Saturday, 31 December 2011

Cross-Cultural Exhibition at the Belltable, Limerick and Quimper, France

Limerick and Quimper have been twinned for 30 years and an Art Intervention was organised to celebrate this event. 
The cross-cultural art exhibition took the form of a pop-up style exhibition and work was exhibited at the Belltable Art Centre, Limerick, from 1st to 3rd November 2011, and then the artwork was transferred to Quimper, France, and exhibited there from the 7th to 10th November, 2011.  Most of the artists who exhibited traveled to France as part of the project.

This was my work from this cross-cultural exhibition.

Thursday, 27 October 2011


the graces
SoulScapes Through Art. 

An exhibition of artwork selected by artist and poet Jo Slade from Limerick County Council's Permanent Art Collection will accompany and reflect the SoulScapes conversation. I am pleased to have one of my painting feature in the event. 

The SoulScapes event sees Friarsgate Theatre, in Kilmallock, County Limerick,  host evenings  that will inspire, uplift and entertain through word, music, dance and song on each Wednesday during November.

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Tuesday, 18 October 2011

They Have Eyes, Exhibition at the Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon, Co Clare.

This is my first two person exhibition and  is something I am really looking forward to. The work of two artists was selected  by the Gallery to be shown together so it will be an interesting experience hanging and presenting the work at the Gallery Space.

My photographic work questions the formation of identity and how the mass media influence us and how we spend our money. 
Elaine Byrne enquires whether there is complicity between the object and the subject, with a tension that affects fear, desire, reality and memory, in creating what the viewer actually sees but contemplating the idea that seeing is a reciprocal activity.   
The exhibition will be officially opened by Kevin Kavanagh, of Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin, on Friday, 21st October, 2011 at 8.00pm. All are Welcome.

Monday, 13 June 2011

‘The Other Woman’ An exhibition of paintings.

 The Arts Corridor and Foyer at University Hospital Galway.

My most recent exhibition opened in Galway University Hospital on Friday 3rd June, 2011. For me this is a very different venue  in which to show my work.   Large paintings hang in the foyer of the hospital near the reception area and where people sit to have coffee. The space is busy all the time, such a contrast from the more restrained gallery setting, and it is really interesting how different the work feels in these different locations. The images alongside show some of 
the work on the Arts Corridor of the hospital.

The exhibition was launched by James C Harrold, Galway City Arts Officer, who works closely with the University Hospital’s Arts Trust.    This is a really interesting and worthwhile project, bringing art into the hospital foyer and corridors!

Also showing in The Arts Corridor Space is Eithna Joyce, with her exhibition ‘A Whispering Landscape’.

The show runs throughout the summer, so check it out if you are in Galway.

Sunday, 8 May 2011

'Identity' Exhibition at Limerick School of Art and Design 4 - 12 May, 2011.

This exhibition at LSAD was proposed by Anastasia Artemeva and Elena Bezborodova and curated by Peter Morgan. Work on show was selected following an open submission  from both staff and students at the college.The theme of 'identity' is reflected  in the work selected and the hanging of the show is designed in such a way as to create a dialogue between the pieces. My painting 'turn around' was included in the exhibition. 
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Thursday, 28 April 2011

Exhibition at The Old Market House Arts Centre, Dungarvan, Co Waterford until 14th May, 2011.

Dungarvan is the venue for ‘Surfacing’ or perhaps more correctly ‘Re-Surfacing’, my current exhibition of paintings.  The show has both new work, being shown  here for the first time, along with many of the paintings from the recent Draiocht Exhibition in Blanchardstown, Dublin.,21070,en.html.

'The State of the Union' Exhibition at Occupy Space, Limerick.

One of my paintings was selected  for inclusion in 'The State of the Union' Exhibition at Occupy Space which ran from 16th March to 1st April, 2011.  The show featured work by 10 MFA Students from Burren College of Art, Crawford College of Art, Limerick School of Art and Design, National College of Art and University of Ulster. 

My painting in the exhibition was entitled 'Gaze'. It was quite a large work measuring around 2.1 metres high by  1.8 metres wide. for all the details.

Friday, 22 April 2011

'Surfacing' at Draiocht, Blanchardstown.

Finally, am starting my blog. It has been such a busy year so far that despite all my best intentions it’s almost May and so it begins.  My exhibition in Draiocht in Blanchardstown titled ‘Surfacing’ ran from January 27th to March 26th, 2011.  Drama workshops were run on three days in conjunction with the show and on the day before closing I gave an artist’s talk and showed some archive home movie from the late 1950’s and 60's.  The work in the show reflected my interest in the aesthetic and culture of the 1950’s period. The friction between outward appearance and hidden restriction, come together in this current series of paintings. These works take inspiration from Super 8 movies and photographs from the period. Many thin layers of paint are used in the work to allow some of the light from the canvas to remain, reminiscent of movie images and old celluloid film. Found black and white photographs are recreated in colours associated with the 1950’s. The unknown people in these photographs allow for the imagining of their lives and the possibility for the artist and viewer to create their own back story for them.