Amharc Fhine Gall X - Transhistorial Terrain

Amharc Fhine Gall X - Transhistorial Terrain

Ella DeBurca, Ruth Clinton & Niamh Moriarty / Curated by Linda Shevlin

Wed 9 Dec - Sat 13 Feb 2016 Ground & First Floor Galleries

Marking the 10th edition of Amharc Fhine Gall, Fingal Arts Office is delighted to present the work of Ella DeBurca, Ruth Clinton & Niamh Moriarty with its annual exhibition opportunity Amharc Fhine Gall X. The opportunity also extends to a curator who works with the artists to create a suitable context to show their work to a wider local and contemporary art audience in a professional, contemporary art space. This year the show is curated by Linda Shevlin.

Linda Shevlin’s interest lies in lesser-known aspects of history, their intersection with the present and how conceptual traditions in art can be unpicked through research in archaeology, history and ethnography. By presenting the work of artists who bring into play memory, hearsay, oral and archival history so as to construct new readings of the past, the exhibition aims to lay emphasis on the idea that the visual is an assimilatory process continuously at work in the construction of cultural, political, personal and national identities.

We are caught in a temporal flux, oscillating between future and past while often disregarding the here and now. For if the New, as a cultural and material trope, is bound to the future, and history is anchored to the past, how and when are we left to consider our present?

The specifically commissioned new works in this exhibition were created by revisiting historical material and overlapping major and minor narratives across multiple times and places, exposing larger historical and social narratives.

Draiocht's Galleries are open Monday to Saturday 10am-6pm. Admission is Free.

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Gallery Launch: Ruth McDonnell

Gallery Launch: Ruth McDonnell

GLIMPSE

Sat 27 Feb 2016 3pm Ground Floor Gallery // Free Admission

Please join us for the Launch of Glimpse by Ruth McDonnell.

Saturday 27 February 2016, 3pm in our Ground Floor Gallery.

To be opened by Carissa Farrell, Curator & Writer.

Full exhibition details here ... 

Ruth McDonnell

Ruth McDonnell

GLIMPSE

Sat 27 Feb - Sat 7 May 2016 Ground Floor Gallery

‘I like being distracted, flattered, tickled, even rather upset – but I should not mind something more; I should like something serious. I should like to be changed by more films, as art can change one; I should like something to happen when I go to the cinema’.
Elizabeth Bowen, ‘Why I Go to the Cinema’

These drawings and paintings capture glimpses of cinema interiors and fleeting images of the facades of Irish picture houses. GLIMPSE is infused by Ruth McDonnell’s own passion for cinema and by the years she has spent working in film and television.

Ruth Mc Donnell studied at NCAD Dublin; Medway College of Design, Kent; Dún Laoghaire IADT; and DIT Dublin, where she was awarded a Degree in Fine Art. Her residencies and awards include Royal Dublin Society Printmaking Award; Arts Council bursaries in 2004 and 2008 and Cavan Arts Awards in 2004 and 2013 and a Ballinglen Arts Foundation Fellowship 2014. Ruth has exhibited at the RHA, Dublin; the RUA, Belfast; Éigse, Carlow; VUE, Dublin and in group shows across Ireland. Ruth’s work is held in the Irish Government Art Collection and other public and private collections. This is Ruth’s seventh solo exhibition.

Draiocht's Galleries are open Monday to Saturday 10am-6pm. Admission is Free.