pose just another couple of minutes.." 

National Drawing Day 2012 in Clonmel promo

Poster incorporates an ink drawing by Brigid Teehan

This Saturday 19th May on National Drawing Day Art Hive are creating an Open Drawing Studio in the South Tipperary Arts Centre. You can drop-in and stay for as long as you want, try out different drawing techniques, have access to art materials and a variety of subject matter. All welcome, beginners and experienced.
You can avail of one-to-one guidance from professional artists or work away on you own.
Enquiries: email or call the gallery on 052 6127877
What:     Open Drawing Studio
When:     19 May 2012
Where:     South Tipperary Arts Centre, Nelson St., Clonmel, Co. Tipperary
Time:     12 noon - 3.30pm (Drop-in anytime)
Cost:     Materials donation €3 per person
Note:    Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian

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