Between the Familiar & the Unknown
Blawnin and Rayleen Clancy's exciting new show Between the Familiar & the Unknown -Idir Aithnid agus Anaithnid, is a joint consideration of liminal space, time and thought by two sisters.
Scheduled for July and August 2020 in Joan Clancy Gallery in Mweelahorna, Ring overlooking Dungarvan Bay in the Waterford Gaeltacht, the exhibition consists of painting, stained glass and printmaking and is both spellbinding and serene.
The exhibition is open by appointment throughout July and August observing Government guidelines in covid etiquette and social distancing, and will be open with managed access 11am-5pm July 20 -31.
The Clancy sisters participated in an Artist Residency at the Hafnarborg Centre of Culture and Fine Art, Iceland in 2019. This experience provided a fertile source of inspiration for Between the Familiar & the Unknown.
Blawnin and Rayleen Clancy exhibit regularly throughout Ireland; they have been awarded bursaries for the Cill Rialaig Project in Ballinskelligs, Co Kerry and Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Co Monaghan from Waterford Council and overseas residencies by ArtLinks.
Their work is held in civic, corporate and important private collections in Ireland and abroad and sometimes features on RTE and TG4.
Blawnin and Rayleen come from a remarkable family. Their late father Tom was a Broadway and Hollywood actor and a founding member of The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem an influential Irish folk singing group that initially developed as a part of the American folk music revival in Greenwich Village in New York City in the early 60s. Their songs became part of the fabric of Irish society paving the way for an Irish folk boom, and the white Aran sweaters they wore became popular worldwide. Their mother Joan established Joan Clancy Gallery in 2000.
Joan Clancy Gallery in Mweelahorna, Ring has a 280 deg panoramic view of Dungarvan Bay in Co. Waterford with the Cunnigar beach on its doorstep, and well worth a visit.