Events 23rd June



Mosaic River of Smalti with Mireille Swinnen (Belgium). In this three-day workshop you will get a chance to experience what it is like to work with smalti in a painterly style, using a full palette of colours.
Starting out from an image you bring in or one we find together, the instructor will help you translate your image into mosaic by explaining one-on-one and every step of the way what choice of colours to use, what shape to give your tesserae, what andamento to use, where to put your lights and darks, why to use warm or cold colours, why big or small pieces, etc. until you achieve the desired result.
This is a fool-proof procedure. No matter what your skills are, you will go home with a serious understanding of what smalti can do for your mosaics and the piece that you walk away with will be a work of art, not just a sample.
As a surplus and to further your better understanding of good mosaics, each day, the instructor will show a vast array of mosaics on powerpoint for you to examine and for her to demonstrate how these powerful techniques are used in the very appealing works of the Spilimbergo students, one of the major mosaic schools in Italy. Register for the workshop

9.30 am – 5.30 pm
Venue: Olive Stack Gallery


Join local historian Vincent Carmody for a walking tour of Listowel. Pat McAuliffe lived and worked in Listowel, Co. Kerry from 1846 to 1921. In a career as a plasterer and builder he applied exterior plaster, or stucco, upon shopfronts and townhouse facades in the region. From the 1870s onwards he began to develop an ambitious and often exuberant style, using a broad range of elements culled from the vocabulary of classical architecture and ornament while exploring an eclectic mix of art nouveau, Celtic and Byzantine influences.
Text Credit The Stuccowork of Pat McAuliffe of Listowel by Sean Lynch

10 am – 12 pm

Life Drawing

Join us for an untutored life drawing session with a professional female model, from Académie de la Grande Chaumière Paris!
Please bring whatever art materials you wish. Some easels will be available on request, if possible please bring your own.
The life drawing sessions will suit practising visual artists and include both short and long poses.
The Butler Centre is a spacious, historic and characterful venue with abundant natural light. Reserve a place

3.30 pm – 6.30 pm
Venue: The Butler Centre

Art & Food

Join Artists, visitors and friends of Listowel Visual Arts Week for a special Tapas style dining experience and art exhibition by International Artists, all of whom have been awarded an artists residency in Lovely Listowel! Booking essential €35 pp. For reservations contact LLK

6.30 pm First Sitting
Venue: Lizzy’s Little Kitchen

9 pm Second Sitting
Venue: Lizzy’s Little Kitchen