Author: Eamon Donovan

Aileen Donovan at Grá, Naas

PopUpArt Newbridge – Art Exhibition in Grá Gallery, Naas

August 1 – 31 st August 2021

GRÁ GALLERY – 28 North Main Street, Naas East, Naas, Co. Kildare W19 DW6E.

I am one of 10 artists currently exhibiting in Gra Gallery for the month of August as part of Pop Up Art Newbridge.  I have 4 paintings Bittersweet Symphony, There is a Light that never goes out, Togher Wood and Melancholy Sky on display.  Please feel free to pop in if you are in the Kildare/Naas area.

Classes at Dunamaise Arts Centre

Seniors and Special Needs Childrens Arts Classes at Dunamaise Arts Centre

I will be running 2 Mixed Media art classes in August.  One class is for Special Needs Children and a parent/guardian and the other is for a group of Senior Citizens.  I propose using various household items such as sponges, Q tips, an ornate table mat, old toothbrushes, modelling paste (not so much household!), plastic knives and acrylic paint.  I will supply a 60 x 60cm canvas and by the time everyone finishes the class the plan is they will have a new canvas fit to display in their home.  It will be a fun and enjoyable experience for everyone.

The first class is on the 20th of August from 2 to 4. This is for Special Needs Children accompanied by a parent/guardian age 8 years plus. As a mother of special needs children, I know only too well our special children don’t get asked to much and that’s why I really wanted to do this class.

The second class is on the 21st of August from 11 to 1. This is for older people who have felt lonely and isolated over the past year and 4 months. I just ask that everyone wears old clothes, bring an apron and perhaps plastic gloves because you will get your hands dirty!

Both classes are in Dunamaise Arts Centre subject to Government advice.

Any queries please contact me at 0872428889 or
Booking is essential through Dunamaise Arts Centre (05786 63355).

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The Laois Arthouse Collective “Collective Thoughts” Exhibition takes place from the 12th of July until the 28th of August. There will be various workshops run in conjunction with the Exhibition both In House and online.



Abbeyleix Library by Magalie Lalor

Abbeyleix Library Exhibition

I will be exhibiting 47 paintings in the lovely Abbeyleix Library for the entire month of June. Let me know if you’re planning to visit and I’ll meet you there and talk you through the various paintings.

Market House,
Market Square,
Co. Laois,
R32 CY65.

Tel: 057 87 30020

Closed Monday and Wednesday. Open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9.30am to 1.30pm and 2.30pm to 5pm, with late opening Thursday to 7.30pm.

Aileen Donovan

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Togher Wood, Portlaoise, Co. Laois, R32 X9AC

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