Two visual artists win Mayo County Council bursaries

Two Tyrone Guthrie bursaries from Mayo County Council have been awarded to visual artists Mary Noonan and Will O’Kane. Every year Mayo County Council offers two bursary awards to artists born or living in Mayo, to enable them to spend two weeks at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig, County Monaghan. Each bursary covers all board and lodging expenses for a two-week period, plus the use of a studio if relevant.

Mary Noonan, a visual artist from Claremorris now based in Dublin, works with many different media including painting, drawing, print and sculptural installation, and most of her work is drawing based. She has exhibited both in Ireland and abroad and most recently at the Linenhall Arts Centre and Roscommon Arts Centre. She is currently working from The Red Stables Artists' Studios run by Dublin City Council in St Anne’s Park, Raheny.

Will O'Kane is a visual artist based in Dublin who is originally from Castlebar. He has exhibited throughout Ireland and abroad and his most recent solo exhibitions include Ballina Arts Centre 2008, The Linenhall Arts Centre 2009, and The Couch Gallery, Corkin 2010.

The bursaries are advertised annually and are open to practitioners in all art forms born or domiciled within County Mayo. Applicants should show significant achievement in their chosen field.

For further information contact the Arts Office, Mayo County Council. Tel 094 90 24444 exts 7558 e-mail: [email protected]

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