Luan Gallery to hold two exhibitions as part of 1916 centenary programme

As part of the Ireland 2016 Programme, Luan Gallery will be hosting two exhibitions based on the theme of the 1916 Rising Centenary.

The first of two specially scheduled shows is entitled ‘100‘ launched at Luan Gallery on Friday, March 4. ‘100‘ is a mixed media art exhibition featuring the work of five professional artists, two artist collectives, and two community-based artists groups. The exhibition was derived from an open call that occurred in spring 2015, which invited amateur and professional artists to respond to the centenary theme with ideas for exhibition.

The resulting submissions were reviewed and an exhibition created to represent a varied selection of artistic responses. The exhibition features work from artists based both locally and beyond and includes a variety of media such as installation, film, encaustic, textile art, performance art and painted works. The exhibition comprises works by: Tomás O’Maoldomhnaigh, Jill Miller, Emma Stroude, Jackie Eastwood, Roger O’Shea, Susanne Colleary, and Sue Morris.

Rosemarie Langtry, Niamh O’Connor, and Lora Murphy also feature with a collaborative piece they developed, which includes public commentary as a social engaged element. Nessa McMahon, Frances Flanagan, Josie Molloy, and Jessica Wehder are the Schoolhouse Quilters and have made some textile works for the show, while Sandy Hughes, Joanne Wade, Padraig Hanevy, and Aideen Harkins as Tonnta Arts Group are featuring a site-specific external work in sculpture.

The exhibition will run until April 15 and guided tours, workshops and talks will be scheduled throughout. For further information contact Luan Gallery on (090 ) 6442154 or email [email protected]. Admission to the gallery is free for groups and individuals. Tours and workshops for groups and schools can be arranged by contacting the gallery in advance.

Luan Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday from 11am to 5pm, on Sunday from 12 noon to 5pm, and is closed on Mondays.

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