Thurles-born author Olive Collins will launch 'Memory of Music' at The Source this September

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Thurles-born author Olive Collins will launch 'Memory of Music' at The Source this September

Thurles-born author Olive Collins will launch her novel 'Memory of Music' at The Source Arts Centre in Thurles on Saturday, September 10th (7pm).

The book, which is published by Poolbeg Press, details the life of the Fogarty family over one hundred turbulent years: 1916-2016.

Betty O’Fogarty is proud and clever. And, spurred on by her belief in her husband Seamus’s talent as a violin-maker and her desire to escape rural life, they elope to a poverty-stricken life in Dublin.

While Seamus is drawn to revolutionary circles and Dublin is then plunged into the chaos and turmoil at Easter 1916, Betty gives birth to her first child to the sound of gunfire and shelling. But Betty vows that she will survive war and want and move her little family out of the tenements. Nothing will stand in her way.

Thurles-born author Olive Collins will launch her novel 'Memory of Music' at The Source Arts Centre in Thurles on Saturday, September 10th (7pm). All are welcome to the launch.

For more details please contact the box office on 0504 90204 (Tuesday to Friday 10am to 5pm, Saturday 2-5pm) or visit thesourceartscentre.ie.

EXCEL ART GALLERY

The Tipperary Excel Art Gallery is delighted to host an exhibition by artist Gary Kearney, entitled “A Ray of Light”, until September 9th which is a collection of acrylic paintings.

Through his work Gary is attempting to portray various aspects of the city, he gathers a large body of photographic images comprising of architecture, perspective and natural lighting. His desire to portray these aspects is based on his impression of the city at the time of photographing.

The city appeals to him because it contains vast amounts of information infinitely being altered through the effects of weather conditions and man's constant obsession with construction and progression.

Gary feels that the environment changes our emotions towards the way we look at certain aspects of our lives and surroundings. He tries try to capture these emotions and encase them within my paintings.

Born in Tipperary, but based in Cork City Kearney graduated from the Crawford College of Art & Design in 2005. His work reflects his interest in architecture, perspective and natural lighting and explores how these change our emotional connection to our city.

His work has been exhibited throughout Ireland, including most recently a solo show at the Linenhall Arts Centre in County Mayo and group shows in the Wandesford Quay Gallery in Cork and The Source Arts Centre in Thurles.

Gary has a studio in the Backwater Artists Group in Cork where he has been a member since 2010. His work is represented in public collections such as the Crawford Municipal Art Gallery and the Office of Public Works.

The Tipperary Excel Arts Gallery continues to host a broad-based art exhibition programme.

When there is an art exhibition taking place the opening hours are Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm.

During art exhibitions all are welcome and admission the exhibitions is Free.

For further details please contact the Tipperary Excel Art Gallery on 062 80520.