Art by father and son at festival

By Maria Pepper

'Nothing Gold Can Stay' is the title of an exhibition featuring the work of Gorey artist Patrick Redmond and his late father Jody Redmond, which went on show in the Masonic Hall during the town's Market House Festival.

Patrick's father was a self-taught artist who won a scholarship to the Royal College of Art in London but was unable to take it up due to illness.

Born in 1942, he spent two periods of his life in Peamount and Brownswood hospitals receiving treatment for the rampant illness of the time, tuberculosis. He became a seafarer when he was in his early twenties and the sea was to be a recurring motif in his art work. He was also skilled in the traditional crafts of woodworking, leatherwork and jewellery.

Patrick studied at the Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology and has exhibited in solo shows at the Molesworth Gallery in Dublin and Wexford Arts Centre as well as group shows in Wexford, Monaghan and Waterford.

His work has been shown at the Royal Hibernian Academy annual exhibition in Dublin and the BP Portrait Award Exhibition at London's National Gallery.

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