My exhibition Lines and Layers opened at St John’s Theatre & Arts Centre in Listowel, Co. Kerry last Saturday. I started this body of work in Cill Rialaig Artist Retreat, Co. Kerry in early 2020 and continued working on it over the lockdowns. These acrylic on canvas paintings are variations on simple patterns, made one brushstroke at the time and layered, to create new and unexpected compositions and shades of colour. Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10:00-17:30
Thank you to Italian curator Valeria Ceregini, for including me in JournAll, her online art programme. JournALL offers its social media as a platform to showcase emerging and established artists across the world who may be struggling to promote themselves due to the rise of COVID-19. ‘In conversation with…’ is a video chat to connect artists at any stage of their career to talk about their experience and research. These interviews and performances want to give the resources to perform and react creatively at this crisis.
Some of my work is included in the Artists in Craft exhibition at the Cill Rialaig Arts Centre in Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry. I am grateful for the opportunity to have spend a second week at one of the cottages at the retreat, making new work, meeting old and new friends, experiencing the peace, focus and beauty of the place and even visiting Skellig Michael.
I am showing some new ink on paper works at the Mountshannon Arts Festival 31 May-10 June. I am also facilitating a monoprinting and a linoprinting workshop on Saturday 2 June.
A big thank you to Kilkenny Arts Office for awarding me a residency bursary for the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Annaghmakerrig. I had an inspriring and productive week in this amazing place in the beginning of December. I am very much looking forward to another week in the new year and hope to show some of the work in a gallery next summer.
Camphill Camino Trek Fundraiser Artsale
Purchase an original and affordable piece of art for on your wall or to give away as a present and contribute towards a good cause.
From 30 September – 7 October 2017 I will take part in the Camphill Camino Trek from Ponferrada to Sarria to help to raise funds in support of the inspiring work that Camphill does around the country. As part of my fundraising efforts I am selling a series of small abstract drawings. All drawings cost €45.00 only and are made using archival and acrylic inks. The price includes a simple IKEA frame or postage to anywhere in the world. 100% of the proceeds will go towards the Camphill fundraiser. The drawings on offer can be viewed on my facebook page, or in person in KCAT.
Drawings can be taken home after purchase. Shipments will take place after the completion of the walk. If you have already made a donation and feel you are missing out on this opportunity, please talk to me and I am sure we can come to an agreement. Contact me if you want to secure a drawing of your choice or if you have any questions.