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Contemporary Art at Christmas 2015

Event Date: 02 December 2015

Our annual Contemporary Art at Christmas exhibition will take place on Wednesday 2 December 2015 from 6.00pm - 8.00pm in our offices on Barrow Street.

Gemma Tipton of the Irish Times will open the exhibition and Natasha McKenna of Mason Hayes & Curran will give an overview of the exhibition, followed by a drinks reception and canapés. The artists will also be available during the evening to discuss their work and the pieces on display will be on sale. See below for artist details.

Email events@mhc.ie if you would like more information or wish to attend.

Featured artists include

Leah Beggs
Leah is a graduate of Dunlaoghaire College of Art and Design currently living and working in Connemara. She paints in reaction to visual and atmospheric elements around her and is inspired by the Connemara countryside.

Shane Berkery
Shane is a half Irish, half Japanese painter based in Dublin. Shane's objective in painting is to create an intense sense of presence in both the depicted figure within the painting, and the painting within the space it is displayed.

Aimee Gallagher
Aimee is a Dublin-based visual artist and printmaker who has just completed a BA in Fine Art & History of Art at NCAD. Her work predominantly explores themes of Presence and Absence.

Cora O’Brien
Cora is a Dublin-based artist and a graduate of NCAD and DIT. Cora has had many solo exhibitions and has also participated in group shows. Her work is in private collections in Ireland and abroad as well as included in the collections of Aer Lingus, The Law Society, Tallaght Hospital and others.

Joann O'Meara
Joann is a painter from Dublin and currently residing in Seattle, Washington. Since graduating in June of 2013 she has experienced much success and continues to further her career as an internationally recognized artist.

Myriam Kavanagh
Dublin-born Myriam trained originally at NCAD and has since worked to develop her own style, also studying the Florentine 'old masters' methods. This has created a unique and dynamic style, with its origins founded on classical principles.

Niall Leavy
Niall is a Meath-based artist known for his distinctive and vibrant contemporary paintings. Niall has exhibited widely, including solo shows, and this year has featured in shows with the Sol Gallery, in London, Singapore, Hong Kong, Seoul, and Stockholm and with the Chimera Gallery at Edinburgh.

Ciara O'Brien
Ciara has just graduated from Fine Print in the NCAD and is currently working with the GUM Collective in the RHA and Black Church Print Studios residencies. She focuses on monochromatic line work in creating flow, tension and release while drawing on her fascination with aerial photography and the movement of the human body.  

If you would like more information about the event, please email events@mhc.ie.

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