A stunning Sculpture Exhibition has been installed at The Montenotte Hotel’s
sunken Victorian Gardens for the next four weeks, 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 canceled, 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!
Commenting at the launch, Manager at The Montenotte Brian Bowler said, “We are delighted to
host such a magnificent Sculpture Exhibition in association with the Kildare Gallery, after a hugely
successful inaugural event in 2019. It’s part of our ongoing ethos to support Irish artists, and it has
never been more important to do, as the arts community has been hit hard by the Covid-19
pandemic.”, said Brian Bowler, Manager at The Montenotte Hotel. “To see these incredible
sculptures against the backdrop of our re-discovered sunken Victorian gardens is a stunning sight to
behold”.
Ruth Liddle from the Kildare Gallery said, “We are thrilled to return to The Montenotte Hotel with an
extra special collection by Irish Sculptors this year, including Brian O’ Loughlin, Anna Campbell &
Clodagh Redden who is living & working in West Cork. With events like Bloom cancelled, there is no
large-scale outdoor Sculpture Exhibition taking place this year in Ireland, so we are very grateful to
The Montenotte for giving artists such an incredible platform to showcase their work.”
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

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