Irish Blog Awards

Irish Blog Awards Logo

We were delighted to learn that this blog has been shortlisted in the Irish Blog Awards 2015 for the Best Blog in the Arts & Culture category.

The next stage in the voting process is a public vote and here’s where we need your help –

You can vote for us by clicking this link Public Vote – Irish Blog Awards.

Simply scroll down the list of companies till you find us and click the circle to cast your vote.

 

Thanks in advance!

 

Deborah

Irish Blog Awards

I was delighted to get a notification recently that this blog had been long listed for the Irish Blog Awards for 2015.

A couple of days later, I learned that our gallery blog – The Lavelle Art Gallery has been shortlisted in the Arts & Culture category.

 

The next stage of the voting is a public vote and here’s where I need your help.. You can vote for our gallery blog with the click of a button at this link Public Vote – Blog Awards Ireland

Simply scroll down the list of companies till you find us and click the circle to cast your vote.

 

Thank you in advance!

Deborah

Gallery Studios and September Exhibitions

Debbie's Studio

My Studio on the top floor of the gallery

 

As our season reaches something of a lull during the back to school period, Gavin and myself are busy making work for two forthcoming exhibitions. Gavin is finishing some large paintings for an exhibition to be opened shortly in the Toradh Gallery in County Meath. Collectively, it is the largest body of work that he has produced since he developed his collage/painting technique about six years ago. Continue reading

Imprint

It’s been a busy few weeks and I am looking forward to having more time very soon – school starts in about two weeks and I will soon finish my part time job which will have lasted almost eight weeks. In the meantime, I’ve been burning the midnight oil at the studio in an effort to get some work together for my next series of paintings. Continue reading

Irish Times Best Shops in Ireland

This year is the first year that we are entering the Irish Times Best Shops in Ireland award 2015 and here is where you dear readers, can help – we would love to have your nomination!

All you have to do is click this link Best Shops in Ireland and fill in the nomination form.

Here’s the information you will need:

The Lavelle Art Gallery

Best Specialist Shop

County Galway

 

The rest is up to you 🙂

 

Post Script

Thanks to everyone who nominated us – we were delighted to have our photo featured in the Irish Times Magazine on Saturday 8th of August. Sadly, we did not make the shortlist but the competition was very stiff – over 3000 entries for a shortlist of just 100. All to play for again next year!

Irish Times Best Shops in Ireland

The Lavelle Art Gallery is our family business, run by my husband Gavin Lavelle. This year is the first year that we are entering the Irish Times Best Shops in Ireland award 2015 and this is where you dear readers, can help – we would love to have your nomination!

All you have to do is click this link Best Shops in Ireland and fill in the nomination form. Here’s the information you will need:

The Lavelle Art Gallery

Best Specialist Shop

County Galway

The rest is up to you 🙂

 

Post Script

Thanks to everyone who nominated us – we were delighted to have our photo featured in the Irish Times Magazine on Saturday 8th August. Sadly we did not make the short list this year but the competition was very stiff – over 3000 entries for a short list of 100. All to play for again next year.

 

The Clearing

Summer is always busy in Clifden and this year is no exception, in spite of the atrocious weather. There is a multitude of demands – children to be occupied, ferried around, fed and watered ( yes the basics, ) gallery business to be attended to, a new part time summer job ( teaching art at the Elm Tree Centre in Clifden which is an absolute joy for me ) and last but not least, paintings to be made. Continue reading

Into June

I drove out towards Moyard with my camera this week in search of some seasonal colour – the luminous green of new growth and some pinks and purples from the bog flowers. I did not find what I expected – yes there is new growth but it does not seem as striking to me as in other years and the bog flowers are certainly not in abundance yet. Perhaps it is still too early and there is no doubt that we have had very little sunshine so far this year. Continue reading

Lavelle Art Gallery Relaunch Party

Gavin with friends Carol Anne and Kevin

Gavin with friends Carol Anne Joyce and Kevin Griffin

 

We will remember this June Bank Holiday week end for a couple of reasons – firstly because it was the occasion of our much vaunted ‘relaunch party’ ( a plan we’ve had in the pipeline since we developed the gallery late last year ) and secondly because of the atrocious weather. I gasped when I read the forecast early last week and I tried desperately to find just one contradictory prediction but it all became a reality on Saturday night. Continue reading