Cultúrlann Sweeny Gallery present ‘’ Wild Atlantic Inspiration’’ by artist Kim Thittichai.
Kim Thittichai is a textile artist, international tutor, and author of 4 books. Hot Textiles, Experimental Textiles, Layered Textiles and Reclaimed Textiles, lots of textiles!!
Kim moved to Fodra on Loop Head from Brighton on the South Coast of the U.K. in November 2016 looking for a change of pace.
It was a big change, but worth making that leap from a very busy and noisy city to the peace and beauty of the Loop Head Peninsula. It is salve for the soul.
The rock pools of Ross Bay are an endless delight to Kim. The layer upon layer of texture and colour of the seaweeds are a never-ending inspiration. Kim has always taken photographs for creative reference and teaching aids for composition. The stunning local natural landscape of the cliffs and fields and local buildings all inspire Kim in her work and photography.
Kim’s latest flight of fancy is to create a range of work based on the hares that run around and play in the yard out side her house. There is one, larger hare, that has been christened ‘Harry’. He is subject of her latest body of work. Harry is a whimsical, rather magical, character that is going to keep Kim busy for a while to come.
The exhibithion runs from the 2nd of September to the 23rd of September. The official launch takes place on the 4th of Sept at 6 pm. All are welcome to attend and this event is free.
Sonas Studio is where Kim works, next to her house at Fodra, between the Bridges of Ross and the lighthouse. There are regular Open Studio weekends where you come and chat to Kim and see what she is up to. There will be several workshops to choose from at Sonas Studio next year.