Thursday, 10 December 2015

Life Lines, Limerick Figure Drawing Society Exhibition. 3rd to 13th December, 2015.

The Life Lines exhibition is currently running at Central Buildings Gallery located at 51 O'Connell Street, Limerick and continues until Sunday 13th December, 2015.  The exhibition was opened by Una McCarthy, Director of Limerick City Gallery on the 3rd December, 2015.

The exhibition shows works from the weekly sessions of the Limerick Figure Drawing Society, where we draw the nude model.  A variety of styles and materials used by the members, charcoal, pencil, ink, watercolour and oils, all feature in the exhibition. I joined this group in September 2015, although I had attended in previous years on a casual basis. Three works of mine are on show, along with the work of thirteen other artists.

This small drawing of mine is titled 'Envelop'

An article 'Life into Art' outlining the exhibition, the Limerick Figure Drawing Society and its founder Mark Heng featured in this months 'The Limerick Magazine'.

The Life Lines exhibition poster with a list of artists. The poster was designed by Mark Heng and features one of his drawings.  

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Small Art Works at CB1, 51a O'Connell Street, Limerick.

This exhibition was devised and organised by Gavin Hogg.  The show opened on the 19th November and runs until the 28th November, 2015.  The exhibition was launched by Aine NicGiolla Coda, Head of Painting at Limerick School of Art and Design.

The exhibition brings together six artists, three from Limerick Gavin Hogg, Sheila Richardson and myself Nuala O'Sullivan along with PJ O'Connell from Thurles, Dermot Browne currently based in Cork and CJ Collins who works in Lower Manhattan, New York.

My small works on show alongside prints by Gavin Hogg at the Small Works Exhibition
As the title suggests, all the works are to a small scale with the largest unframed dimension of any piece in the show being 45cm.  In addition to exhibiting the work, artists curate the show with one of the artists being available to speak to visitors each afternoon.  Gavin Hogg also with hosts tours of the show on Tuesday 24th and Saturday 28th November at 1 p.m.  So come along if you are around!

Images of all the works from the exhibition can be viewed on the Small Arts Works Facebook page hosted by Gavin Hogg.

Limerick Printmakers Open Submission at 69 O'Connell Street, Limerick runs until the 30th November 2015.

This exhibition runs until the 30th November, 2015.  The work on show was selected by Katriona Gillespie and includes a wide range of printing methods and subject matter. The show runs until the 30th of November.

Opening Night : Photo courtesy of 
Emer Casey of Limerick Printmakers

The two works of mine included in the exhibition : Photo courtesy of 
Emer Casey of Limerick Printmakers

Invitation from Limerick Printmakers

Photographs of work by all the exhibitors are available to view on the Limerick Printmakers Facebook page.

Friday, 13 November 2015

Open Submission Print Exhibition 2015 Limerick Printmakers

Limerick Printmakers held the opening of their 2015 Open Submission Print Exhibition at 69 O'Connell Street on Thursday 12th November. The variety of prints on show is wonderful and and I am delighted that two pieces of mine are included in the exhibition. 

The show runs to the 30th November, 2015.  

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Visions of Now Limerick City Gallery of Art

I am really looking forward to being part of this upcoming exhibition at Limerick City Gallery of Art. Opening on Thursday 12th November, 2015.

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Limerick Leader Newspaper The Arts Interview: Nuala O'Sullivan

An interview about my work and practice appeared in the Limerick Leader Newspaper of the 11th of October, 2015.  John Rainsford, from the newspaper, sent me a list of questions to consider and complete.  I found it an interesting exercise and a reason to pause and reflect about my practice and processes and to think about how I wanted to write about them.  The interview is available on line at the following link.

This is the image used in the article.  My Lady of the Headland, Oil on canvas.

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

'One Summer… after the Rain' at Galway University Hospital

'One Summer… after the Rain' is the title of my exhibition at Galway University Hospital that runs from July to September 2015.  The work is situated in the main foyer of the hospital and also along the hospital's Arts Corridor.  
It is wonderful to have an opportunity to show some of my larger work in this venue and given Galway's seaside location I choose to include some works of people beside the water to exhibit here.  One particularly large piece, 'Gaze' which is 2.1 meters by 1.8 meters is located just inside the entrance.  
 'Gaze' Oil on Canvas, located in the Foyer of GUH. 
 'One Summer ... after the rain'  Oil on Canvas.
 Margaret Flannery, Arts Director,  GUH and Nuala O'Sullivan at the Arts Corridor
Image from the Arts Corridor GUH.