Boyle Arts Festival | Connections

King House | 21st July - 7th August

Opening Thursday 20th July
The Festival and Exhibition will be officially opened on Thursday 20th July in King House at 8pm

Times: 11am – 5pm Daily and at times of events at King House from 21st July until 7th August.

This year’s exhibition is selected by leading Irish painter Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh, with curators Sarah Searson and Laura Mahon and features circa 100 artists from across Ireland. Building on the great work of previous selectors, 2023 will see a strong emphasis on painting, and the theme Connections will be manifested through diverse artistic approaches and by linking newer generations of emerging artist with more established senior artists.

The magnificent setting of King House will yet again showcase leading artists from across the island of Ireland and continues the strong North-South flavour, earning it a place as one of Ireland’s most anticipated and prestigious summer celebrations of the arts. Showcasing over 100 artists, with a concentration on painting, sculpture, drawing and photography, Connections promises a visual thread celebrating the richness and diversity of Irish art that has characterized the exhibition annually over the past 34 years

The show is a delightful and joyous occasion, which highlights some of the wonderful artistic talent in the region and draws artists from throughout Ireland. It is an excellent opportunity to see and buy new work by some of Ireland’s new and leading Artists.


Exhibiting Artists are

Abigail O’Brien, Adrian O’Carroll, Alice Maher, Andrea Kavanagh, Andy Parsons, Ann Quinn, Anna MacLeod, Anna Spearman, Annette Gaffney, Austin Ivers, Banbha McCann, Blaise Smith, Brian Fay, Casey Walshe, Cathy Carman, Ciara Roche, Comhghall Casey, Cornelius Browne, David Smith, Dermot Seymour ,Diane Henshaw, Dominique Crowley, Eamon Colman, Eddie Kennedy, Eileen McDonagh, Elaine Byrne, Eleanor McCaughly, Elva Mulchrone, Eve O’Callaghan, Fiach Mcguine, Fiona Finlay, Fiona Mulholland, Fionna Murray, Frederic Huska, Gary Coyle, Gemma Browne, Gwen O’Dowd, Helen Ryan, James Kelly, Jennifer Trouton, Jenny Jessop, Jenny Mahony, Joanne Boyle, John Gibbons, Julie Merriman, Karen Ebbs, Kate Oram, Kevin Mooney, Kiera O’Toole, Leona Kennedy, Leonora Neary, Malachy Costello, Margaret Fitzgibbon, Marielle MacLeman, Mark Garry, Martin Lyttle, Mary McCaffrey, Matthew Gammon, Maurice Quillinan, Michael Wann, Mick O’Dea, Naomi Draper, Nuala Clarke, Olwyn Colgan, Orla McHardy, Paddy Critchley, Padraig Cunningham, Pat Harris, Patrick MacAllister, Patrick Redmond, Philip Moss, Ronnie Hughes, Samir Rana, Sarah Tynan, Selma Makela, Shelagh Honan, Sian Costello, Simon Carman, Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Siobhan Cox-Carlos, Siobhan O’Callaghan, Siún Nic Suibhne, Stephanie Deady, Stephen Loughman, Susan Mannion, Susan Montgomery, Tamsin Snow, Tinka Bechert, Vanya Lambrecht Ward, Vera Klute, William Murray, William O’Neill


There will also be a number of events held for the duration of the exhibition, including a Curator's Tour with Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh. 


Curators tour of Exhibition
Fri 21st, 11am, King House

A Walking and Talking Tour of Exhibition Highlights with curator and artist Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh. Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh graduated in 2001 from Fine Art Painting at the Dublin Institute of Technology. Ní Mhaonaigh is widely considered one of Irelands leading painters. She has exhibited extensively in both Ireland and abroad at venues including Limerick City Gallery of Art, Anthony Slayter-Ralph Fine Art, Los Angeles, Centre Culturel Irlandais Paris, Millennium Court Arts Centre, Armagh, Highlanes Municipal Art Gallery, and The Living Room Gallery, New York. Ní Mhaonaigh’s work is represented in numerous public and private collections. She is represented by Kevin Kavanagh Gallery.


For more information about events please follow the link below. 

21 July 2023