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Embroidery on canvas

Visual Art: Mná at Mayfield Arts Centre

24 Mar - 21 Apr 2017 (Past)

Mayfield Arts Centre

An exhibition of work by artists Ailbhe Barrett, Angela Burchill and Bríd Heffernan at Mayfield Arts Centre

Following on from the recent global women’s marches, this exhibition presents the work of women artists from the Cúig studio group at the Mayfield Arts Centre.

Ailbhe Barrett has experimented with various media and materials over the years, developing her own unique style. She takes inspiration from films, nature, the people she meets and the sculptural works of other artists. ‘I love sculptures and using charcoal’ she says. For Mná, Ailbhe presents a selection of paintings of people in colourfully patterned garments.

Recently Angela Burchill has been working with layered acrylic inks and embroidery on canvas. A departure from her distinct works inspired by religious iconography, these new works explore the textures, patterns and colours of the Irish Landscape. ‘I am inspired by the people and places I see in my travels’.

Bríd Heffernan has experimented with various materials working primarily with mixed media, dry point etchings and drawing with acrylic inks. She takes inspiration from the world of style and fashion in particular, incorporating elements of patterns and vivid colours into her work.

Opening 12.00 Friday 24th March, all are welcome.

Opening Hours: 10am to 4pm, Monday – Friday
Exhibition runs from Friday 24th March – 21st April 2017

Watch: Cúig artists featured on Imeall.

Painting by Ailbhe Barrett

Cúig – ‘Creativity Unlimited an Integrated Group’, are five artists with intellectual disabilities employed as artists in residence at Mayfield Arts Centre

Painting by Bríd Heffernan.


Ailbhe Barrett
Angela Burchill
Bríd Heffernan
Mayfield Arts Centre