There are only 9 places left on the Sketch the Derry Walls Tour on Saturday. The 90 minute guided sketching and historical walking tour of the Derry Walls and Walled City will be led by local historian, Mark Lusby, and fine artist, Caoimhe Sweeney.
Caoimhe Sweeney is a city centre based painter, illustrator, animator and storyboard artist. Under the early tutorship of Maurice Harron, a deep passion for creative endeavours and local culture blossomed. Studies continued at the North West Regional College and her enthusiasm for painting developed under Sheila O’Brien, helping to achieve the Sheila McClean Award for Fine Art Painting of the Year. Pursuing painting at Leeds College of Contemporary Art and Graphic Design, her interest in both traditional and digital techniques gained her a First Class Honours Degree, and continue to infuse her current practice. Working within the locality, she exhibits at Bennigans Gallery, produces storyboards with local and regional filmmakers, and illustrates/animates for the comedy gameshow “Let’s Get Quizzical”, which tours festivals and is a monthly fixture at Bennigans Bar.
The tour is ideal for beginners and experienced, just bring a sketchpad and pencils/pens. Don’t worry if the weather is bad, we’ve some spectacular indoor locations lined up for some interior architectural sketching instead.
The tour takes place on Saturday 9th September 2017 13.30 – 15.00. Details of how to book your place is at http://www.thederrywalls.com/events This event is part of Derry Walls Day 2017 and NI’s European Heritage Open Days 2017.