An exhibition by Mary Fahy
07 January 2013 - 26 January 2013
10:00 - 16:00
Clare Museum, Arthur's Row, Ennis, Co Clare
Phone: 065 6823382
An exhibition by Mary Fahy will take place in the Foyer of the Clare Museum, Ennis from January 7th – 26th, 2013. Opening reception Saturday, January 12th at 3pm. All are welcome.
Following her recent successful exhibition in Scariff, Mary Fahy is bringing her vibrant exhibition ‘View’ to Ennis. ‘View’ invites the observer to enter into and respond to a variety of scenes. These paintings span a range of media, from oil painting to acrylic, watercolour and mixed media collage. Fahy explores colour and texture through highly individual responses to her environment. Recurring themes include trees, coastline, reflections, the play of light on land and sea. There is a sense of recollection, of experience and of contemplation in her strongly developed pieces.
Originally from Galway, Fahy has been living in Ennistymon since 2003 where she works as head of the Art Department in Scoil Mhuire. She studied art in the Limerick School of Art and Design graduating in 2001 with a First Class Honours Degree in Fine Art Painting. She achieved a First Class Honours in her H. Dip year in 2003, winning both the presitigious Larkin Memorial Award and Irish Times Award in 2003. Fahy was selected for the Young Contemporaries Exhibition in the Belltable Arts Centre for her Degree Show and was also recipient of the Collector General’s Award. She was twice shortlisted for the Markievitcz Medal Painting Award. Since graduating Fahy has taught art full time and has worked on many collaborative art projects funded by the Arts Council and Creative Engagement. She has exhibited widely, her most recent international show in Camac Arts Centre, France took place whilst on an artist residency there in July 2012.
This exhibition is supported by Clare Arts Office.