Vanishing Art 2014

She Never Married featured

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I’ll be exhibiting these two works at Vanishing Art 2014 sculpture exhibition in Carton House, Kildare.

‘She Never Married’ (on the left) has since taking the above photos finally been inserted into a decent display container, so looks slightly different now in situ.

The Irish Independent wrote of this year’s exhibition:

The free public art exhibit is back for its second year, combining the work of noted artists with a beautiful country setting.

Set in the breathtaking grounds of Maynooth’s luxurious Carton House resort, ‘Vanishing Art’ showcases the work of seminal Irish artists.

Over 70 of the country’s most notable artists including John Behan, Patrick O’Reilly, Ann Meldon and Carolyn Mulholland are currently preparing to display their impressive sculptures and paintings over the course of the exhibition.

It is expected that over 100,000 people will attend the free public event, taking in the 180 spectacular works of art on show.” 

Link to full article here

My works are minuscule in comparison to this giant thorn shaped outdoor sculpture shown being delivered here on Carton House’s twitter feed and will be displayed somewhere inside rather than being exposed to the elements outdoors.

 

 

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Further information about the event can be found on the Vanishing Art website www.vanishingart.ie/ and on their facebook page .

Exhibition opens October 1st 2014

Response to Beauty Exhibition

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I have works in this upcoming exhibition which opens on the 27th of November 2014 in Trinity House, Thomas Ashe St. Cavan. The exhibition runs daily 12- 6pm, until the 7th of December.

This exhibition was curated and organised by poet Heather Brett following a series of talks and lectures up in the Cavan Burren and surrounding areas such as Dowra, the Marble Arch Caves and Lough Ouchter. I gave a talk myself at one of the events up in the Cavan Burren about the use of texture within art.

The exhibition will showcase some of the participants’ works, not limited to visual art but also including poetry and music.

There is a facebook page for the event: www.facebook.com/responsetobeauty

Me and My Shadow Solo Exhibition

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I have been a neglectful website updater – the reason being I’ve been very busy finalising all the stuff for my solo show. However, one shouldn’t forget to alert people that their solo show is in fact on at all.

Above is the beautifully designed invitation for the exhibition (design for Meath County Council by www.spudgun.net)

And here is the information about the exhibition:

The exhibition is presented by Meath County Council Arts Office. 

The opening night is on Tuesday 26th of August at 7pm in Ashbourne Library and Cultural Centre.

The exhibition, entitled ‘Me and My Shadow’ will be opened by award-winning author of The Herbalist Niamh Boyce.

The exhibition explores various emotions one experiences in solitude, with doll-like figures posing within their personal environments and evoking different emotions such as dreams, thoughts, hopes and fears.

The exhibition runs until the 23rd of September and is open during library hours.

Below is a piece publicising the show featured in the current edition of the Meath Chronicle.

Toradh Gallery Meath Chronicle article

Me and my Shadow Solo Exhibition 2014

Me and My Shadow

Me and My Shadow

My third solo is coming up this August 26th and will run until September 23rd. It’s taking place in the Toradh Gallery which is in Ashbourne, Meath. I will be showing a mixture of paintings and small sculptural works in wall-hanging boxes which I’m busy working on right now (which is why this website and blog has not been updated often enough).

The 2014 Toradh programme can be found here for dates of this year’s other exhibitors.

Backstage Exhibition Longford

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This was an exhibition of my work and of James Brady in the Backstage gallery in Longford.
I exhibited photographs and small wall mounted sculptural pieces alongside some of my paper works in boxes to show the progression of my work stylistically.

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backstage sculptures

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Parallax Art Fair 2012

Parallax Exhibition View

I took part in the Parallax Art Fair 4 in Chelsea Town Hall, February 2012. My exhibit was two digital photographs mounted on aluminium Pearly Gates and Saucer of Milk.

I also opted to display the subjects of the images, i.e. two small sculpted figures, one small topless figure with brown hair and a wistful expression and the second a vampire with blue hair, limbs sculpted to create a the appearance of twisted tension, as if she has just been caught in the act of doing something she shouldn’t.