Vue at the RHA, Dublin

Great to see the 9 Stones so well represented at Vue this year.

Beautifully presented works by: Rachel Joynt, Gwen Wilkinson, Anthony Lyttle and Michelle IMG_3637Byrne (image).

Annabel’s new website

Finally getting around to sorting the web presence.

Sculpture by Remco de Fouw & Rachel Joynt at Maynooth University – The Irish Review

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Congratulations to Rachel Joynt and Remco de Fouw for Waggle Dance as seen in this month’s Irish Review
read more here

Gate Lodge exhibition for the Carlow Arts Festival 2015

9 Stones invite 2015 exterior gate lodgeAs part of the curated Carlow Arts Festival, we showed in the wonderful Gate Lodge on the grounds of St. Patrick’s college, Carlow.

OAK 2015 at Killenure Castle

Martin Lyttle will be exhibiting at Oak 2015 at Killenure Castle

Wing, by Martin Lyttle (Kilkenny limestone)
Wing, by Martin Lyttle (Kilkenny limestone)

OAK Invite (1)_Page_1 OAK Invite (1)_Page_2 This years exhibition will be officially launched by Darragh McCullough (farmer, broadcaster, journalist, presenter on Ear to the Ground) on Saturday 9th May 2015 from 3 – 6 pm.  There will be food and live music at the opening and hopefully some sunny weather!

About the exhibition ; OAK 2015 – guest curated by artist Pauline O’Connell
“This year’s exhibition aims to reawaken a ‘ghost’ of times past.  My curatorial thinking relates to ‘time’, the history / the lives (both human and animal) the domestic activities, the utilitarian aspects of the working farm from the past embedded in the historic ruins of the castle and in the surrounding farm buildings.  Whilst the fabric of the stables, tack rooms, hay lofts / gallery spaces are in tact and have not been affected by any embellishments, there remains a presence in the vacant spaces, an echo of what was once there.  So, it is this ‘ghost’ that I am interested in, a reawakening through artistic interventions and installations.
A cross section of art practice accounts for the wide variety of work on display,  ranging from traditional sculpture, painting to video and installation, work that relates to the rural context in varying conceptual and textural ways.”The list of artists are : Michael Canning,  Maud Cotter, Eileen MacDonagh, Daphne Wright, Marie Foley, Sonja Landweer, Margaret Tuffy, Cecilia Bullo, Cecilia Moore, Bob Frazier, Martin Lyttle, Martha Quinn, Tom Fitzgerald, David Fitzjohn ( Wales ), Michael Fortune, Rachel Parry, Aoife Banville, Eva Kelly, Holger Lang (Austria).

9 Stones artist Martin Lyttle’s new website and new stoneworks: ‘the cucumber’

Martin Lyttle's new website
Martin Lyttle’s new website

9 Stones stone sculptor Martin Lyttle has a new website.

To get updates visit and add your email to ‘follow’ his work-in-progress.

Recent work – the ‘bobbly cucumber’ (Kilkenny limestone) below: commissions welcomed!


Martin Lyttle 'bobbly cucumber' (2015): Kilkenny limestone
Martin Lyttle ‘bobbly cucumber’ (2015): Kilkenny limestone


Read more Martin’s recent work here

9 Stones Artist Remco de Fouw participates in Visual Carlow ‘Cosmic Dust’ exhibition

Remco de Fouw installing his work for the Visual Carlow 'Cosmic Dust' exhibtion
Remco de Fouw installing his work for the Visual Carlow ‘Cosmic Dust’ exhibition

VISUAL presents Cosmic Dust, a group exhibition looking at the ways in which we orient ourselves in the universe that maintains us. Gathering the ideas of artists, scientists and philosophers, Cosmic Dust explores ways in which art science and the spiritual can combine to offer a deeper understanding of the metaphysical nature of existence. From our connection to the natural world to our place in the stars, the exhibition delves into humanity’s poetic attempts to build systems of thought, meaning and belonging in the face of a vast and unknowable universe.

Rudolf Steiner, Anita Groener, Martin Healy, Brian King, Chris Fite Wassilak, Ruth Lyons, Mark Cullen and Remco de Fouw. Featuring George Melies film Le Voyage dans la Lune (1902)

Curated by Emma-Lucy O’ Brien


Note: Upcoming VISUAL Talks- Cosmic Thoughts

Sat 21st of March 2.30pm, Free

An afternoon of discussion with artists, performers and friends from this season of visual arts.