Aco-op gallery space
About the Gallery
The Weir Gallery is a co-op gallery space, exhibiting and selling the works of selected local artists. It was founded in 2018 by Oonagh McCann and continues to grow, showcasing just some of the beautiful artwork and talent Sligo has to offer.
What makes the Weir Gallery unique is each artist has a day to themselves in the space. Here they work on their current projects, promoting their work and the work of the other artists. Our door is open to the public, inviting them to visit the space, engage with the artist and their work, we are happy to answer any questions.
This project is funded by Creative Ireland under Creative Sligo and Sligo County Council
Oonagh B Mc Cann devotes her creativity to the art of mindful imagery. Artwork that encourages the viewer to reflect on self awareness, inner truth, strength and healing. The pointillist technique has been a constant form in Oonagh’s work, allowing the illustrator the process that stippling ink requires.
Oonagh also creates her own jewellery, The Celtoi Amulets collection. Keeping with the theme of mindfulness, each item of jewellery is a one off piece of art that is worn, lovingly crafted and painted by hand. She is the creator of “Mindful Nona”, an ethereal spiritual guise prompting inner wisdom, awareness, gratitude and love.
Alison Hunter is an artist from Sligo. Her work is inspired by the Irish built and natural landscape and focuses on plate pieces unearthed in fields, and broken tableware which she combines with wool felt to create wall art.
She also creates framed felt landscapes, and Irish flora and fauna set in walnut timber. Art works are created using wool fibres with needle and wet felting techniques and hand embroidery.
She is a member of Design &Craft Council of Ireland, Visual Artists Ireland and Made in Sligo.
Charlene, the woman behind Canvas Woods, lives on the Wild Atlantic Way with her husband and two beautiful daughters. She has been a crafter from a young age and finds arts and crafts the perfect way to unwind.
Charlene specialises in sewing, in particular bags and pouches. She especially loves to work with natural and sustainable cork fabric and hard wearing canvas, making bags that are practical, beautiful and made to last.
Want something special? Chat to her about custom options from handmade coasters and mug rugs to aprons and backpacks and everything in between.
Studio produced ceramics are about uniqueness; an interesting form or glaze, the way they feel when you hold or use them, and the individual style of the potter who created them.
A native of Sligo, Gráinne MacLoughlin has been making pots professionally since 1999, having gained experience by working for several of Ireland’s well established potters.
Gráinne produces a high-fired stoneware table top range, incised with hand drawn Dragonfly and Blossoms designs. She also makes Irish Lighthouse lamps. She applies various layers of different coloured glazes over each other so that in the final firing (1260’c) they react with each other, resulting in beautiful swirling patterns, reminiscent of patterns found in nature.
Gráinne also welcomes corporate and private commissions and has worked with schools,
facilitating in the production of several educational ceramic art projects and murals.