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Doneraile Art Fest are delighted to announce Cork's First Plein Air competition will take place on Sunday, 15th of August. That morning, plein air artists will descend from all over the country to capture the stunning landscape of Doneraile Estate. Professional and amateur artists are invited along to paint and there are still a few places left, while the public can look forward to the outdoor exhibition.

Members of the public are welcome to view and to buy art at exhibitions in front of Doneraile Court from 5p.m. on Sunday, 15th of August. First Prize is 1,000, sponsored by Cork County Council and second prize is 300, sponsored by Mallow Credit Union.

The festival will run from the 12th- 15th of August with workshops to suit every taste which include Painting for the Petrified' and craft workshops. Those with a little more experience will enjoy our Plein air guided workshop or learning to paint the portrait in oils, followed by a day painting from a live model. The amazing Me and the Moon' will facilitate a workshop for the 8+ age group and teens will enjoy our popular Caricature Workshop.

Our mindful workshops; Therapeutic Art, Yoga and Colour and Heart of the Wombyn will afford you an opportunity to tap into your unique, creative wellbeing. You don't have to be experienced in self expression, art or yoga-all you need is a desire to know yourself, calm your mind and spirit, leaving room to explore more creative thoughts. These take place on the grounds of Newtown House, an oasis of calm and tranquillity. The workshops will be held in accordance with Government guidelines.

Doneraile Art Fest is supported by Cork County Council, Creative Ireland and Fermoy Municipal Council. We are also delighted to have received generous sponsorship from Mallow Credit Union, Cavanagh's of Charleville, Two Green Witches Skincare, Philips Bookshop, The Oriel Charleville, Cork Art Supplies and Great Artitude, Doneraile.

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