The 9 Stones Artists was formed in 2004. Its members are professional artists all of whom are based and work in the foothills of the Blackstairs Mountains in South County Carlow.
The group was formed out of the recognition of the need for mutual strength, discussion and inspiration. Over time, each artist’s career has developed and in turn the group is highlighting leading contemporary art practice and enriching the culture of South Carlow. The group initially exhibited at The Norman Gallery, Rathnure, Co. Wexford in 2005 and again in 2009 (www.normangallery.com).
Members of the 9 Stones Artists include; Michelle Byrne, Cathy Fitzgerald, Annabel Konig, Anthony Lyttle, Remco de Fouw, Martin Lyttle, Jules Michael, Rachel Joynt, & Gwen Wilkinson. Other artists have been invited to exhibit with the group on occasion.