Kingerlee (1) - CopyPublic Seminar: An exploration of John Kingerlee’s work as an artist.
Featuring Larry Powell, Ros Drinkwater, George Kingsworth, Alannah Hopkin and Gerard Gibson.
11.30am-1.30pm & 2.30-4.30pm, Saturday July 23
Beara Community School
Admission: free

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John EagleJohn Eagle: Beara from the Air
1pm, Wednesday July 27
Beara Community School
Admission: free

John Eagle is an artist, photographer and author who lives and works on the Beara peninsula. He has photographed every lighthouse around the Irish coast, and published two books on the experience: An Eagle’s View of Irish Lighthouses (1999) and Ireland’s Lighthouses: A Photo Essay (2010). He also runs lighthouse tours.

Eagle has photographed Beara from the air more often than any other artist, initially from helicopters, and latterly by drone. His photographs, paintings and books are available at his website,

Pic of John Eagle © Peter Zoeller

Island Journey, mixed media on panel, 30-30cm, jacqueline O'DriscollIsland – Oileán Artists’ Talk
, Saturday, July 30
Sarah Walker Gallery on the Pier, Castletownbere

Admission: free

Tina Darb interviews Angie Shanahan, Jacqueline O’Driscoll and Eileen Singleton about their exhibition Island – Oileán, which runs at the Sarah Walker Gallery until August 7.


benedicteBénédicte Coleman Artist’s Talk
1pm, Tuesday August 2
Beara Community School
Admission: free

Bénédicte Coleman graduated from the Cork Crawford College of Art in 2013. Her degree show installation earned her the National Sculpture Factory Bursary Award which culminated with her installation ‘Papyrus Infiltrans’ in the garden of the Crawford Gallery in July 2014. This exhibition was commissioned by Cork Midsummer Festival,

In September 2015 Coleman showed her installation ‘In the Garden of all Things’ in Sarah Walker Gallery, Castletownbere. This exhibition was supported by the Culture Night Cork County Commission Scheme.

Other exhibitions include Overture: Selected Showcase for Emerging Artists, Damer House Roscrea 2013, Art & Style Brown Thomas: Curated window exhibition, Cork 2013, Found: Selected Beara artists, Allihies Mine Museum, Beara.

Coleman lives in Eyeries, Beara, and has a studio in Castletownbere.