A stunning Sculpture Exhibition has been installed at The Montenotte Hotel’s sunken Victorian Gardens, in association with the prestigious Kildare Gallery.
In keeping with The Montenotte’s commitment to support Irish art and culture, 39 sculptures by 18 Irish artists, including Bob Quinn, Stephanie Hess and Donnacha Cahill have adorned the gardens, which also boast a wildflower meadow, a woodland walk and a picturesque fountain. The works range in themes, scale and materials including ceramic, bronze, bog oak and copper steel.
With showcase events like Bloom cancelled, this is the largest outdoor exhibition of its kind in Ireland this year.
Locals and visitors alike are encouraged to visit the Sculpture Exhibition and wander around the wonder of these secret gardens, which were only recently rediscovered and restored to their former glory of 100 years ago. Your body and mind will truly relax as you peruse the art, breathe in the aromatic scents of lavender, myrtle and rosemary, and listen to the soothing sounds of the water fountain.
You can also take in the spectacular views of the exhibition, Victorian Gardens and Cork city from a high at The Montenotte’s recently refurbished Panorama Terrace. You can see why it’s one of Ireland’s most instragrammable hotels!
The Sculpture Exhibition at The Montenotte will run until September 26th. All of the pieces are available to purchase and more information can be found on www.themontenottehotel.com/sculpture or www.thekildaregallery.ie .
The Montenotte also has an ongoing Artist in Residence programme, where they showcase stunning paintings from Irish artists throughout the boutique hotel all year, in association with The Gallery Kinsale. The current artist in residence is Debbie Chapman, whose latest work looks at our response to having our movements restricted and the opportunity to view the world through a new lens.
For more see TheMontenotteHotel.com/sculpture