Sliabh Gearr – Granite Sculpture Symposium – 2009

SLIABH GEARR –  GRANITE SCULPTURE SYMPOSIUM – 2009

I was lucky to be selected to attended the 1st Granite Sculpture Symposium over the Blackstairs Mountain at Niall Deacon’s granite yard in Killannn, Co. Wexford. The symposium was for the first 2 weeks in September and 9 sculptors attended; Cliona Cussen, Niall Deacon , Eileen MacDonagh, Padraig McGoran, Martha Quinn,  Paul Haggins, Bojana Krizacec (from Slovenia), Emanuela Camacci (from Italy). We all had a great time and were very well looked after by Niall and Anne Deacon.

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The brochure

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Niall’s Dog                         Niall collecting stones!

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My stone at start

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Paul, Eileen, Bojana and Martha

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Paul and Niall coring the hole in Paul’s Stone           Padraig at work

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Sharing a joke with Jeremy (Hill) of the Norman Gallery.

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Bojana and Paul sharing music

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Emanuela

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Cliona

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Martha hard at work

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my piece finished

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Seat caved by each scultor for Kiltealy School.

The Opening

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The symposium was sponsored by Wexford Co. Council and the Norman Gallery

This symposium will NOT be run in 2010.

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