Thursday, December 15, 2011

Killarney has the most Christmas spirit,

The Back Lane Gallery all dressed up for Christmas!!!!!!!!!!

Killarney has one the best festival in Ireland!!/christmasinkillarney/posts/10150542210027845This is indeed an amazing result for Killarney. We could not have achieved this without the amazing support of our friends and colleagues who helped us get this across the line on Monday Evening last. So to all of those involved a thousand thank you's are due in particular.. The Children, Parents, and Staff of Cullina National School Beaufort, The Cubs and Scouts, Peter Dunlea, the traders and stall holders at the Christmas Markets in Milk Market Lane, Eamon Mulvihill and his amazing crew at Santa's Secret Village, Valerie for taking fabby pictures, Catriona, Laura, And Denis Pio for agreeing to do the interviews, Michael for taking the film crew around by Jaunting Car Sleigh and to Deirdre and Gina from Fuzion Communications who's brainchild this was and of course the people of Killarney who came out in force on a rainy windy evening to support your town. We can not thank you all enough.
To see the result of our efforts tune in to The Business RTE 1 Monday next 8.30pm.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Back Lane Gallery Annual Christmas Fund

Free pottery workshop at the Back lane Gallery
The Back Lane Gallery is an Artist Collective highlighting artist from Killarney and the surrounding area. We are an artist run gallery. We offer a location for local artists to exhibit and sell their work.  All artists and Craft workers offer free classes and Workshops to the community. Our running costs are high and we are finding it difficult to keep our gallery going.  We are having our annual fundraiser, By donating you will be put in our draw to win one on the following: a precentage of the proceeds will go to Cystic Fibrosis

Oil painting By Terese O'Keeffe
Oil painting By Tina Reed
Hand Painted brooch by Amile Gagne
8 handmade Christmas ornaments by Robin Alger
Pastle painting "sheep in Snow"
and a 10% off loyalty card

All proceeds will go to the Back Lane Gallery Community Art fund!.  We need help to keep our gallery going.  Please Support the Arts. 

If you would like to help, please click the donate button.  Each ticket costs 2 euro.  Every 2.00 donation will be put into our Christmas Draw.

Childrens free card making workshop

Thursday, December 1, 2011

The Back Lane Gallery Christmas and Anniversary Party

We made it!  We have been here for a year!  Recession and all!  It hasn't been easy, but it has been the best no paid job I have every had.  Last November I opened the gallery with a vision of having a place where local professional artist would have a place to exhibit their work and offer affordable art.  The artists contribute towards the rent and a small commission of 15% goes towards the running costs.  I use the space as my studio as well so customers can see a painting in progress on most days. It is not a posh gallery.  It smell of oils and turps and our resident potter Robin is always baking and often brings it in for the customers to sample. The paintings are not over priced and there is something for every one's budget. We also have tried to high light local craft makers and have some beautiful pottery, jewellery, hand made cards and furniture.  During the summer we had our "First Annual Art and Music Festival" All the musicians volunteer there time and were all from Killarney.  This is a community gallery.  Tina Reed offers oil painting classes.  I teach drawing to children and Robin Alger teaches pottery.  All in the gallery!  It has not been easy, but I have love every Minuit.  I would like to thank all the artists for their support!  And thank all of you who have come in to the gallery to support us as well!!!!  We hope we will be here for another year!  PLEASE JOIN US IN CELEBRATING OUR FIRST ANNIVERSARY AND CHRISTMAS ALL IN ONE!  3rd of December from 6 until 9.  Music by Geroid O'Duinnin and Christmas Carols by soprano Mary Culloty O'Sullivan.  Refreshments and Santa's Grotto is right outside our door!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Christmas in Killarney

It is Coming up to Christmas and The Back Lane Gallery is getting into the swing of things. The gallery will be filled with Beautiful painting by local artists from around Kerry.  Handmade crafts such as jewelery, pottery, hand made cards, prints, etc. are all there under one roof.  Please join us for our Christmas Exhibition and our One year anniversary on the 3rd of December from 7pm until 9pm. Mulled wine homemade nibbles and live music! 10% off of any painting on the night!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A magical night at the 1st Annual Back Lane Arts and Music Festival

Mary Cullity O'Sullivan was one of the many preformances of the day.  She was the final preformance of the evening. What a wonderful way to end the day!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

27th and 28th of August, The Back Lane First Annual Art and Music Festival

The BACK LANE Arts Fest on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th August.
The event will be an exciting mix of art and music, with Plein Air painting demonstrations around Killarney, FREE craft workshops for children, a Musical drinks reception on Saturday evening from 7pm until 9pm
The Back Lane Gallery opened last year when local artists came together under an initiative lead by well-known artist Deborah O'Keeffe. An Artist Cooperative was formed with 12 artists and craft workers. The Gallery is located in the historic surroundings of the old Milk market at New Market Lane behind Quills off High Street.

