I am currently developing a new body of work based on my recent trip to Hong Kong and Macau. I was there as artist in residence by invitation of the Irish Asia Festival, with the kind support of the festial and of Culture Ireland. Whilst there I exhibited my work in a solo show in the Anita Chan Lai-Ling Gallery in the Fringe Club on Hong Kong Island (pls scroll down to see pics of the opening) - and showed in Creative Macau. Resulting new work will be shown in the Hook Lighthouse, Wexford in October 2018. Anyone who wants a peek at it before then can see a snippet of it when I show at the Enniscorthy Art Trail over the August bank holiday. My exhibit during the EAT festival is really a snapshot of what is going on in my studio right now so as such I will be painting there periodicially for the duration of the festival. I welcome the interaction and chats with viewers, so please do not feel you are interrupting me. Visitors are very much welcome. It will some new work and some older pieces - some of which I have reworked inspired by my travels.
Whilst in Hong Kong I was delighted to have discovered that I was awarded an Artlinks Bursary 2018. This is a fantastic opportunity for me and will enable me to drive my practice forward.
I am so happy also to have been awarded a residency within a primary school in Wexford again for 2018/19 as part of the Living arts Project - which is a fantastic initiative run by the Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford County Council and the Arts Council of Ireland. This coming school year I will be working with Ballymitty National School and I am looking forward to it immensly. In 2017/18 I took part in an exciting new strand of the project- which was run in secondary schools on a pilot bases. Through it I am worked with Selskar College in Wexford town. [http://www.wexfordartscentre.ie/education-living-arts-project-2017-18.html] For the same project I was also awarded residencies in previous years when I worked with two great schools, Our Lady of Fatima NS in Wexford town and Ballycullane National School.
In 2018 have also completed a residency with Carrigduff National School in Bunclody. This was through the artist/teacher partnership via Wexford Education Centre.
Exhibition in Anita Chan Lai-Ling Gallery Hong Kong
Below are some pics of my solo show opening in the Anita Chan Lai-Ling Gallery. Many thanks to the Hong Kong and Macau Irish Festival and to Culture Ireland for your support.