Featured Piece: Malachy by Donnacha Cahill – web link to this piece HERE
Have you considered extending your display of art to the garden?
You don’t need to have a stately home to want to add a new visual element to your outdoor space and original art is a brilliantly individual way of doing so.
Just as your indoor art collection can speak volumes about you, your style, your passions and even your life’s journey – so too can your outdoor art collection! In fact, maybe even more so!
People are using their balconies, driveways, lawns, gateposts, and entranceways big and small, as props in their display of original art.
There are so many ways for you to include art in your outdoor space, however generally speaking, outdoor art, is most often sculptural.
They might include classical, Renaissance style sculptures, such as expressive, figurative pieces.
They might be whimsical, fun sculptures – with a particular theme or a humorous slant
The might be sculptures that complement the natural environment such as animal sculptures
They might even be sculptures that make a political statement, depending on what you feel like portraying
But most importantly, they should be what you love – and would like to see in your garden every day.
Ireland’s contemporary sculptors are among some of the best of the world.
Bronze or Stone or even Brass are the strongest materials in terms of longevity and withstanding the elements. Iron and steel are also strong and durable but will probably experience some changes over time.
Kilbaha Gallery – is a small but beautiful art gallery on the Loop Head Peninsula in Co. Clare, that plays home to the work of many professional contemporary Irish artists. Since the onset of lockdowns as a result of Covid 19, the gallery sells most of their art online to a broad domestic and international customer base.
Browse their shop here – Kilbahagallery.com/shop