We are delighted to announce we will host gallery tours of our current exhibitions:
Tours are suitable for both Primary and Secondary Students and will be adapted to suit attending groups.
Tours are free to attend. Booking is essential.
Dates available from: 9th – 27th October or 6th -17th November
Spider Tree by Ben Reilly (Main Gallery)
In Process by Magda Karol (FOH Space)
How to book:
To book your space, please email the following details to Sandra Kelly, Visual Arts & Education Manager, email@example.com :
Date and Time: (you would like to book your tour)
Please let us know if your class group is an exam year.
About the exhibitions:
Spider Tree – Ben Reilly
Spider Tree refers to a particular gnarly old yew tree that to me, particularly in winter, looks like a long legged circular Black spider. In the summer, it fills out into a sort of glowing circle that has the look of a very hairy dogs head. This Tree became my start point for drawings during that period of restricted walking. At first, I used these drawings and photos in photo etching but for the last year and a half, I have been working on them through sculpture and they have now developed into this small forest.
Cast wax, and Bronze, carved, wood, welded mild steel, Pasted Gold leaf. Glued screwed and bolted bits and pieces form the basis of most of the Sculpture pieces. The prints are Photo Etching and Spit Bite, on Hahnemuhle Natural White.
Visit https://benreilly.ie/ for more information on the artist and his work.
In Process – Magda Karol (Foh Space)
In Process, an exhibition of work by Magda Karol, offers a unique opportunity to experience the power of art in bridging human connections amidst the overwhelming sea of information that can often drown out the essence of human interaction. Through her art, Karol creates a space that reflects the ever-evolving emotional landscapes of our contemporary existence, providing her audience with a vessel for communication and engagement. This series of works is a testament to the profound impact that art can have in building bridges between people and offers an insightful perspective into the emotional and cultural fabric that defines our world today.