Local Wicklow artist Louise Cherry has been selected to exhibit at the forthcoming “Other Art Fair” in King Cross, London, June 30th – July 3rd, a curated contemporary art fair supported by Saatchi Art.
The Other Art Fair are an international organisation who host curated art fairs in London, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas, Sydney and Melbourne. They are a global collection of creative thinkers, game changers and pleasure seekers sharing the work of emerging talent and creating unforgettable experiences.
Louise will be travelling to London next week with two new collections of work to exhibit at the fair taking place in the West Handyside Canopy in Kings Cross.
“It has been a very busy few months getting all my work finished for the show, I only found out I had been selected at Easter, so there have been a lot of late night studio sessions,” she said.
Louise recently moved into a new and larger studio space on Dunbur Road in the town, previously she had been working from a tower in her home which is a converted Coastguard station.
“My tower was fantastic, and I loved the sea views and the energy created by the weather but it was getting too small as my canvases got bigger and bigger, I couldn’t handle the 3 flights of stairs into the tower room anymore.
“I love my new space, its amazing, about three times as big and I feel like a grown up going out to work again! I have been working from home for too long, it’s definitely time to more on.”
Louise, a huge supporter of bringing contemporary art to Wicklow Town opened a gallery in the town December 2020 just after the 2nd lockdown, the Louise Cherry Gallery is on Mortons Lane in the town and is a gem of local contemporary art.
This year in her gallery Louise launched her “Featured Artist” programme where she will be featuring selected local contemporary artists through individual exhibitions in her gallery. The
inaugural Featured Artist exhibition will take place this August, featuring local contemporary
abstract painter, Louise Shearer.
She said: “It’s an exciting time, as Wicklow Town emerges, changes and grows, so too do consumer tastes and there is a lot of interest in more contemporary local art, I really want to support these artists and promote their work and bring this exciting genre of art to the local consumer, it’s going to be a busy summer.”