Marie Hanlon and Bernadette Kiely at Luan Gallery | On Show | Athlone Arts and Tourism

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Marie Hanlon and Bernadette Kiely at Luan Gallery

posted: Jan 10

Opens Saturday 03rd February at 3pm and continues until 25th March 2018

Water Table by Marie Hanlon

Image: Escape, 2018, perspex, water

Image: Escape, 2018, perspex, water

 

Dublin based Marie Hanlon uses water as a catalyst throughout her upcoming exhibition. Utilising a mixture of sculptural elements, Marie will create an art installation that addresses the notion of water as both a precious resource and an environmental threat. Hanlon combines the unlikely elements of metal and water to add environmental and political dimensions to her practice, balancing the formal qualities of the material she employs. Hanlon is a History of European Painting and English graduate of University College Dublin and has worked as a professional artist since 1990. She is a member of Aosdána.

 

SO MUCH WATER [so] CLOSE TO HOME by Bernadette Kiely

Welcome to Claregalway by Bernadette Kiely

Image: Welcome to Claregalway, 2017, oil on canvas, 70 × 100cm

 

In the River and Library galleries will hang the paintings and drawings of Kilkenny based artist Bernadette Kiely. To date, Kiely’s work has consisted of painting and drawing underpinned by photography. Utilising oil paint and charcoal and water on canvas, her work reflects her observations of flooding over many years on the River Nore where she lives, and aims to draw attention to the instability created by flooding in Ireland and throughout the wider world, including her depiction of the River Shannon in flood.  Kiely is a graduate of Graphic Design Communications at Waterford Institute of Technology and Drawing at the Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK and has worked as a professional artist since 1986. She is also a member of Aosdána.

 

The exhibition will officially launch on Saturday 03rd February at 3pm and will continue until 25th March. 

 

Luan Gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday 11.00 – 17.00 and Sundays 12.00 – 17.00. Admittance to Luan Gallery is free of cost and guided tours are available to all at no cost.

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