Pippa Sweeney's innovative Between a Rock and a Soft Place in Joan Clancy Gallery
"If you do one thing this summer, make sure to visit Between a Rock and a Soft Place Chomh Buan le Carraig Pippa Sweeney's most innovative solo exhibition of unique new work in Joan
Clancy Gallery open today Wednesday June 27, daily 11am-5pm including the weekend until July 2.
"This outstanding collection has a very topical underlying theme of displacement and diversity where Pippa captures the beauty and natural realism of stones using the Shibori
method of wet felting, exploring the metaphor of stones as people, their origins, journeys and destinations"
explained Joan Clancy.
"The work has the light and deft touch of a true artist and the stones she has created were inspired by those you discover on the beaches of Co Waterford. There is an amazing
familiarity in the work on one level belying the suffering and hardship of migrants forced to flee from war and persecution on life-threatening journeys, featured in our daily news bulletins".
Pippa owns the Beach House Irish art & craft shop in Dungarvan, studied needle felting under Master Felter Birgitte Krag Hansen in Denmark, has a Masters Degree in Authorial
Illustration from Falmouth University and is a member of the Design & Craft Council of Ireland and Feltmakers Ireland.
Discover a different view of art at this extraordinary gallery which showcases some of Ireland's best artists, overlooking the sea in Mweelahorna, Ring, Dungarvan in the
Waterford Gaeltacht. Local Link bus from Dungarvan and Ardmore four times daily. 10k from Waterford Greenway. A nice drive too!