Green Wood Chairs

West Cork Inspires

During the 1960's and the following decades a significant number of artists and craftspeople began moving to West Cork, following their dream of a simple life in an unspoilt landscape. Often inspired by books like “Self Sufficiency” and “Silent Spring” these young people moved west looking for a better way of life. They were attracted to West Cork in particular by the stunning landscapes and low property prices but as the creative community grew, it became an attraction in its own right. For a brief period, a rare combination of circumstances existed in the region which facilitated the growth of arts and crafts in West Cork and gained the region a glowing reputation for it's unique culture, combining a “laid back” life style with traditional country living.

 

“West Cork Inspires” tells the story of the creative community in West Cork and profiles some of it's most outstanding protagonists.

 

“West Cork Inspires” is being launched in 4 different venues:

March 1st 2011 – Europe House, London SW1. Private View with Introduction by Lord Puttnam and hosted by the Irish Embassy – open to the public and running until March 5th .

May 19th 2011 – Farmleigh, Phoenix Park, Dublin running for approx 6 weeks

October – Cork Public Museum Fitzgerald Park, Cork until end of December.

January 2012 – West Cork Arts Centre, North Street, Skibbereen. Dates tbc.

 

The book launches take place alongside a landmark exhibition, celebrating 50 years of studio crafts in West Cork. Curated by Etain Hickey.

 

To order your copy now contact Alison Ospina, Green Wood Chairs, The Wooden House, Rossnagoose, Skibbereen, West Cork, Ireland

 

Tel: +353 (0)28 21890

 

West Cork Inspires by Alison Ospina

West Cork Inspires
Author: Alison Ospina

Price: £25stg or €30 + P&P

 

© 2011 Green Wood Chairs, The Wooden House, Rossnagoose, Skibbereen, West Cork, Ireland

Tel: +353 (0)28 21890 | Email: alison@greenwoodchairs.com