Something about Painting

Carissa Farrell explores the way in which Susan Connolly, Jennifer Trouton and Judy Carroll Deeley forge their own vision of oil on canvas at the Solstice in Navan. Using the word ‘struggle’ in the context of writing about painting conjures up outdated and sentimental notions of what it is to be an artist. But each time I […]

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Moments of Inception review

17 October – 16 November, 2013, QSS Studios and Gallery, Belfast Review by Slavka Sverakova See documentation of the exhibition Expanding the curatorial field Eoin Dara has chosen the unexpected.  Objects that may or may not be art, nonchalant debris of something else, birth of an idea made just about visible, or not. Dara describes his […]

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Dougal McKenzie – Art & Opportunity

Dougal McKenzie on balancing preparedness with understanding the importance of the ‘lucky break’ in his art career. Dougal McKenzie Things of This World mixed media & collage on paper If one thing is true in the life of an artist (whatever stage of your studies or career) it is that no matter how much you think […]

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Ellipsis

Aidan Dunne, essay accompanying Ellipsis exhibition by Jennifer Trouton in Millennium Court Portadown, Northern Ireland. “In my Father’s house there are many mansions: if it were not so I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.” John 14:2 “And all the rooms they smell like diesel And you take on […]

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