Great day and night in Killarney for the opening of the Kerry Visual Artists' Showcase 2017. Many thanks to the Kerry Arts Office for a wonderful opening and for all their work. Very honoured to have had my work selected and it was lovely to show my work in my home county for the first time. The exhibition was co-funded by Kerry County Council and the Arts Council, and curated by Ian McDonagh, Arts Officer for Cork County Council.
Going back to my roots for Culture Night 2017! Thrilled to be one of eight artists selected for this Showcase.
Kerry Visual Artists Showcase Opening 2017 - featuring the work of Des Fitzgerald, Karen Hendy, Kaye Maahs, Roisín McGuigan, David Morrison, Philip O’Rourke, Niamh Porter & Tracy Sexton. This is the third annual visual art Showcase.
At the Department of Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht, New Road, Killarney on Culture Night Friday 22nd September.
Just a couple of photos from the opening of my solo exhibition Here, There and Somewhere in Between: Land, Sea & Bog at the Claremorris Gallery, Mayo in July. Lovely evening had by all and some red dots as well! Check out www.claremorrisgallery.com for more information.
21st July -18th August, King House
So honoured to have been invited by curator Paul McKenna to show my painting at the main exhibition 'Facing West' at Boyle Art Festival 2017. Such a lovely opening and it was just wonderful to meet so many of the other artists on the night. Delighted that my painting Bό Chluasach Dearg Bhríde - Brigid's Red Eared Cow is going to a wonderful home! Enjoy the pictures.
Delighted to have my painting Summer Haze #1 selected for Cairde Visual 2017 that takes place this year at the Model, Sligo. Looking forward to going up to Sligo to see the show, congrats to everyone else's who had their work selected.
Had a wonderful evening at the launch of the new gallery at Hambly & Hambly, Dunbar House, Ennikillen, on Thursday 27th April 2017. It was a magical evening filled with delightful people, wonderful poetry, beautiful music and stunning artwork set in such a unique location. Delighted to have my work included in the 'Reset the Compass' Exhibition at the Gallery. Congrats to Ruth Le Gear who launched her art book 'Water Senses' on the night and to curator Helen Sharp for putting such fabulous work together. Thanks to Hambly & Hambly for giving me the opportunity to be a part of this and I wish you all well for the future. If you are interested in viewing this exhibition email; firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an appointment, the exhibition runs until the 1st June 2017.
My painting for the Daughter of the Dagda Exhibition at the KAVA Courthouse, Kinvara. This work was inspired by the folkore and stories surrounding both Brigid the Pagan Goddess and the well known Saint Brigid that I came across in my research. White cows or white cows with red ears were seen as sacred animals in pagan times as there was a belief that they connected this world to the next. Also St. Brigid was said to have traveled the land of Ireland in the company of a white cow with red ears and it is believed that the animal not only sustained Brigid but also the poor she encountered on her travels. It was lovely to have been part of this exhibition that celebrated both the Pagan Goddess and the Saint through the medium of art. An exhibition that highlighted the Feminine, Mother Nature, Celtic traditions and Irish folklore. I suppose you could say that with this painting I have now become part of the process of continuing the tradition of passing Brigid's story down to the next generation!
Kaye Maahs, Artist