New – Sculpture garden area

New to Stendhal, this year we are excited to add a Sculpture garden area featuring works by:

Daniel Doyle (sand artist/sculptor)

A graduate of Fine Art Sculpture, DIT, Dublin, Ireland and a specialist in ‘kinetic sculpture,’ we cannot wait to see what Daniel creates


McCall Gilfillan (sculptural ceramics)


Born in the United States, McCall graduated from Seattle Pacific University and immigrated to Northern Ireland in 1998.

McCall was awarded a place in the Craftworks Pottery Skills School apprentice programme in 1998 in the City of Derry and finished joint first in the year in 1999. In 2000 she established Elements Studio Ceramics in Downhill next to the family tourist business Downhill Beachhouse.

Dryden Wilson (reclaim industrial sculptures) will also be exhibiting.

Richard Hogg (inventor)

Over the year’s at Stendhal, Richard’s work often becomes some of the most photographed. You will probably recognised the below photo if you’ve been before and this year, his works draw on the site’s rural isolation and at least someone has access to the web….. 😉


photo by Oliver Cole BBC


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Also hosted in the Sculpture garden will be Patrick Strahan and Roy McClelland, the blacksmiths/makers

Curating the Sculpture Garden is Melissa Hogg. Previously the curator of the Stendhal Art Gallery, we are excited that Melissa has brought this new sculpture garden to Stendhal.

Not located in the sculptural garden but on-site will be Manannan Mac Lir (the original) by sculptor John Sutton – photo by Northern Shore Photography


When Manannán Mac Lir’s statue was replaced earlier this year, the original sculpture was saved by Causeway Coast and Glens Council. We are honoured to show the sculpture at Stendhal. Limavady and the surrounding areas are steeped in myths and legends and we would encourage you to visit John Sutton’s piece or any on the Limavady Trail Sculptures.

As ever, respect the art and the artist. Anyone found vandalising any of the art on site will be banned for life.



Stendhal Festival of Art

12&13 August, Limavady

Best Small Festival in Ireland 2013, 2014, 2015

Best Family Friendly Festival in Ireland 2014