The RCC is delighted to welcome artist Redmond Herrity as one of our Virtual Artist-in-Residence. As part of his month long residency Redmond will document the process of creating 3 small pieces that will be auctioned each Friday with all proceeds donated to Chef Aid Letterkenny.
ChefAid Letterkenny are a voluntary service set up by Letterkenny CDP and Honeypot cafe and provide hot meals to elderly and vulnerable members of the community in and around Letterkenny during the COVID-19 crisis. Letterkenny C.D.P. is a registered Charity (CRA 20062460) and a company limited by guarantee.
“It is our intention to provide a free hot meal to the elderly and anyone compromised in our community during the Covid -19 crisis. We will also work closely with other community groups and An Garda Siochana to deliver an effective, efficient and safe service to those most in need. We have sole use of the Honey Pot Coffee House kitchen, premises and 6 chefs. The Administration and the Financial Management of the program will be carried out by Letterkenny C.D.P. who have over 20yrs experience in programme management. What we need is your financial support so we can continue delivery of the service over the coming weeks.” ChefAid, Letterkenny.
Redmond Herrity lives and works in Ramelton, County Donegal. He graduated from Leitrim Sculpture Centre in Ireland in 2001 and later worked in Carrara, Italy, where he mastered the ancient techniques of marble portraiture. From classical portraits to contemporary themes, his sculpture spans centuries.
Redmond has exhibited at Dublin’s Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA) Annual Exhibition for the last 14 years. In 2009 he was awarded the Conor Moran prize for Sculptor of the Year while in 2013 he won the Glebe Gallery Derek Hill Prize. In 2019 Redmond won the Morgan O’Driscoll Award for Outstanding Sculpture at the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin.
Regional Cultural Centre General Manager Jeremy Howard said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be working with such a high calibre of artist and consider ourselves very lucky to have Redmond based here in Donegal. I’m excited to watch the magic of him creating these pieces from my own home and to support a great cause like ChefAid Letterkenny, who are doing exemplary work during this very difficult time and making everyone in Donegal proud.“
His works include the Celtic Cross in Letterkenny. He came to the attention of the national media for his sculpture of Our Lady, which can be seen in St Mary’s Church, Rasharkin, County Antrim. He also constructed the memorial to the Miami Showband which is located at the Hugh Lane Gallery on Parnell Square. He was thanked by former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern for this work.
- Celtic Cross (2006), Cathedral Square, Letterkenny, County Donegal
- Errigal College (2007), Letterkenny, County Donegal
- Flight of the Earls (2007), Letterkenny Town Park
- Miami Showband Memorial (2007), Parnell Square, Dublin
- Our Lady (2008), Rasharkin, County Antrim
- John Doherty (2013), Ardara, County Donegal