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Gokotta Oil on Canvas 180 x 180cm 2024

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Apricity Maggie Morrisson

Friday 19 April - Saturday 1 June 2024

The Linenhall Arts Centre are pleased to present Apricity an exhibition of work by Maggie Morrisson, to be opened by Anne McCarthy, Town Regeneration Officer, Mayo County Council, Friday, 19 April at 5pm.

Artist Statement

My work has evolved from a number of sources; from memories of my parents much loved garden and my grandmother’s small farm in the midlands where I spent time in the summers, from a sense of wonder, awe of and curiosity about the immensity of the earth, the very nature of nature and our relationship with it.

The current body of work uses images from my own garden, (playing with nature), from other gardens I visit, from nature I encounter and that which I go looking for. In visits to botanical gardens, in particular the greenhouses, these creations of tropical plant habitats in the middle of cities enthral me, and raise so many questions about the real environments they are replicating. The tropical greenhouse in Amsterdam is one of my favourites.

In my most recent paintings I have delved back into using colour as an expression of a particular feeling or experience of what surrounds us, what we are part of and our relationship with it.

Maggie Morrission was born in Dublin and educated at the National College of Art in Dublin and at the University of Southern Illinois, Carbondale Illinois – completing an MFA in 1992. She has exhibited her work widely in various venues including the Rubicon Gallery Dublin, The Linenhall Arts Centre Castlebar, Airfield House Dublin, Crawford Gallery Cork, Buter Gallery Kilkenny. Maggie has exhibited regularly throughout Ireland since 1989, including the Crawford Gallery Cork and the Royal Hibernian Academy. A substantial contemporary artist, she is greatly influenced by her surroundings on the Western Seaboard and has received many awards for her striking contemporary work.


Past Exhibitions

Castlebar Celtic

Framed Memories of Castlebar Celtic FC

3 - 31 May

Connections

Connections

6 Degrees West

9 March - 26 April

Step Away Closer Cathy Dorman

Step Away Closer

Cathy Dorman

1 March - 13 April

Art Exhibition Collage Count Me In 2024 LQ

A Tapestry of Diverse Stories

Count Me In

15 February - 9 March