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Visual art: Together Now – The Engagement Project exhibition at OPW Farmleigh Gallery

25 Oct - 17 Nov 2019

OPW Farmleigh Gallery


Hosted by the OPW Farmleigh Gallery | Curated by Catherine Marshall.

Together Now: The Engagement Project Exhibition will be opened on Friday 25th October 2019 at 6:30pm by Nigel Rolfe.

Together Now: The Engagement Project is a large group exhibition of painting, drawing, installation, sculpture and film by artists from the Kilkenny Collective for Arts Talent (KCAT), in Callan, Co. Kilkenny and artists from very different practice contexts from all over Ireland, who have been working together in residencies and other forms of engagement since 2014. Curated by Catherine Marshall, and following a symposium at KCAT in Callan at the end of 2018, this exhibition, drawing on the work of the 24 artists, is touring to venues across Ireland.

The work on show has been made as a result of collaborations and conversations between the artists from KCAT and artists who prioritise social engagement, performance, installation and a variety of media from film and video to very un-traditional interpretations of traditional media such as painting and sculpture.
The exhibition was launched in June 2019 at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre and it will travel to the following venues after the OPW galleries at Farmleigh:
F.E. McWilliam Gallery in Banbridge, the Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Ballinglen Art Foundation, Ballina Arts Centre in Co. Mayo before finishing back in Callan, Co. Kilkenny.

The artists who are engaged in these collaborations of hand and mind are Saturio Alonso, Steven Aylin, Thomas Barron, Declan Byrne, Francis Casey, Diane Chambers, Mary Cody, Alan Counihan, Eileen Mulrooney, Lorna Corrigan, Sinéad Fahey, Fergus Fitzgerald, Mary Ann Gelly, Brianna Hurley, Fintin Kelly, Sinéad Keogh, Nevan Lahart, Alistair MacLennan, Paul Mosse, Rachel Parry, Andrew Pike, Gypsy Ray, Anna Spearman, Dominic Thorpe, Jason Turner and Margaret Walker.

Exhibition will run until 17th November 2019.

For details on the project please click here

Image: Install view of Together Now: The Engagement Project Exhibition at Uillin: West Cork Arts Centre


Categories: Artists, Audiences, The Arts


Tags: Visual arts


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