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Expo of work by Sligo based designer Jerusha Marley now open!

We are coming out of lockdown with a fantastically colourful expo by Sligo based artist and designer Jerusha Marley.

May Expo at the SG ArtShop.

Jerusha Marley is a Fashion Designer/Illustrator based on the Wild West Coast of Ireland.Born in Gloucestershire, England, raised in Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Jerusha studied Fine and Applied Arts in the University of Ulster, York St, Belfast graduating with a BA(hons)Degree in Fine and Applied Arts.

The inspiration for her artworks is taken from Shamanic practice, the local land around her and Celtic Mythology. All her artworks are hand drawn from start to finish. From here they are digitized and sent to Lake Como, Italy where a team of some of the finest Artisans translate her artworks onto luxury silk. The entire process to create just one silk is done with much love, inspiration, creativity and attention to detail. With that in mind only very small quantities of each artwork are taken to print creating a very special, luxurious and unique piece of wearable art.

www.jerushamarley.com


Recently Jerusha has created The Antique Saree Project – Smock Dresses

This stunning project launches with a collection of smock dresses intricately and masterfully tailored together with the use of antique Indian Saree fabrics. Each dress is one of a kind and contains a mixture of the luxurious antique and vintage silks, cottons and velvets.

The Antique Saree Project.

A wondrously sustainable collection Made on the West Coast of Ireland. Bringing new life to beautiful fabrics to treasure again for lifetimes to come.You can see an example at the Expo.


Exclusive design for Artipoppe

The Dutch company Artipoppe, the fashion forward high-end baby carrier brand, commission Jerusha exclusively to design their gorgeous packaging.Some of these fantastic boxes are also on display at the Expo


Jerusha is a familiar figure the SG Artshop, purchasing all her art supplies from us. Most of the work is created using Winsor & Newton Promarkers, Brushmarkers and Posca pens.

See our ranges of acrylic paints, oil paints and watercolour paints, as well as our canvases and other arts & crafts supplies.

The SG Artshop supplies a range of high quality art and craft materials to local artists, both professional and recreational. We are open 6 days a week and are delighted to welcome you to this show of work.

If you would like to showcase your work in the SG Artshop little gallery, please get in touch.

Exhibition of work by Students of Sligo’s Open Door Gallery & Studio

The fourth SG ArtShop exhibition will open on October 12th with a unique group show.

October show at the SG ArtShop.

We are moving into the darker months of the year and appropriately our last show of work by Sligo based artist Sylvia Ripon raised badly needed funds for the charity Aware. At the SG Artshop we were delighted to have the opportunity to donate our sales commission to this worthwhile cause.

Our upcoming event is a group show by students of the Open Door Gallery & Studio. Situated in Branley’s Yard, Rathcormack Craft Village, where artists’ Póilín Mc Gowan and Tanis Gordon Smith both exhibit their paintings, facilitate workshops and tutor classes to adults and children.

The collection of work by Open Door’s students have a varied genre enabling them to pursue their personal artistic talents. They choose themes ranging from fantasy/landscape/seascape/collage and still life using both acrylic and oil paints through a variety of styles. We hope you enjoy their work and any queries regarding pieces on display can be made to the SG ArtShop or to The Open Door.  

If you would like to join any future classes, please get in touch. Classes offered are in Drawing/Acrylic/Oil painting in Studio & Online using Zoom.

Contact the Open Door at opendoorgalleryandstudio@gmail.com    Phone: Póilín- 0857779625        Phone Tanis- 0876001027

www.opendoorgalleryandstudio.com

Participating Artists

Acrylic Paintings by- Dympna Haughton, Dympna O Carroll, Tina Geraghty

Oil Paintings by- Pauline Diamond, Karen Comerton, Sylvia Thirlway, Aoife Kane

See our ranges of acrylic paints, oil paints and watercolour paints, as well as our canvases and other arts & crafts supplies.

The SG Artshop supplies a range of high quality art and craft materials to local artists, both professional and recreational. We are open 6 days a week and are delighted to welcome you to this show of work.

Exhibition of work by Sylvia Ripon

We are delighted to announce the third in our series of exhibitions in the SG ArtShop.

September/October show at the SG ArtShop

We had a lovely successful show in August & September with Lani gregory and Heike Heim and we are delighted to bring you the news of the third in our series of exhibitions at the SG Artshop with a show of new work by Sligo based artist Sylvia Ripon.

Born in Oxford, England, while at school Sylvia received a scholarship to Art school.After Art school she trained as a nurse in England but always kept up her love for painting and drawing.

In 1966 she moved to Ireland with her Irish husband and their children. She continued to paint and draw when time allowed. In 1988 with her family reared she had the opportunity to follow her passion for art and entered Sligo Regional Technical College (now known as Sligo Institute of Technology) as a mature student.She was involved in print, ceramics, paint, photography, sculpture, drawing and art history. Sylvia graduated in 1992 with a diploma in fine art.


Sylvia has lived in the northwest coastal area since 1986, her inspiration comes from there and her love of nature and the countryside. She also has a great love for plants and trees and is a very keen and talented gardener, this passion is also reflected in her work. As she says herself, “I love to paint from my garden”.

Sylvia has participated in many group and solo shows in Ireland, and the UK some of which are listed below.

M.A.D. Festival Cork,

Exhibition for Kurdish refugees, Sligo,

The Barrel store, Carrick-on-Shannon,

Art for Africa, Sligo

Women’s artist exhibition, Ennis,

Local Sligo artists, Yeats Gallery Sligo

Art auction, Limerick

One world one week, Derry

N.C.E.A. print exhibition Dublin

Solo show, Sligo Park hotel.

Sligo Arts festival

The Source, Sligo

Sylvia wishes to donate all proceeds from her exhibition to go to Aware Ireland in a bid to help at this unprecedented time.

See our ranges of acrylic paints, oil paints and watercolour paints.

The SG Artshop supplies a range of high quality art and craft materials to local artists, both professional and recreational.We are open 6 days a week and are delighted to welcome you to this show of work by Sylvia