James Dixon Gallery
The James Dixon Gallery is Ireland’s only Primitive Art Gallery. Originally four islanders began to paint in the late 1950s and early 1960s. They knew very little about art and often lacked basic equipment, they painted in a style which was termed naive or primitive.
The work of local painters and other examples of island art such as model boats are exhibited in Galery along with work by mainland artists.
The name of the gallery originates from artist James Dixon who was born on Tory Island in 1887, he was an Irish artist and landscape painter and spent most of his life on the island as a fisherman and farmer. He took up painting at an older age and became well known at the age of 72 when he met British artist Derek Hill.
View the island Facebook page here. You will also find plenty of activities and sights on the island and around the local area(Click on the links below for more details):-
- Tory Island Ferry
- Slí Thorai – Tory island way
- Wild Atlantic Way Discover Point
- Bell Tower
- Dun Bhaloir & An Tor Mor Viewpoint
- Magheroarty Beach
- Magheroarty Walk
- Bike tours of Tory Island
- Narosa Life Surf School
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