Wexford photographers got snap happy for Temple Street with a unique exhibition
Published 10/11/2015 | 00:00
When Wexford native Tommy Furlong saw pictures of sick children in Temple Street Hospital, he felt compelled to do anything he could to help them.
The talented photographer joined up with friend and fellow photographer Robert Henderick for a brainstorm and decided that they could make a difference by doing what they do best - taking photos. Fresh after launching their photo exhibition at the Natural Health Store in Wexford, Tommy said they were delighted with the support that they received.
'It all was fabulous,' he said. 'There were over 100 people in attendance and we reckon that we raised over €2,000.'
A wide array of photographs were on display including portraits, landscapes and still lifes. According to Tommy, staging the exhibition was made possible thanks to the generosity of the venue owners.
'They gave us the downstairs venue to exhibit in, along with spot prizes,' he said. 'The Meehan family have been absolutely fantastic.'
Visitors to the exhibition also enjoyed art by Sheila Fitzhenry. On display was a wide range of her watercolours, charcoal and ink drawings and abstracts. Alan McGuire from South East Radio officially opened the event while Ger Lacey entertained guests throughout the evening with some guitar medleys.
For those who missed out on the Temple Street photo exhibition, it will be available to view in Westgate until November 17. Tommy and Robert will also continue to fundraise for Temple Street until Christmas.