Wednesday, 19 September 2018

'Observances' by Nuala O'Sullivan part of the 'Gallery Interlude Series' at Lucky Lane, Limerick, with Contact Studios Opening 21 September, 2018.

This exhibition of my work opens on Friday September 21st at 7.00p.m. and continues on Saturday 22 from 11am to 5pm, Sunday 2 - 4 pm, and Monday 11am to 3pm.

Some of the women from the 'Observances' Exhibition opening Friday.

This work as ever uses memory as a starting point with women in a 'situation'.  The title 'Observances' comes from both the restrictions, in terms of rites and rituals, women in particular were required to observe in the past, and also from the notion of their being under observation and scrutiny.

The person behind the Gallery Interlude Series is Carl Doran, the Chairperson of Contact Studios. Through his contact with Mark Sheehan and Dave Irwan, both musicians, they have made a space available to show work, with occasional exhibition, at Lucky Lane, Limerick. A great venue and a great shop! Ger Callanan of the Glen Tavern has also sponsored the project and The Bigger Picture Framing Service offers a discount deal on works bought at the show.  Many, many thanks to them all. These events help remind the public that Contact Studios are still in search of a city venue to operate from and that they have not gone away.

Thanks especially to Carl for all the organising, Bella for her advice and help with hanging and Ciaran for the most wonderful poster.

Also, I would like to acknowledge Limerick City and County Council for the use of my space in Cappamore.

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

New home for my painting at Northern Trust Limerick.

I'm so pleased to see my painting finding a new home at Northern Trust, Ballysimon, Limerick.  This company has a large workforce from the Limerick area, and has expanded to new offices in Ballysimon, Limerick.
My painting was chosen following a selection process and its wonderful to see it sited in the foyer of this building.  Many thanks to Northern Trust for their support.

Friday, 13 April 2018

Truth or Dare at Siamsa Tire, Tralee, Co. Kerry. Exhibition runs until the 4th May, 2018.

Truth or Dare is a group exhibition which shows work by myself, Suzanne Mortell and Grace Roberts. We all attended LSAD together and this is the first time we have shown our work together. The exhibition was opened last Friday evening and runs until the 4th May, 2018.  Catriona Fallon, CEO of Siamsa Tire, Tralee, gave a very thoughtful and perceptive opening address. It was obvious that she had put lots of care into her chosen words and for this we thank her.  It was a wonderful evening in Tralee with so much support from friends and family as the following photographs show.

Suzanne Mortell, Grace Roberts and Nuala O'Sullivan

Entrance into the circular exhibition space at Siamsa Tire

Catriona Fallon, CEO, Siamsa Tire, with the opening address

Having a look at some of my work on show

Some of the large attendance on the night.

Thanks also to Catriona, Siamsa Tire CEO, for her curation advice on the layout and to Jimmy for his expertise in hanging the work.  It has been a pleasure from beginning to end dealing with Siamsa Tire. 

Thursday, 25 January 2018

'The Watchers', Ballina Art Centre, Ballina, Co. Mayo. 18th January - 24th February, 2018

Many thanks to Ballina Art Centre in Mayo for hosting my exhibition.  Its a wonderful space to show large scale work in.

Gallery view of some of the work in situ.   Photographs with thanks from Ballina Art Centre.

Monday, 18 December 2017

Review of 'Known Unknown' exhibition currently running at Limerick City Gallery of Art on 'Arena' RTE Radio 1

It was wonderful to have the 'Known Unknown' exhibition reviewed by Cristín Leach on RTE 'Arena' programme with Sean Rocks, on the 12th December, 2017. The exhibition has work from the permanent collection hanging alongside the work of three contemporary artists - myself, Damien Flood and Daniel Greaney. The exhibition was curated by Shinnors Scholar, Simon Fennessy Corcoran.

Here's the link to the programme.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Annamakerrig, Co. Monaghan.

I’m just coming to the end of my week at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre. My residency here has allowed time for finishing some pieces, and beginning some new.  The ability to work for whole days without the possibility of interruption is fantastic.  This proved entirely the case this time as I dropped my phone in the lake on day one, so was without phone contact all the time I was here!  But, as ever, the mix of artists and writers staying here means dinner time is a source of entertainment and stimulation after a day painting and a great chance to socialise.
Annamakerrig Lake, and last photo every from my phone before it fell in.

Studio as I leave it for the night.