Cuisle ag Ardú – Ascending Pulse

Exhibition opening 9th April 2010 at 8p.m.
Exhibition will continue until 19.06.2010

An Gailearaí has selected four artists living and working along the west coast of Ireland to exhibit together under the title Cuisle ag Ardú. This group show is representative of the strong, thriving 'pulse' of contemporary visual expression that flourishes along the western board. Painting, drawing and photography are re-examined, re-appraised and adopted as each artists own visual language.

Maggie Morrison:

Achill Island, Co Mayo
Rocks in Surf Maggie Morrison Oil on Convas 120x120cm
Maggie Morrison is originally from Dublin but has lived for 17 years in Achill Island. A graduate of NCAD she completed an MA in the U.S. and has exhibited regularly over the years both nationally and internationally.
"Recently and quite suddenly I have been painting the sea. The sea is in front of me every day, the first thing I see every morning as I live 150 metres from the shore for the past 17 years. The sea is rarely blue, more often grey, brown, black, silver and green. It frightens me; it is vast and unpredictable, wet, salty and so enormous. For most of these years I have tried to ignore it and these paintings have come about despite my efforts".
Borrowed Time I Sean O Flaithearta Mixed media on board 130x100cm

Seán Ó Flaithearta:

Inis Mór, Co na Gaillimhe

A native of Inis Mór, Sean Ó Flaithearta and is a graduate of NCAD and has studied in both Belgium and the United States. He has received numerous bursaries and residencies and has exhibited continually since 1989 both in Ireland and
Bone Flowering Úna Ní Shé Mixed media on Paper 105x150cm

Úna Ní Shé:

Chorca Dhuibhne,
Co Chiarraí

Úna Ní Shé graduated from NCAD in 1980. Since then she has developed a reputation as one of the most innovative artists working in felt and textiles and has exhibited both nationally and internationally.

Donegal Blues Tomasz Madajczak Hand processed Photography 98x96cm

 Tomasz Madajczak:

An Fál Carrach,
Co Dhún na nGall

Tomasz Madajczak is originally from Poland but has lived in
Ireland since 2002. He graduated from the Fine Art Academy, Poznan, Poland and has since exhibited in Poland, Germany, Netherlands and Ireland.