DATE: Mon 1st – Sat 27th September
Rose Marie Quinn is winner of the Cookstown District Council Annual Civic Award 2013 in the arts.
As a sculptural textile artist, Rose Marie focuses mainly on rediscovered materials that people may have discarded or thrown away to reform lifelike animals; rabbits, birds that show how Mother Nature takes over in the end through the act of decay, creating something universally accepted as beautiful.
DATE: Fri 3rd – Fri 31st October
Cookstown born artist, singer/songwriter and All–Ireland Champion boxer Jim McKee presents ‘A Village in County Tyrone’– an exclusive personal, profound art exhibition featuring local people and places who have inspired this renowned artist’s illustrious career.
The show will be opened by professional boxer Conrad Cummings in an interview with writer Emma Heatherington on Thursday 2nd October from 8pm. Includes drinks reception, light refreshments, live musical entertainment, chat and celebration.
DATE: Mon 3rd – Fri 28th November
Art is one of the most popular activities enjoyed by users of The Base, Cookstown providing opportunities for relaxation, self– expression and development of new skills, all of which promote a great sense of well–being.
This showcase brings together some of the work produced by the Tuesday Art Club which is led by artist Andrea Hayes, alongside other pieces created by those who have developed their own independent interest in art. The exhibition includes a variety of textile, ceramic and painted works, and demonstrates in many cases the
amazing progression made by the artists over the years.
DATE: Mon 8th – Sat 20th December
William Orr Branch (189) of the Irish National Foresters in Cookstown will be celebrating 125 years since its formation. The INF has played a major part in the community of Cookstown and there will be an exhibition on the history of the branch as part of these celebrations.
It is an opportunity to see various items from the branch’s history as well as image galleries of the Cookstown INF over the past 125 years.
Long Term Exhibition
Ground Floor Gallery ADMISSION FREE
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EXHIBITION IS NOT CURRENTLY ON DISPLAY DUE TO ANOTHER TEMPORARY EXHIBITION BEING DISPLAYED AT THIS TIME.
Collective has been created to provide local professional artists with an exhibition platform to present their work to the public on an ongoing basis. We believe that the diverse artistic talent within our district should be celebrated and this exhibition, in the first instance brings together the work of eight of our most successful artists. Many are well known, others up and coming.
Both individually and collectively there is much to be proud of. We hope you enjoy this collaborative showcase. All pieces are available for sale.