Courthouse Gallery hosts exciting new exhibition
An exhibition of art works created as part of a joint creative writing and ceramics project, supported by the Clare County Council Arts Office through the Embrace Programme and the Dulick Centre in Ennis, will be hosted at The Courthouse Gallery & Studios in Ennistymon from 2 March to 27 April.
‘An Image in My Head’ marks self-trained artist Ronan Murphy’s most significant exhibition to date. His art practice spans creative writing, ceramics and print, where the apparent ordinariness of everyday life comes into question through the richness his imagery.
The series of works was produced over the past year under the Embrace Programme at the Dulick Centre, where Murphy has been honing his skills and developing a unique style since 2016. A visit to the KCAT Art and Study Centre in Kilkenny led to a meeting with KCAT’s co-founder, artist Andrew Pike, and a subsequent invitation to Pike to share this exhibition.
The portraiture of Andrew Pike also proposes new ways of looking at the face and the facades of the everyday. A well-established artist working across a variety of media including painting and animation, his work has been shown extensively in Ireland and internationally. Though best known for his paintings, Andrew has award-winning animations to his credit, and co-designed the MACNAS Big River Parade as part of Galway Arts Festival 2006. Most recently Andrew’s self-portrait (2018) has been acquired by the National Portrait Collection of Ireland at the University of Limerick.
Curated by artist / curator Dominic Thorpe, ‘An Image in my Head’ by Ronan Murphy and Andrew Pike will be officially opened by Patrick Looney of the Dulick Centre at The Courthouse Gallery & Studios at 7.30pm on Friday 1 March 2019. The exhibition is supported by Clare County Council, KCAT and the Dulick Centre, Ennis.