New art exhibition by Nollaig Dunphy opens at Cork’s Quay Co-op

New art exhibition opens at Cork's Quay Co-op
Nollaig Dunphy with a single of her paintings at the Quay Co-op. Image: Marcin Lewandowski |

An artist who labored at the Quay Co-op for various decades in the 1990s has decided on the setting up as the area for her initial exhibition

Hidden Connections, a sequence of 19 abstract paintings by Nollaig Dunphy, is now on show in the Upstairs at the Co-op cafe. The Cork native is a psychotherapist with a enthusiasm for art. Her exhibition attributes all new perform developed throughout 2022. 

It is a major 12 months for the Quay Co-op as it celebrates its 40th birthday. It was set up in 1982 thanks to a collective energy of feminist, lesbian and gay, environmental and other different groups and individuals. Currently it is a flourishing wholefood retail store, vegetarian restaurant and deli using 50 folks amongst O’Sullivan’s Quay and its satellite shops in Ballincollig and Carrigaline. 

Nollaig says it is great to return to the Quay Co-op, “It feels definitely fitting to be again at the Quay Co-op. I can truly say that having included and operating at the Quay Co-op was the most effective thing that ever transpired to me and it’s the place I fulfilled all of my closest pals. It is these a supportive house and has allowed so numerous people today together with myself to come across our way and be correct to ourselves. My paintings are consultant of my have life and relationships, though of study course it’s summary and hence not visible to other folks. I paint in the hope that the viewer will be happy, curious and perhaps taken momentarily to one more spot.”

Simon Tiptaft, Common Manager of the Quay Co-op included, “We’re thrilled that Nollaig has picked Upstairs at the Co-op as the spot for her first exhibition. We love practically nothing additional than celebrating and featuring some of Cork’s most renowned painters as properly as up-and-coming artists on the partitions of our vegetarian and vegan cafe. The Quay Co-op has been a neighborhood space for 40 many years and we hope to construct on that over the coming months and months. We have not long ago restored the ‘Pawnbroker’s Office’ on the 3rd floor. In the previous it was the HQ for women’s teams, CND and the LGBTQ neighborhood strategies. We are delighted to be ready to supply this extremely distinctive non-public area for business enterprise and social teams to e book at the time once again and with a amount of Nollaig’s paintings hanging there also, we hope the art will give some included inspiration.”

Upstairs at the Co-op vegetarian restaurant is open for lunch and dinner Wednesday to Saturday from 12 noon. The Pawnbroker’s Business office is readily available for private eating, for meetings and cocktail reception-design and style functions. A ‘taster’ choice of Nollaig’s paintings will also be on display in the Downstairs Deli and in Carrigaline and in Ballincollig retailers.

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