Féile Ealaíne na Cásca 40 Years A-Growing!

Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne is pleased to announce that this year’s Féile na Cásca or Easter Art Exhibition is 40 years old!  The first exhibition was held in the national school in Dún Chaoin when the then manager of Comharchumann Forbartha Chorca Dhuibhne, Micheál Mac Giobúin invited the Dún Chaoin based artist Maria Simmons-Gooding to organise the exhibition. Maria agreed but only if she could invite local artists and schoolchildren to exhibit their work. Thus began Féile Ealaíne na Cásca and Maria will have her work exhibited in all 40 exhibitions. A feature of each year’s exhibition is the participation of local schoolchildren who will this year have visited many local archaeological sites in the environ of their schools with archaeologist Isabel Bennett. Local artists will assist them prepare their responses to the visits in school and their work will be exhibited at Féile na Cásca 2013 along with the many other participating local and national artists in many art forms.

Mar seo a leanas a scrígh Hilary Pyle ar Fhéile na Cásca 1992:

Féile na Cásca, the Easter Art Exhibition is celebrating its 18th anniversary at Ballyferriter Heritage Centre this year. There are over 150 works, including paintings, in various media, sculpture, metalwork, photographs, assemblages and batik, from the avant garde to the traditional and all the artists living in the Dingle Peninsula, or associated with it in some way” 

“There are honest and personally observed scenes by Diane Lavery and Áine Uí Dhubhshláine; and the primitive local scenes in pub and house, By Fergus O’Brien interpret individual character (and smoke) with understanding and wit”
 
The Cork Examiner 16th April 1992
 
 Sponsored by the Arts Council, Údarás na Gaeltachta, Ealaín na Gaeltachta & Department of Arts, Gaeltacht & Heritage.