VISUAL ART GALLERY: Friday 23rd February - Saturday 24th March
Patrick Corcoran is an artist based in Limerick City, working in mixed media. He explains: “Phobos and Deimos were figures in Greek mythology, twin brothers personifying fear and terror. This work deals with the themes of defence, self-defence and fear. Though several pieces are personal, coming directly from my own dreams and nightmares, other pieces stem from fear-related topics, such as the prevailing atmosphere of ‘climate of fear’ covered so frequently by the national and international media. This climate includes financial worries, civil strife/conflict, global environmental/weather concerns and even interstellar /cosmic earth-related disasters. The individual works in Phobos & Deimos, though varying in style and media, all relate to how governments, the media and individuals explore these concerns and issues.”
Corcoran has exhibited in Ireland, UK, Switzerland, Brazil, Hungary and China.
Official opening on Friday 23rd February at 7.30pm. All welcome.
VISUAL ART GALLERY: Thursday 29th March - Saturday 28th April
Erin Hagan’s practice aims to embody a sense of mystery, by connecting to spontaneities and chance in her process of making. Her curiosity in the possibilities with the materials that she works with often directs its outcome: encountering, manifesting, becoming, as a constant cyclical process in her art.
Erin Hagan was born in Co.Tyrone and now lives and works as a visual artist in Belfast. She graduated with a Master of Fine Art in 2014 at Belfast School of Art. Since then she has exhibited in galleries such as Platform Arts, Catalyst Arts, Golden Thread, 126 Gallery and more. She has also been co-director and chair at Platform Arts which is an artist-run space in Belfast.
VISUAL ART GALLERY: Friday 4th May - Saturday 2nd June
Katie Moore is a visual artist based in Co. Mayo. Her latest work is an installation, Memory. She says: “My work is very conceptually driven. Each process and action within the process is very considered. The materials I use are influenced by experiences in isolation and the theme I am working with. Human conditions such as empathy, isolation, trauma, loss, memorialisation are recurrent themes within my practice.” Katie graduated from GMIT Galway in 2015. She was Artist-in-Residence at the Jackie Clarke Collection, Ballina, creating the installation Paper Bloom and a limited edition publication. She created work for On Sight 2016 sculpture trail at National Museum of Ireland and for 186th Annual RHA Exhibition. Other residencies include A – Z West in California; 2×2 Part 2 at 126 in Galway; D.I.V.A at Electric Picnic; and A4 Sounds, Dublin. She received the Upstart Bursary from Mayo County Council Arts Office, with work at Mayo University Hospital, and had a solo show at the Custom House Studios in Westport in 2016.
Official opening on Friday 4th May at 7.30pm. All welcome.
The exhibition is supported by the Arts Council’s Arts and Dis-ability Connect Scheme managed by Arts and Disability Ireland.
VISUAL ART FOYER: Wednesday 14th March - Saturday 14th April
“The Art Department in the school is a vibrant environment with on-going projects in a variety of crafts such as Printmaking. 3D work in clay modelling, wire construction and plaster of Paris are also explored. Linoprinting involves design skills with simplification of a drawing then transfer of design to lino and then carving and cutting the lino to achieve a variety of marks. The lino is then inked and printed to achieve a series of prints. The works on exhibition are evidence of the students design, cutting and planning skills combined with creative choices. Students of all abilities are encouraged to express their creative side and to develop their art, craft and design skills.” - Jean Bourke, teacher
Official opening on Wednesday 14th March at 2.15pm.