The Second Magpie

Free Art Friday – R Space Gallery

In Uncategorized on May 3, 2013 at 14:49

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Free Art Friday is taking place at R Space Gallery, Lisburn, Northern Ireland, today and the piece directly above is one I submitted which will hopefully be going to a nice new home if the postal service carried it there on time. Having not been well for the past month I thought it was time for some positive thinking (with an upside down option for the negatives of course) in the form of splashing about with paint.

These half full/empty designs began with tags and the playing card which I posted to tumblr and has since gained over 100, 000 notes there. I often send the smaller tags in parcels of mail art and Jessica Gowling of Nature’s My Friend has found a wonderful way of distributing these, check out her blog here: https://naturesmyfriend.wordpress.com/2012/03/01/spreading-some-positivity/

Nature Through Art Exhibition – Castle Espie

In Uncategorized on March 19, 2013 at 16:14

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Gone Fishing _ Sarah Hutchinson Burke2

The two pieces above, Gone Fishing and Puffin Along are currently in exhibition at Castle Espie. The exhibition opened last Saturday 16th March and runs until the 28th of April.

Castle Espie is part of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust founded in the UK in 1946. It’s located on the Co. Down coast in Northern Ireland, an area I know and love. The shores of Strangford Lough attract many wild birds and animals; they have over 100 exotic and native species of water-birds.

I read somewhere recently that a lot of people will never see a live kingfisher during their lifetime. So far I think I am among that number so it is now on my lengthy ‘to-do’ list.

You can visit the Castle Espie website for more information: http://www.wwt.org.uk/visit/castle-espie/wildlife/nature-reserve

Exhibition details: http://www.wwt.org.uk/visit/castle-espie/whats-on/2013/03/16/nature-through-art/

Exhibition: Ennistymon Courthouse Gallery ‘Trasna III’

In Uncategorized on February 19, 2013 at 06:53

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Back in November I submitted three pieces to Ennistymon Courthouse Gallery’s ‘Trasna III’ exhibition. The exhibition featured both Irish and international artists and ran from December to early January. There were more than 400 works featured, you can see some of these on the gallery blog here:

http://ennistymoncourthousegallery.blogspot.ie/2012/12/trasna-iii.html

My swan sold, which of course I am delighted about, but I can’t say I don’t miss him.

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