To continue our ongoing commitment to support Irish arts and culture, we are delighted to host the third year of the annual sculpture exhibition, in association with prestigious The Kildare Gallery. A spectacular collection of over 43 sculptures with contemporary designs from leading Irish artists has been installed in the Victorian gardens of The Montenotte Hotel, running from August 27th to October 10th This collection has attributes of imagination and positivity with many figurative sculptures. The theme this year is of “Reawakening”

43 sculptures by 18 Irish artists will adorn the gardens, which also boast a wildflower meadow, a woodland walk, and a picturesque fountain. The works range in themes, scale and materials including ceramic, bronze, bog oak and copper steel.

Sculpture Exhibition Catalogue

THE EXHIBITION

Locals and visitors alike are encouraged to visit the Sculpture Exhibition and wander around the wonder of our Victorian sunken gardens, which were rediscovered and restored to their former glory of 100 years ago in 2018. The exhibition is open daily from 10am. Please note, public health & safety guidelines will be strictly adhered to. Pre-bookings is not required, however we ask guests to check in at the hotel reception to be directed to the exhibition.

Commenting at the exhibition, General Manager at The Montenotte Hotel, Brian Bowler said, “As a hotel that has an ongoing connection to the arts, this exhibition is very special for us and something we look forward to every year. Our Victorian gardens have been transformed into an enchanting sculpture garden that is a wonder for the eye and a feast for the soul! There is nothing quite like art in this form to intrigue and excite the imagination…so hats off to all the artists for creating such a spectacular juxtaposition of truly wonderful art that works together beautifully. We would like to thank each artist and The Kildare Gallery for bringing this striking showcase to life and we hope our visitors enjoy the chance to view some of the best sculptures in the country over the next few weeks!”.

THE KILDARE GALLERY

Ruth Liddle from the Kildare Gallery said, “We are so delighted to be back in Cork showcasing contemporary designs from leading sculptors in The Montenotte Hotel. The elegant Victorian sunken garden is a beautiful backdrop to this unique collection of vibrant artwork by our family of contemporary artists at The Kildare Gallery. The collection is one of imagination and positivity and we are so appreciative that The Montenotte Hotel also has these attributes. We are so grateful for their continued and real support.”

CONTACTING THE KILDARE GALLERY

The Sculpture Exhibition at The Montenotte will run from the 27th of August until the 10th of October.  Many pieces are available to purchase and more information can be found online at The Kildare Gallery or you can send a request for more information via email.  

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