Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 23 September 2014

Women in the frame with unique exhibition of stunning Irish art

A Quiet Sunday Near The Sea by Gretta Bowen
La Village by Mary Swanzy
The First Sheaf by Norah McGuinness

A stunning exhibition of female artists' work is capturing the imagination of art enthusiasts visiting the historic Clandeboye Estate.

Forming part of this year's hugely successful Clandeboye Festival, Irish Women Artists 1870-1970 runs at the Ava Gallery until next Saturday.

Work from Mainie Jellett, Norah McGuinness, Mary Swanzy and Gretta Bowen, among others, is on display.

The display highlights the significant role women played in the history of Irish art from the foundation of the Watercolour Society to their importance in introducing modernism into irish art in the 20th century and the founding and running of the Irish Exhibition of Living Art from 1943.

It opened at the Ava Gallery on the Clandeboye Estate in Co Down on the August 6.

All works for this non-selling exhibition are drawn from private collections from across Ireland, giving the public access to works that can not normally be viewed.

The roll call of women artists include Sarah Purser, Helen Mabel Trevor, Maria Dorothy Webb, Mildred A Butler, Rose Barton and Evie Hone.

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