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Monday 19 August 2019

Variety of art at Cockleshell

A Handful by Ann Fogarty
A Handful by Ann Fogarty

Maria Pepper

The Cockleshell Art Room in Duncannon has re-opened for the summer with a wide variety of artworks on show, including original paintings, drone photography, wood carved pieces, pebble art, origami and fairy houses.

The current exhibition will continue until May 10.

The Cockleshell is a not for profit venture which is celebrating its 21st birthday this year having opened in Duncannon Fort in 1988 thanks to the determination of a local voluntary group.

The founders were also instrumental in initially starting the international sand-sculpting exhibition on Duncannon Beach.

The Cockleshell aims to promote the arts in a very creative corner the south east, with a long-term hope to return, when the opportunity arises, to its original home in the Fort which was closed for safety reasons.

Among the artists and craftmakers currently exhibiting work in the space are Eileen Cloney of Fethard-on-Sea; Matthew Molloy, Ramsgrange; Michelle Colfer, Wexford; Helen Mason, Fethard-on-Sea and Rachel Smith, Tramore.

The gallery's opening times vary so visitors are asked to check the Cockleshell Facebook page.

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