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Exhibitions in Ionad na Bhlascaoid/The Blasket Centre: Ben Dearnley – Stories in Stone

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  • Sub Heading: Oscailt Oifigiúil Aoine/Friday, 5pm
May 03 - 06 2024

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Ionad an Bhlascaoid /The Blasket Centre
Ballynaraha North, Dunquin, Co. Kerry, V92 TH73

International sculpture Ben Dearnley will be exhibiting his latest work, Carraig an Ghiorria, the Hare’s Rock – scéalta bhéaloideais a mhaireann fós faoi ghiorria na hÉireann beo sa tírdhreacht timpeall orainn, gan aon athrú, agus i gcló, Carraig an Ghiorria ag Seán Mac an tSitihgh (Ponc Press).

Ben’s Latest projects and news updates

2024 Spring:

April/May: The Hare’s Rock, a new work inspired by the Irish Hare in stained glass with Portland stone. Installed at The Great Blasket Centre on the west Coast of The Dingle Peninsula.

Spring: Latest works completed ready for this coming summer exhibition at Doddington Hall, Lincoln,UK. Ben is delighted to have been selected to showcase some of his latest works with stained glass and marble within the world famous gardens and inside in the gallery. The marble works each hold a unique aspect which Ben has been developing over the years. All sculptures will be available to purchase from the exhibition. Please get in touch for more information.

BCD Sculpture wins European Enterprise Awards for Contemporary Marble Sculptor of the year 2023 I am delighted to receive this award from EU Business and am always happy to discuss personal, business and community projects. Please get in touch to make your ideas become reality.

March 14th: Dingle Men’s Shed: 3 workshops to celebrate the world class Stained glass windows of Harry Clarke in An Diseart chapel. These will form part of a longer out-reach project to help build strength in our spread out community here on the Peninsular with creative linked workshops at the ‘Shed’.

February 2024: Patches for Peig. The first of these community based workshops was carried out by Ben and his team (Ruth Fanning) in one of Dingle’s schools Bunscoil an Chlochair, as a way to integrate the wider community into this years Feile 2024. The central focus is a celebration of one of Ireland’s most famous storytellers, Peig Sayers. We have created a exciting project which is being picked up by many different community groups across the Peninsular.  Contact Ben for more information and see how you too can get involved.