Between the Familiar & the Unknown
Blawnin and Rayleen Clancy's show Between the Familiar & the Unknown is a joint consideration of liminal space, time and thought by two sisters.
Scheduled for April 10-12, 17-19 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 will feature on the Art Trail of West Waterford Festival of Food.
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 the Arts Council.
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 Irish folk singing group; their songs became part of the fabric of Irish society and the white Aran sweaters they wore became popular worldwide. Their mother Joan established Joan Clancy Gallery in 2000.
Between the Familiar & the Unknown is open 11am - 5.30pm each day. Joan Clancy Gallery is located 10k from Dungarvan and the Waterford Greenway and a stone's throw from Coláiste na Rinne Irish language college.