Sinead Slattery & David O'Rourke will hold an exhibition of work entitled People and Places
08 April 2014 - 02 May 2016
Gallery at the County Museum, Museum Foyer, Town Plaza, Ennis, Co Clare
- Visual entertainment
- Wheel Chair accessible
- Free Admission
Ennis artists, Sinead Slattery and David O’Rourke will hold an exhibition of work entitled People and Places at the Clare Museum from Tuesday, 8th April until Friday, 2nd May.
The two artists are members of the Clare Art Collective, and have worked together on a number of occasions before, as part of the group shows. Their latest exhibition features portraits, streetscapes and landscapes.
David’s work features a collection of paintings, some new and some previously painted, which are united by the common theme. Among the places featured are Ennis, Kilkee and Sydney, Australia.
David was in Australia recently to visit his family who have been there for the past year. “The theme is one that is particular to the Irish experience and separation over distance and is one that many Irish families are experiencing at the moment and have done in the past. One painting from the Dreaming exhibition, featuring my daughter, Eve, who I had to leave in Australia on returning to Clare is particularly personal. Other paintings feature the area around Marrickville in Sydney. There are also portraits based in realism but with a surreal twist. I have a number of works on show in Australia at the moment and those will feature in print form,” he explained.
Sinead’s paintings are made up of landscape scenes, which she creates using glass paints, to make them more striking.
“I love the nice strong colours. I got fed up with watercolours and oil paints so, in the last couple of years, I’ve started using glass paints, not on glass but on canvas,” she said.
She will also feature a number of portraits in mixed media. They feature people she knows and, like Dave, Sinead’s daughter also features in a painting in the exhibition.