Alice Maher to launch Reservoir in Westport

One of Ireland’s most respected contemporary artists, Alice Maher, is to launch a new collection of never-before-seen sketchbooks and notebooks that span her entire career, on Thursday, November 13.

The launch of Reservoir takes place at the Custom House Studios Gallery at The Quay at 6.30pm.

Reservoir showcases colourful, playful, and evocative documents alongside some of Maher’s pivotal artworks, inviting the reader to examine how the artist drew her ‘reservoir’ of sketches, musings, and ideas to form the cornerstones of her renowned artistic career and to examine the complex relationship between inspiration and ‘finished’ pieces.

Beautifully crafted and designed with a full and innovative engagement with the material, Reservoir draws from Alice Maher’s famed body of work to become a work of art in itself.

Art historian Dr Hilary Pyle will introduce the work at the launch.

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