New Reality

New Reality Heatwave by Anthony D Kelly
digital collage; 2022. Courtesy of the artist.


New Reality: Contemporary Collage in Ireland

at Market House Craftworks in Cappoquin, County Waterford, Ireland
9 September-1 October 2022

“New Reality: Contemporary Collage in Ireland” is a showcase exhibition of new, original art works created by 20 leading collage artists living and working in Ireland today. The exhibition is part of The New Reality Festival, which opens on Friday, 9 September at 7PM with guest Alan Keane, founder of “The Artists’ Well” series of interviews and editor of The Source. During the workshops on 10 September, members of the wider community will have the opportunity to actively engage with professional artists working in the medium of collage. The band, Mamacha-Forest of Sound plays on the evening of Saturday, 10 September, their music being a ‘’collage’’ of sounds and instruments from around the world.

BIG Father Is Watching You by Silvio Severino
digital collage; 2022. Courtesy of the artist.

The Festival weekend winds up on Sunday, 11 September with a talk by Sean Hillen on his life and art, followed by a screening of Moving Collage, a series of short animated films made using the medium of collage.

Participating artists are: Anthony D Kelly, Adrian+Shane, Adrienne Geoghehan, Alan Murphy, Anonymous, Carol White, Colin Eaton, David Ryan, Dolorosa de la Cruz, Eleanor Jones, Gavin McCrea, Izabela Szcutkowska, Johnny Bulger, Paul McCormaic, Paula Moen, Sean Hillen, Silvio Severino, Tatyana Feeney, Tom Doig, and Una Gildea. The event was curated by Jane Jermyn of Market House Craftworks and Collage Artists and members of the Collagistas group, Silvio Severino and Una Gildea.

(text adapted from materials provided by the curators)


Market House Craft Works
The Square, Green Street
Cappoquin, County Waterford P51 KD37, Ireland
+353 83 3368232

Tuesday-Saturday, 10AM-5PM