We are delighted to announce that three 9 Stones Artists, Michelle Byrne, Gwen Wilkinson and Martin Lyttle have been selected to exhibit at the FORM16@Ballymaloe ‘Silent Expression’ sculpture exhibition. The works will be 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.
Works are for sale: please contact RichieScott@artisticalliance.eu or 087 919 0615.
Martin Lyttle will be exhibiting at Oak 2015 at Killenure Castle
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).
The context provided the inspiration for this commission.
A huge granite boulder sits to the side of the 100 meter glass atrium.
This has a series of playful ring marks cleanly cut into its surface and from it leaps the main feature.
It is a 63 meter long curved conical ‘horn’ form appearing to penetrate the glass curtain wall and is then suspended in a huge ark overhead in atrium.
It is a semi transparent brass and stainless mesh helix, ending in a 2000mm open mouth seen here.