It’s the perfect treat for a rainy day.
Cork artist Celina Buckley has unveiled a new exhibition of contemporary collages in the Drawing Room at Doneraile Estate.
The Doneraile Court Collection honours the intricate tapestry of Doneraile Demesne—a tapestry woven by the hands of the St. Leger family and carefully maintained by the dedicated efforts of the Office of Public Works (OPW) and the local community.
According to the artist, the colourful collection “invites conversation, sparks nostalgia, and fosters a sense of unity and belonging” weaving together the threads of Doneraile’s past, present, and future.
Using print-making techniques she learned at Cambridge School of Art; Buckley’s collage papers are prepared using oil-based etching inks, an etching press, and by mono-printing various textures onto the surfaces.
All of these fine art collages were created on location from observation.
Doneraile Court is open seven days a week from 10am to 4pm.
Access to the house and art exhibition is by guided tour only and tour tickets are available at the main house front door at €8 per person.
If you’d like to enjoy it for free, head down on Wednesday, July 5th when the ticket price is waived as part of the OPW Free Wednesday scheme.
The art from this exhibition will be for sale on Celina Buckley’s website shop too from this weekend.