Email Twitter Previous articleBody recovered from River Shannon mudflatsNext articleSporting Limerick Podcast admin WhatsApp Advertisement NewsLocal NewsWednesday showcase of Limerick’s attractionsBy admin – March 23, 2012 693 Facebook “We are encouraging people to come and see all that is available on their own doorstep.”IT’S a fair bet that not many Limerick people are aware of the range of activities that are available throughout the year, free of charge to the public.On Wednesday, March 28, the Discover Limerick Tourism 2012 Event takes place at Limerick Racecourse and will showcase a range of activities and offers that are available throughout the city and county. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The event is open to the public and is free of charge.Welcoming |a return to tourism growth” in 2011, Eoghan Prendergast, Shannon Development Limerick manager said the event promises to be a fun-filled evening with over 50 exhibitions in attendance.“We are encouraging people to come and see all that is available on their own doorstep – there will be special prize draws on the night as well as reduced admission tickets to many Limerick attractions.” Speaking about the event, Eoghan Prendergast, Shannon Development’s Limerick Development Division Manager said: “Tourism in the Shannon Region saw a return to growth in 2011 and this is a wonderful opportunity to find out more about Limerick’s many exciting tourism attractions, activities and services all under one roof. This event promises to be a fun filled evening with over 50 exhibitors in attendance, and we would encourage people to come and see all that is available on their own doorstep. There will be special prize draws on the night, as well as reduced admission tickets to many Limerick attractions.”Referring to the major redevelopment of King John’s Castle which is currently underway, Mr Prendergast said that Shannon Development is committed to realising the ongoing economic benefits from Limerick’s status as European City of Sport 2011 and is actively marketing Limerick as a location for sports-related events, conferences, enterprise and investment, with particular emphasis on t he Opera Centre in Limerick.The tourism event in the Racecourse will be preceded by a tourism trade event. The Discover Limerick Tourism 2012 Event takes place at Limerick Racecourse, Greenmount, Patrickswell, Co. Limerick from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm (trade only from 5.00 pm) on Wednesday, March 28 2012. Admission to the public is free. For further information checkout: limericktourism Linkedin Print
The colourful canvases are a focal point in any home.“When you put your heart and soul into something, and see others enjoying that, it really is the best feeling,” Ms Blanchard said.It’s now a case of ‘watch this space’ as Ms Blanchard sets her sights globally, with New York or London preferred locations for her next exhibition. Demand is hot for the colourful paintings by Gold Coast artist Tania Blanchard.“It’s been a crazy ride,” says the artist, who studied fine arts and graphic design before turning to painting full-time five years ago.“It was a leap of faith but it’s all taken off.”The launch pad came via Kira & Kira, a bespoke furniture and interior design store in Miami which showcases the work of local artisans.MORE: Gold Coast mega mansion record price revealed Artist Tania Blanchard inside the new studio she’s building in Burleigh Heads.Her paintings take pride of place inside the homes of musician Amy Shark and television host Shelley Craft.They’ve also featured on popular TV renovation shows such as The Block and House Rules and in leading Australian home magazines.And now the demand for her brightly coloured canvases is so great that Gold Coast artist Tania Blanchard is building a new studio in Burleigh Heads. Ms Blanchard’s artwork features inside The Kira House, a bespoke renovation in Burleigh Heads by Simone and Grason Kira. Photo: Andy Macpherson Studio“I had two pieces of artwork in there which sold within one month and the next painting sold the same morning it was delivered,” said Ms Blanchard, who describes her distinct style as ‘a dance between colour and texture’.“That really got the ball rolling and gave me the confidence and validation that I was doing the right thing.” RELATED: Nothing boring about this bespoke renovation Isle of Capri home takes wow to the next level It takes up to six weeks to complete each painting.Every piece is a labour of love, taking up to six weeks to complete as each individual colour must dry before the next layer can be applied to ensure the colours remain pure.Maximum impact is achieved on over-size canvases – some measuring 3m wide and beyond — and selling for upwards of $5000 a piece. And art lovers across Australia can’t get enough. Confetti Rain as featured on The Block in 2017.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoMs Blanchard’s painting Confetti Rain featured on Channel 9’s 2017 season of The Block and, last month, Transcendency was chosen for the Gold Coast penthouse renovated on Channel 7’s House Rules.“That’s really opened my work up to a national audience,” said Ms Blanchard. Absolute beachfront home a rare luxury in Palm Beach Musician Amy Shark and artist Tania Blanchard with admire The Theory of Everything.Among her more high profile fans is Gold Coast musician Amy Shark, who reached out to Ms Blanchard after seeing her work on the wall of a Gold Coast hair salon.“I was about to have an exhibition so arranged a private viewing for Amy who came along and fell in love with a painting called The Theory of Everything,” Ms Blanchard said.“She just really loved the colours and how they made her feel.”That solo exhibition, held last December, was opened by television host Shelley Craft, who chose one of Ms Blanchard’s paintings for her Byron Bay home.