Their neighbors include the thriving ‘Pay as you Please’innovative and arty Restaurant. The fine work at ‘House of Photography’ is also here. This is surely Killarney's Artist Quarter, a truly unique centre for arts and music
So for a weekend of memorable activity, come on down.
Information, contact Deborah O'Keeffe 0873212948 htpp://

Please come on down and celebrate with Killarney’s Arts Community
Saturday 27th August:
11 – 9pm Art Exhibition by artists and craft makers
10 - 6pm Plein Air Painting around Killarney
12 - 1.30pm Clay for Kids at the Back Lane Gallery
2 - 3.30pm Collage and Card making for kids
3 - 8pm Music by Tim O'Shea and friends, Charlie O’Brien, Gearoid O'Duinnin, Sam and Ina
And many more ........
7.00pm Wine Reception and Live music. Outdoor Art Exhibition

Sunday 28th August

12-1:30 pm Clay for Kids
2-3:30 pm kids colouring pages
12 – 6 pm Art exhibition by local artists, Outdoors art and craft show, music
Bring a lawn chair and enjoy a day of art and music

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Killarney Summerfest

The Back Lane Gallery will have a special exhibition of landscapes of Killarney with a wine reception on the 23rd of July from 6pm until 9pm.  During the day artist will be painting in the gallery, come in and take a look.  There will be hand made coloring pages for children so parents can have a look around the gallery or have a cup of coffee while their children create some wonderful art.  For further information contact Deborah O'Keeffe 0873212948

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Fine Art America

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The Skelligs

8" x 8" oil 160.00 Euro

8" x 8" oil price 160.00 Euro

Sold!  Canvas prints available

I love the sea.  I live in Killarney about an hours drive for the shore.  One of the things on my bucket list is to live near the ocean.  Any ocean!  When I look around the gallery walls all I see is landscapes of Killarney.  I decided to paint the sea instead.  One of my favorite place are the Skelligs.  I love to paint them.  The light and the mood changes all the time.  It can look lonesome and majestic,  Beautiful and frightening.  It has been the subject of many of my paintings lately.   The painting are available to view in The Back Lane Gallery in Killarney

Monday, May 30, 2011

New Market Lane is turning into an artist quarter. Come Party on the Lane

New Market Lane is turning into an artist quarter. To celebrate The Back Lane Gallery and the House of Photography will be having a wine reception on Saturday from 3 until 8pm. Come in and enjoy the wonderful art and photography while enjoying a glass of wine or two. Stop into the pay as you please cafe next door for some delicious food and enjoy the sunshine in the outdoor seating area. the Craft Market is opening for the summe...r right outside our door with wonderful hand made crafts.

An artist quarter would not be complete without great music. Killarney's own Small Hours and Train wreck and their friends will be preforming in the afternoon. Come Celebrate with us this Bank Holiday Weekend and support your local artists and musicians!!! New Market Lane, Killarney (behond Quills)!/thehouseofphotography!/payasyouplease

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Christpoher O'Conner has joined the gallery

Christopher was born in Dingle in 1974,
a once, remote fishing town off the southwest coast of Ireland.
At 15, he was given a box of oil paints ~ and began painting.
Soon . . . books and paintings were piling up
as he became absorbed in reading about the lives & works
of artists such as Michelangelo, van Gogh, Cezanne, Matisse, Picasso.
At 19, he set out on his travels to see these masterpieces,
as well as those of his contemporaries.
Christopher has lived in both Ireland & America,
and through the years has continued to steadily work & exhibit.
These days, it is in the quiet of his studio,
or wandering through the nearby fields, forests & mountains
that Christopher is most likely to be found.


Thursday, May 26, 2011

Limited editon Gilcee Prints by Pastel Artist Deborah O'Keeffe are now available

Printed on 225g Somerst enhanced fine are paper.  The print has the look and feel of the original pastel.  Each print is signed and number by the artists and is mounted in an off white archival mount.
Are Ewe Looking at me?
Limited Ediion Gilcee print
Size 11" x14"
Price: 55.oo Euro
Original:  Sold

Baaaab  Marley
Linited edition Gilcee print
size: 12" x 14"
Price: 50.00 Euro
Original: Sold

Didn't I Say I Had A Headache?
Limited edition Glicee print
size 11" x 14"
price: 55.00 Euro
Original: Sold

Day is done
Limited edition Gilcee print
size 8" x 12"
Price 45.oo Euro
Original:  Sold

Lost their Way
Limited addition Gilcee Print
Image size 8" x 10"
Price 45.00
Original 275.00 Euro

Mossy Woods Killarney
Limited edition Gilcee Print
Size 8" x 16"
Price: 50.00 Euro
Framed Original 350.oo

Limited editon Glicee Print
Size 16" x 20"
Price 65.00 Euro

Camp Co. Kerry
Limited editon gilcee print
Image size 8" x 16"
price: 50.00 Euro

Great Sothern Hotel Window
limited edition Gilcee print
14" x 16"
Price 55.00 Euro
Original: Sold
Limited edition gilcee prints are  now available.  Only 100 in the prints in the edition.