Cill Rialaig fell derelict during the famine, but in recent
times six of the cottages have been renovated as a Retreat
where international artists are offered living/working accommodation
rent-free for a period of time, and all that is asked of them,
is that they donate one piece of work on leaving.
Trevor Stubley was invited to work
at the retreat in April/May 2001. It was here that 0'Connell's
storytelling was first drawn to Trevor's attention. He will
be working there again later this year.
The Origin Gallery in Dublin, which
is run by Noelle Campbell-Sharp, founder of the Cill Rialaig
Arts Project, is to host an exhibition of Trevor's new O'Connell
paintings. "In the Parish of Nowhere" opens in September.