‘Not for Sensitive Souls’ – an exhibition by Bill Power

One of the images that will feature in Bill Power's upcoming exhibition.

‘Not for Sensitive Souls’ is an exhibition of images by Bill Power being held throughout the month of July in Mitchelstown. It will be the first summer exhibition at Saint George’s Arts and Heritage Centre, which plans to hold other exhibitions of art and photography every summer as a means of adding to the range of activities in the centre.

Bill is well known as an historian and for his involvement in Saint George’s. His reputation as an award-winning photographer is not as well appreciated locally, despite him having won hundreds of awards in over 35 countries. He has also judged international competitions in several countries including France, Bulgaria, Denmark, Spain, the UK and India.

This exhibition, which is his first in Mitchelstown in ten years, will feature some of his portraiture work and fine art images, including some award winners.

“I thought the title of the exhibition would suit the venue,” he says. “I’ve chosen some of my favourite images, especially ones that bring back pleasant memories.”  

He is a distinctions assessor with the Irish Photographic Federation. He is a Fellow of the IPF and is the only Irish photographer to have ever attained the distinction of Master from the Photographic Society of America. He also holds a platinum distinction from the Federation Internationale de l’Art Photographique and an associateship from the Royal Photographic Society.

The exhibition will run throughout July, and will be open during office hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and on Wednesday mornings. Viewing outside those times can be arranged by appointment. Please contact 087-4696913, 087-8113611 or email saintgeorgesevents@gmail.com. Admission is by donation. All funds raised will go to the ongoing restoration works at Saint George’s.

Over the past five years, the volunteer directors have raised over €800,000 to renovate and restore the former church, which has established a firm reputation as a performance and arts venue in the centre of Munster. It is also the biggest ongoing volunteer-led restoration project currently underway in North Cork.

Saint George’s is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, or admittance can be arranged by appointment by calling 087-4696913, or by contacting Bill at 087-8113611. The exhibition opens on this coming Monday, 8th July, at 8pm (all welcome).