Monday, October 19, 2015

Yeats paintings a short drive from Kilcullen

With Wexford not a lot more than an hour away from Kilcullen these days, a trip down there is currently a unique opportunity to see a selection of Yeats paintings, writes Brian Byrne.

The collection of Jack and John Butler Yeats works from The Model, home of The Niland Collection, have gone on tour for the first time and are on view at the Wexford Arts Centre.

The ‘Yeats & Son - John and Jack Butler Yeats’ exhibition was officially opened last week by Emer McGarry, Deputy Director of Model Arts and Niland Gallery and will remain in situ until 21 November.

Twenty-eight different works are included in this exhibition with 14 pieces by Jack B Yeats and 14 pieces by John B Yeats going on display.

In 2011 The Model exhibited a different selections of works under the title Yeats & Son and the work of both Jack B Yeats and John B Yeats has not toured elsewhere in Ireland in the past.

Pictured is 'Fortune and her Wheel', by Jack B Yeats.