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Fort Dunree hosts 29 Inishowen artists 09.07.15

MEMBERS of an Inishowen art collective based in the wonderful setting of Fort Dunree are to launch a new exhibition of their works next week.
Artlink says the creation of their membership system has offered invaluable support to locally-based visual artists who might otherwise find themselves working alone.
"The work of an artist can often be a solitary activity. Working as part of an artist collective generates opportunities spreads knowledge, ideas and can also have a subconscious influnce on an artists practice," said spokesperson Rebecca Strain.
"By fostering an atmosphere of creativity, allows the artist freedom of expression and encourages the production of new art work. This atmosphere in turn infiltrates the wider community."
The theme of their collection is carried through in their new exhibition 'Artlink Members Annual Exhibition; Mark 1'.
Fort Dunree Military Museum.
The exhibition has been put together by Galway-based artists and curators Shelly McDonnell and Grace Mitchell.
The exhibiting artists are John Black, Patrick Clafferty, Bernard DeCuster, Deirdre Doherty, Patricia Doherty Roe, Catherine Ellis, Emma Hirsk, Bernadette Hopkins, Anna Hryniewicz, Paul Kerr, Steve Lewis, Kevin McClelland, Sinead McGuinn, Aodán McCardle, Claire McLaughlin, Kevin McLaughlin, Lori Anne McMahon, Hilary Morton, Caroline Murphy, Adam Rory Porter, Liam Rodden, Myriam Rommers, Mary Ryan, Patricia Spokes, Louise Spokes, Rebecca Strain, Leonie Tang, Sinead Walsh, Eileen Welsh.
The exhibition runs from July 13 - July 23 at Saldanha Galleries, Fort Dunree Military Museum, Inishowen, Co Donegal. Mon-Fri 10.30am-4.30pm Sat- Sun 1pm-4.30pm. There will be a celebratory event Saturday, July 18 from 6-8pm All welcome and admission is free.
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