St Patrick's Festival: Pauline Bewick Art Exhibition
Pauline Bewick is one of Ireland's most acclaimed artists.
You will see work from her journeys across Ireland, Wales, England, Tuscany, Turkey, China and the South Pacific, etc. For more than 70 years Bewick has represented her life in sketchbooks, sculpture, paper, canvas, tapestry etc, pouring out her emotional and intellectual thoughts.
The past 35 years have seen Pauline’s work develop into an internationally recognisable style, becoming an integral part of Ireland’s cultural legacy. The artist herself, however, continues to follow her own path. Over the years she has created work which reflect her own philosophies, such as the Yellow Man, her ideal being. She lived with the Maurie people for over two years in the South Pacific, painting and writing, hoping to find the perfect society.
On turning 70, Pauline donated 500 pieces of her life’s work to the Irish Nation. The Seven Ages Collection represents each decade and facet of a woman’s life, and are on display in Waterford and Kerry. A further travelling collection of 250 pieces are available to exhibit worldwide.
To this day Pauline’s artistic work is central to her life. She remains rooted in the present. She is always open to new artistic challenges.