Good question! Hello, I’m Sheelah. I’m the owner, curator, consultant and feet of the swan that is 2020 Curates in Cork, Ireland. I love all things visual and my passion for art led me to open 2020 Art Gallery in 2009. I’m am an Art Historian (BAhons) and a snap happy photographer. I get almost as much of a thrill from a perfectly captured moment in time in a photo as I do from falling in love with an artwork. I have fallen, hard, many a time and I never tire of it.
If you follow the 2020 social media accounts you’ll often see my #nohistorylikearthistory on posts. I enjoy sharing little bits of interesting information from the vast legacy left behind by artists of the past. Art plays a special role in history, it reflects the cultures from which it was born.
Through my years working in the commercial arena of the art world I have discovered the exciting journey of the life of a painting from its conception in an artists studio to its cosy nest in a collectors home. This, in its own small way is history in the making. Most paintings won’t end up on museum walls or make records with auction prices in years to come but they play a part in the lives of those who create and own them that is just as impactful to those people. This is why I do what I do and why I created 2020 curates! To ensure art sales remain perpetual and artists can earn the living they want from their work
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