Mussel Shell: FORM16@Ballymaloe Sculpture Exhibition

Art Alliance exhibitions, marine

I was selected to exhibit at the FORM16@Ballymaloe ‘Silent Expression’ sculpture exhibition. The works are sited in wonderful gardens of Ballymaloe estate. Many thanks to the tireless work of art advocate Richie Scott who has put so much effort to organise the event, and the beautiful catalogue.

Two other 9 Stones Artists were included at the exhibition, Michelle Byrne and Gwen Wilkinson. Other sculptors exhibiting  were: Eileen Macdonagh,  Bojana Krizanec, Stephen Burke, Jason Ellis, Mel French, Richie Healy, Martha Quinn, Michael Quane to name a few.

I exhibited my Mussel Shell and Bladderwrack seaweed (Update: the Bladderwrack is now SOLD). The Mussel shell and bladderwrack were both created in Kilkenny limestone, about 2 foot long and hand-polished.


The Opening was on Tuesday 21st June 2016. It was a lovely evening and it was great to catch up with all the sculptors who came down for the opening. Many stayed for a great meal at Ballymaloe.


The exhibition is on for the remainder of the summer. Works are for sale: please contact or or 087 919 0615. Follow Richie @artalliance


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Martin Lyttle is a recognised Irish stone sculptor. With a sensitivity to the local lithology of an area, Martin works only with local Irish stone from quarries or found stone. He is interested in organic shapes and forms especially those found in nature. Much of his work is hand-polished so his works are wonderful to touch and hold. His work has been selected for the Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibitions and he has completed large scale public and private commissions. He is a member of FORM designmade in Carlow and the Blackstairs 9 Stones Artists Groups.

2 thoughts on “Mussel Shell: FORM16@Ballymaloe Sculpture Exhibition”

  1. Richie Scott says:

    Dear Martin

    Many thanks for putting a great synopsis together Now that I am off the forklift I shall be getting onto the social media trail again… seems like a full time job in itself

    Best wishes



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