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A R T I S T S !


* Tin Jug Studio is a great little gallery for your exhibition!
* Charming location within the heart of Birr.
* Facilities for artists to meet, relax and make refreshments.
* Sales Commission is very reasonable.
* WIFI connection.

* Tin Jug Studio is a highly ADAPTABLE SPACE:


Tinjug Studio


The gallery area may look traditional and 'cluttered' but just about everything can be dismantled and removed, including the fireplace!
The wood and glass shelving on the long stone wall is a very clever system, made by local craftsmen. It can be quickly assembled for craftworks, sculptures, etc., or it can be handily disassembled and stored for effective, full-wall displays.

The four-part screen is ideal for displaying photographs/artwork and can be left in place beside the staircase, or can be used free-standing within the space in two/three/four-part sections.

The lighting system is adaptable: highlight your artworks or remove some fixtures for more atmospheric effects.

Projection screen for installation/video art/short films.

You can even decide which entry door to use! (Centre or side).
The courtyard can also be used for open-air displays of sculpture, or under canvas option.
Rent the studio for your own workshops or classes.


* For even lower sales commission options:


You can rent the gallery and organize invitations, opening night and staffing, yourself.
Or rent the gallery, and get some assistance from the studio.


Martina said: 'It's the best I've ever been treated by any gallery!'


* Ask for details and space plans!
  Gallery and Studio dimensions:
  13.5 feet x 13 feet (4.1 metres x 4 metres)

  18ft x 15.1 ft (5.5 metres x 4.7 metres)





Group exhibitions are curated by Tin Jug Studio. First night openings are by invitation and the exhibitions are open to the public daily, for a week to ten days during festival times and seasonal events. But at other times:


* For buyers, artwork can be viewed By Appointment, (as the studio is part of a private home).

* Buyers sometimes wish to view portfolios and meet local artists at the studio before considering a commission.

* A delightful opportunity for visitors to the area: Rosalind can arrange a special tour to a number of local artists' studios.  

(Fee charged, with discount to purchasers.)



Artists who have exhibited at Tin Jug Studio, in solo and group shows include:


Jock Nichol

Landscape Painter (mountains a speciality.) Oils and Acrylics
His evocative and atmospheric paintings have been bought for private and public collections, at home and abroad. He was a very popular tutor in full-day classes at TJS.

Wendy Shea

'Dolly and Babe' - her marvellous character drawings of sheep and pigs!
Formerly a well-known newspaper cartoonist and stage designer. Sold to private collections. The TJS exhibition was launched by Sunday Independent editor, Aengus Fanning.

Christopher O'Donoghue

American Landscape Paintings and Life Drawings. Acrylics, Watercolours, Oil Pastels, etc.
A philosopher; an art teacher at St. Joseph's Cistercian College. Sold to private collectors. A popular feature of TJS Vintage Week exhibitions were Chris's 'Portraits for a euro a minute'.

Justin Mulrooney

'Chess' - Mixed Media/Abstract/Installation. Photography, Ink, Acrylics, etc.
A number of artworks from this exhibition were sold to Shannon Development Company, etc. He is a keen chess player and at a blind chess-players tournament in India, he met and later married a Kazakstani woman, and presently lives there.


'Angels' - Painter in Acrylics.
A singer songwriter, his albums have included 'Paint the Day' and 'Sketch the Night'. His exhibition at TJS almost sold out. He completely adapted the space for a unique installation.

Kieran Brennan

Defined Horizons - Bogland and Landscape paintings.
Works in mixed media, and a highly talented craftsman of papier maché masks. He is also involved with community art projects. TJS mounted his exhibition with 'boggy' displays and Seamus Heany's poetry about bogs.

Rowena Keaveney

'Printed Patchwork Memory' - Abstract Paintings.
An artist who is a rising star, with a recent purchase for the Office of Public Works collection. She has exhibited in Belfast as well as various venues in the Republic.

Brenda Kelly

'Trees' - a collection of atmospheric mezzotints and drawings.
Her present artworks are of flowers, reminiscent of Georgia O'Keefe. She now paints rather than prints.

Mary Dillon

'Bealtaine' - A May exhibition of her fabulous floral paintings, from botanical to sensual.
Mary is a much-collected artist who now has her own glorious gallery in Roscrea, 'The Almond Tree'. It is well worth a visit as she also exhibits other regional artists' work.

Majella Milne

'American Animation Art'
She has worked in a senior position for several well-known animation companies in the United States. Her cartoon workshops for children were very popular at TJS.

Siobhan Bulfin

Paintings - Equestrian and Portraits.
Siobhan is very much a rising star in the world of equestrian sculpture. A first huge bronze masterpiece is soon to be unveiled at an important public location. Her works sell at the Ib Jorgensen gallery in Dublin, etc.

Jerry Cahir

Abstract Paintings/Mixed Media, Wood Sculptures.
A retired Bank Manager with remarkable artistic talent for abstract works, in various mediums, he is also an accomplished woodcarver. Modest, great fun, highly professional in presentation, he is worth collecting now - and is well worth meeting!

Alison Rosse

Landscapes, Interiors, Life Sketches. Oils, etc.
Lady Rosse has exhibited widely in regional art centres, Dublin's Arts Club and in London's West End. A collected artist, aspects of her paintings are reminiscent of Paul Henry. Well worth collecting now!

Michael Thatcher

Abstract Paintings, Wood Sculptures.
Always loquacious on philosophical subjects, he once toured with his collection of artworks to sell in aid of charity.

Caroline Conway

Woodblock Prints, Fabric Art.
An award-winning but somewhat introverted artist, her bold and brilliant works always sell well.

Jackie Lynch

Prints, Photography and Glass Art Jewellery.
She spent time in China and Japan, learning the art of print-making from masters of the art. Some of her pieces are in corporate collections. She now works very successfully with the elderly under the Anam Beo arts programme, and her '4Eva' fused glass jewellery is unique, wearable art.

Jennie Boelens

Watercolours - Botanical, landscapes, etc.
Her lovely paintings are in private collections, and she has been commissioned by many people, including the famous actor Martin Sheen, whose parents were from Tipperary.

Lynne Gloria Hoare

Paintings/Installations - Acrylics, mixed-media, etc.
'Misunderstood' locally, could be a hit internationally! Always questioning and challenging in her current artworks, meticulous in preparations. TJS previously sold her 'Onions' to Swedes, and other paintings. She was shortlisted for the recent N4 Sculpture competition and her Damien Hirst painting caused a high priced stir at the Flat Lake Festival.

Theo Lambton

Woodblock Prints & Photographs.
As a teenager Theo always showed terrific talent and his presentation is professional. Many of his photographs have sold readily at TJS and when encouraged to show his woodblock prints, these sold too.

The Birr Photography Group

'Winter', first exhibition January 2009.
Photographs by twelve members. Well attended show, with considerable accolades!

Derek Fanning

His abstract, mythical and metamorphic carvings in mostly bog oak, have sold steadily and proceeds go to charities such as BirdWatch Ireland, OSPCA, and Offaly Hospice

Rosalind Fanning

Drawings, Photographs.
'View from a Tent' was a mini-exhibition/installation of drawings and watercolours from a holiday in Jordan. She has, in the past, won a prize for photography and her drawing 'Cartoon Nood' was recently selected for the curated exhibition at Aras an Chontae lobby arts space. She is trying to summon the courage to paint on canvas, rather than walls.

Aisling Morin

Abstract Paintings and Life Drawings.
Solo shows at Birr Theatre and Arts Centre and other arts centres in the region.

...And many others - for details on current exhibitors, please check the Events Page.




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