VISUAL ART: GALLERY Friday 27 March - Saturday 2 May
Painter Mary Ronayne collects imagery from literary sources, old prints and paintings, photographs, magazines, accruing references from various eras and historical times, cutting and joining divergent histories and narratives - early Irish history and folklore clash with ‘ugly’ mid-20th century ceramics, Renaissance imagery positioned alongside reconstructed magazine shots of contemporary domestic interiors hosting families incongruous to the era.
Her preferred choice of “gooey” enamel paint creates an illusion of blithe, cartoon-like characters and spaces, a fool’s paradise, seemingly devoid of intended political or social meaning; yet there is a Hogarthian quality to the work, a suggestion that behind the farcical lies satire and allegory.
Mary has an MA from NCAD and and lectures in Computer Illustration in Dublin. She has exhibited widely in Ireland (including RHA and RUA annual exhibitions), in N. Ireland and the UK.
Official opening on Friday 27 March. Details to follow. All welcome.
VISUAL ART: FOYER Friday 27 March - Saturday 18 April
An exhibition of joyful paintings by two artists passionate about colour and painting.
Lillian: “I share a passion to express my love of colour through the power of being creative.”
Jane: “I have had a love of art and colour from my childhood, and grew to develop my emotions and talent through my love for oil painting. I would like to share this with others.”
Official opening on Friday 27 March at 2.30pm. All welcome.
VISUAL ART: FOYER Friday 24 April - Saturday 23 May
An exhibition by members of RehabCare Sewing Group. “The RehabCare Sewing Group was established about 8 years ago by Emma Gallagher in Breaffy Road, and the members have made many beautiful pieces, we have gathered some here for your enjoyment, a few may appear well loved, all are cherished and made with a special person in mind.”
The artists in Spencer Street are also exhibiting a collection of painting, craft and sewing, facilitated by both Emma Gallagher and Colette Howley.
Official opening on Wednesday 29 April at 2.30pm. All welcome.