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

Joint Exhibition of work by Lani Gregory & Heike Heim

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

Exhibition at the SG ArtShop.

After all the Covid-19 disruption, we are delighted to be able to continue our series of exhibitions at the SG Artshop with a joint show of new work by Sligo based artists Lani Gregory and Heike Heim.

Lani’s Art has a fun take on her love of all things “by the Sea”. She paints in watercolours & acrylics, enjoying both mediums for their different qualities. Colour is an important part of Lani’s work. If her art can uplift then she’s a happy camper. See more at www.love-lanis-art.com


Heike likes to paint most days, reflecting back on daily walks and places she has been,letting her memory guide her intuitively through a painting. Abstraction of the Landscape is an objective.

‘I think looking closer or looking into a distance the shapes and colours repeat themselves,there is a rhythm that connects’

See more at www.heikeheimartdesign.com

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 Lani & Heike.

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