Curated by Elaine Grainger and Claire Halpin
Opening Reception: 6 – 8pm Thursday 6th December 2012
Exhibition Dates: 6th – 22nd December 2012
For its Christmas exhibition, Talbot Gallery has invited almost 40 artists to create a new artwork using the stock of the discount shops as a rich seam of inspiration. There are no restrictions on the form the artwork can take other than it must be predominantly constructed or made from items purchased from a discount shop. We asked artists to be as innovative as possible, to push the boundaries of their usual practice and push the potential of the materials and media for their artwork. As this show is a reflection of the current climate, the pricing of the work will reflect this concept accordingly.
Invited artists include: Angela McDonagh, Emmet Kierans, Felicity Clear, Aisling Conroy, Emma Hogan, Joby Hickey, Blath Ni Mhurchu, Bennie Reilly, Nicky Hooper, Deirdre Hayden, Anne Hendrick, Claire McCluskey, Daria Privalko, Joe Stanley, Margaret O’Brien, Lucinda Jacobs, Julie Merriman, Michelle Considine, Claire Halpin, Jennette Donnelly, Beth O’Halloran, Louise Butler, Mary Noonan, Paul MacCormaic, Maree Hensey, Jane Fogarty, Andrew Carson, Cecilia Danell, Eoin MacLochlainn, Cecillia Bullo, Jennifer Cunningham, Kate Murphy, Mary Fitzgerald, Ian-John Coughlan, Madeleine Hellier, Myra Jago & Kate Stitt.
Talbot Gallery & Studios
51 Talbot Street,
Tel: 01 8556599
Tue – Fri 10.30 – 5pm
Saturdays: 11 – 4pm
Art meets fashion as Brown Thomas is taken over by the works of 36 contemporary Irish artists at our stores in Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway.
“Presenting works of art in a fashion environment and on this scale is new for us but we hope visitors to our stores will find the exhibitions refreshing and stimulating. We want to celebrate the diverse range of work that is being created by these artists and help bring it to a wider audience.”
John Redmond, Creative Director, Brown Thomas Group.
This thoughtfully curated exhibition brings together a broad collection of original work representing mediums such as print, painting, installation, video, sound and sculpture.
Art & Style pieces will be available to purchase from each of our stores
‘Sonic Pilot’ (2011) -Acrylic on board.
New work: one of a series of paintings.
This December 8th Hive Gallery on Bank Lane is set to
launch its next show with a group exhibition of top
emerging artists, music and studio tours. Spanning
a diverse range of practises the show , entitled
‘Beautiful Future’, featureswork by up and coming
artists Noilin O’Kelly, Aisling Conroy and Gillian Fitzpatrick
as well as local artists John Costello, Chris O’Brien
Shanahan, and John Cullinan.
Sunday 23.October.2011:Review of exhibition in the Culture magazine of The Sunday Times by Christín Leach Hughes.
Chants in A minor (i) Chant in E ,D,C,A, 2011- Lambda print & digital media
Huxley’s Gratuitous Grace,2011-corrugated cardboard/digital media
The Door;It’s A Brave New World, 2011-corrugated cardboard
Void III ,2011-corrugated cardboard and enamel
Void IV ,2011-corrugated cardboard and enamel
Void II ,2011-corrugated cardboard and enamel
Void I, 2011-corrugated cardboard and enamel
Senator David Norris visits the show at the Dunamaise in Portlaoise Monday October 10th 2011