After an extensive national tour, the final venue to exhibit, 30 Year Artists Places will be the Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise, Co Laois in June 2017 for a month. This follows an eighteen month national tour which took in venues in counties Clare, Mayo, Waterford, Cork, Tipperary, Limerick, Cavan, Louth, Dublin and Donegal. This is a must see. It is an extraordinary line up of Irish artists who rarely find themselves curated into one room. There is an accompanying souvenir catalogue which give details on each of the artworks.
Artists in the exhibition include fill in here
A public gallery tour of the collection will take place on Saturday 10th June at 12 noon
A limited number of school visit are available. Contact to be made with the Dunamaise to book.
To mark the closing of the exhibition there will be a Reception and Seminar, in the company of participating artists, arts institutions, arts officers and Irish Art collectors on Thursday 29 June. Funded by The Arts Council 30 YEARS, ARTISTS, PLACES was curated by Muireann Ní Chonaill, Laois Arts Officer.
Exhibition runs 10 June – 15 July
Reception on Thursday 29 June, 5pm. Guest Speaker Orlaith McBride, Arts Council Director
Drogheda artist’s debut exhibition depicts the local in a new light.
There has been some excitement around Drogheda about a new art exhibition which is visiting the Abbey Gallery. Local artist Rodney Thornton is introducing himself to the art world with his exhibition entitled Stilling a Recurring Light. His paintings depict the local ice cream van, the corner sweet shop, the Gaelic football pitch and empty street scenes that invite the viewer to visit once again. The paintings simplify the ordinary things in the times we live in and embody the grass root culture found on every street corner in Ireland.
Rodney received an honours degree in fine art at the Institute of Technology, Sligo. It was while teaching English in South Korea that he first took to the streets making drawings. He found this a great way to communicate with the locals and continued to paint on the streets of Drogheda on his return.
Rodney has been blown away by the support he has received since he started painting around the town of Drogheda and would like to thank everybody for their interest and words of encouragement.
The exhibition will be opened by Mayor Oliver Tully on Friday May 26th at 7.30pm in the Abbey Gallery, 4 Dominic Street, Drogheda.
Paul Woods in NordArt International Art Exhibition
Kunstwerk Carlshütte, Vorwerksallee, 24782 Büdelsdorf, Germany
10 June – 8 Oct 2017
Since 1999 the NordArt has established itself as one of the largest exhibitions of contemporary art in Europe which takes place anually in the summer months. The NordArt is an overall work of art in its own right and is designed as such each year. More than 200 international artists, selected by a jury, present a comprehensive panorama of contemporary art. Each individual work not only speaks for itself but also creates new perspectives when seen juxtaposed against the unique backdrop offered by the Carlshütte and the adjacent historical sculpture park.
North Louth Artists will display a variety of compositions ranging from vibrant abstract, well observed landscape to photo realist still life paintings on the theme of exploring different aspects of County Louth. Bronze sculpture will also feature in this exhibition. The artists in this group work in a variety of mediums – oils, watercolour, acrylics, pastels, inks and tempera as well as carborundum and Giclee prints.
Participating artists include Sandra Bell, Gerry Clarke, Irene Woods, Patricia Murphy, Paula Eigenheer, Siobhan Conyngham, Derek Bell, Patrick Conyngham, Ciara Agnew, John O’Connor and Rosemary Warren with guest artist printmaker Robert Kelly.
Opening Wednesday 17th May at 7pm