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Notes on John Berger

Notes on John Berger

Yesterday I took part in a panel discussion at the Hawkwell Theatre in Sligo, chaired by Geraldine Duignan with John Molyneaux and Nichola MacEvilly, discussing the legacy of John Berger. I read and thought about Berger’s work a lot in the run up to the event, so, in the Berger-esque spirit of sharing here are some of […]

New Portraits in the studio

New Portraits in the studio

   The portraits are gathering pace and I have a few near completion, pictured here in the new studio at The Model in Sligo. In the coming months I am hoping to created a lot more images working collaboratively with the sitters to devise settings that have personal resonance. Coincidentally I have been reading John […]

Pollock Krasner Award

Pollock Krasner Award

I have amazing news, I have been awarded a grant to help develop my work by The Pollock Krasner Foundation. The Pollock Krasner Foundation is based in the New York and makes awards to artists internationally,”helping to stabilize and to strengthen the careers of artists, not to mention their personal lives as they do their […]

Landscape with Doughnutting Tyremarks and the Floating World Nature trail with Glenn Holman

Landscape with Doughnutting Tyremarks and the Floating World Nature trail with Glenn Holman

I have installed one of the largest of my plein air drawings at the Lakeland Forum in Enniskillen as part of the EVAO programme of exhibitions outside of gallery settings. The drawing is displayed on a card assemblage made to fit the space. The work will be in situ until the 15th of October. Also […]

National Drawing Day at the Dock, Carrick on Shannon

On Saturday at The Dock Arts Centre in Carrick on Shannon, Co.Leitrim I made one of mu biggest drawings to date. On a 7 foot square free standing drawing board I made a series of portraits of members of the public visiting the gallery. The sitters posed for about 15-20 minutes each and the composition […]

National Drawing Day at The Dock, Carrick on Shannon

I am delighted to be making a new artwork at the Dock on Saturday as part of National Drawing Day. It will combine two major parts of my practice as an artist: working with members of the public and drawing on a very large scale outside in public spaces. The work will be created on […]

Floating World: The Georgian Writing Desk, and Unfolding the Archive:Reprised and Reassessed two shows at Bank Street Arts Sheffield starting today.‏

Floating World: The Georgian Writing Desk, and Unfolding the Archive:Reprised and Reassessed two shows at Bank Street Arts Sheffield starting today.‏

The Georgian Writing Desk, 4th November – 5th December, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield Floating World are proud to be initiating The History Project for Bank Street Arts, an ongoing and mutable art installation investigating and responding to the rich history of the buildings on Bank Street and the surrounding area of Sheffield. Beginning with the […]

Indoors and outdoors…

When it hasn’t been raining I have beed doing a lot of painting outside… When it has been raining I have been working on a two drawings for a show at Bank Street Arts in Sheffield, based on Piranesi’s Fragments… The drawings will be displayed in a huge writing desk. They were designed to be photocopied to […]

Liminal Spaces at the Model, Sligo

I will be exhibiting a newly commissioned work, “Raft”, along with watercolours, photographs and Bean Wine made specially for the exhibition. Liminal Spaces  The Model Sligo, 12 Sept – 23rd December 2015 Artists & Practitioners: Felicity Clear, Michele Horrigan, Fergal MacCabe, Maurice O’Connell, Andy Parsons, Clea van der Grijn, Corban Walker, Oonagh Young. Curatorial Team: […]

Unfolding the Archive

I am delighted to be showing in Unfolding the Archive, which begins this week in Dublin. Here’s some info about the show… In 2015 in collaboration with the F.E. McWilliam Gallery, Northern Ireland and the National Irish Visual Arts Library, (NIVAL) based at the National College for Art and Design in Dublin, Floating World will be launching a […]