My Ghost of Shandon exhibition at the 2020 Gallery on the North Mall in Cork City has been extended until September 8th. The extended exhibition will join the Cork Textiles group exhibition at the gallery as part of Cork Craft Month 2012. Id like to thank gallery curator Sheelah Moloney for suggesting the extended Ghost of Shandon exhibition.
"The fact that history can provide the most fertile playground for a child's imagination is beautifully harnessed in a new graphic novel, Ghost of Shandon."
-Fiona Kelly, Sunday Business Post
Id like to thank everyone that made the exhibition opening night at the Twenty Twenty Gallery last Thursday night so special. The exhibition is my first solo gallery exhibition and is curated by Sheelah Moloney. Id like to thank Sheelah for the wonderful job that she has done and all her help with the opening night. A very special thanks must also go to Cork based poet, Thomas McCarthy, who officially launched the exhibition with an amazing speech. I of course, would also like to thank everyone that attended the exhibition opening night and packed the Twenty Twenty Gallery.
Here is a photograph of the occasion by photographer Stefan Syrowatka:
The Ghost of Shandon exhibition at the Twenty Twenty Gallery on the North Mall in Cork City, is well and truly under way. Here are some photographs of the exhibition which runs until August 25th. Please pop in, if you're in the Cork City area!
My debut solo gallery exhibition starts this morning at the Twenty Twenty Gallery on the North Mall in Cork City. The exhibition runs from today August 14th to August 25th. It features an exclusive selection of art work from my book Ghost of Shandon. There will be a special opening night this Thursday at 6 o'clock and the exhibition will be officially launched by Cork based poet, Thomas McCarthy.
So if you're in the Cork area, please pop in and have a look!
This is the Ghost of Shandon book review by Pet O'Connell, children's book critic-
'The phrase "bringing history to life" dosen't quite do this remarkable creation justice.
'This is a first novel notable for its stunning illustrations and attention to detail of Cork's fascinating past.'
Id just like to thank everyone that packed out the children's department of the Cork City Library last Saturday for the Ghost of Shandon book launch. Special mention must go to the library staff including Eibhlin Cassidy, the deputy Lord Mayor of Cork City and my publisher Roz Crowley of Onstream Publications. Id also like to thank P Gurgel Segrillo, Jade Segrillo and Ruairi O Sullivan Garvey for their work dressed as the Ghost of Shandon characters and Rosalind Norman, Sarah Sutton and Tina Carroll for selling the books!
Photo of the book signing by Owen Courtney and photo of the speech by Roberto Garcia-
The Irish Examiner photographer Dan Lenihan did a fantastic job yesterday in a photo shoot for the book launch up in Shandon, Cork City. The three main characters for the book were played by Ruairi O'Sullivan Garvey as Ronan, Jade Segrillo as Aisling and P Gurgel Segrillo as the Dualachan. Jade and Ruairi did fantastic jobs for the photography shoot. Here is one of the photographs from the morning:
In the lead up to the book launch this coming Saturday at the Cork City Library, I will be interviewed by Ann Dalton of Cork City Community Radio for the program Le Cheile. The radio interview will be broadcast this Saturday morning, August 11th at 11 AM on the Le Cheile show. You can listen to the interview by tuning into 100.5 FM in Cork City, Saturday morning.
This is the Cork News article about the Ghost of Shandon book launch at the Cork City Library from last Friday's edition of the newspaper. Id like to thank the Cork News for their continued support.
Online version: Ghostly story to be launched on Grand Paradethecorknews.ieCork is set to star in a graphic novel, with the launch of The Ghost of Shandon at the City Library next week. Created by Kilcully illustrator, Alan Corbett, the novel is based in 18th century Cork city, when the French Huguenots, Dutch merchants, British landowners and the local Irish made Leeside ...