Summertime at the big house. Sculpture on the lawn.
Lunch in the conservatory. Ballymaloe House
|Side view of James Joyce by John Coll
I always enjoy my visit to the annual Richard Scott Sculpture Gallery Ballymaloe exhibition. So popular ha sit become that it now has made a permanent home on the lawn in front of the big house with a field of barley growing alongside. While you may not walk on the barley, the exhibition organisers have created a 600 meter grass pathway weaving through the long grass alongside the mown sculpture area.
|Head-on view of James Joyce by John Coll. Best in show?
|A field of sculpture
|Sunny Day by Eileen Singleton
Eileen Singleton has a trio of these pieces in the show and I liked all three though this is perhaps my favourite!
|Free range Caherbeg Bacon
|Sea Eagle by Ester Barrett
|The Tall Green Hare by Seamus Connolly
|Sir Dan by Aidan Harte
|Pugilist by Jason Ellis. Jason's Supplicant also impresses.
|Hedgehogs by Richard Healy
This small scale bronze could well be one of the most popular pieces in the exhibition, makes everybody smile. I like it of course though my overall favourite is the James Joyce, the one that makes you frown!