Three of Ireland’s most visual artists are coming together to put on what will be an important exhibition and the first big foray into cross border art for Dungannon.
The Ranfurly Arts and Visitors Centre is hosting Daire Lynch from County Mayo, Adrian Wright from Banbridge and Dungannon’s Marty Cullen.
The three artists, well known across Ireland and on the international stage, are exhibiting ground breaking and highly original new works of art.
Wright from Banbridge is a highly acclaimed portrait artist who has produced many images of Ireland’s best known faces.
He is at the moment moving into the figurative genre, and Dungannon will be the first showing of these highly anticipated works.
Daire Lynch is known as one of Ireland’s best contemporary artists, his highly visual and thought provoking works are mostly oils. He is taking up pieces that have not yet being exhibited. He is delighted to make the trip North. The Mayo based fine artist was contacted by the exhibition curator Brian O’Neill and took up the offer straight away.
Cullen from Dungannon is showing his cutting edge abstracts – Cullen is a multi media artist and cuts
from traditional through to the ultra modern. His works take references from Miro to Picasso to Hirst. An accomplished avant garde photographer, Cullen’s newest works have again never been shown.
The exhibition is gathering interest from across Ireland. Brian O’Neill is curating the show and is
excited about the three artists. He said: “These artists are three of Ireland’s finest and they are bringing strands of ideas and art to Dungannon that are more often restricted to the large cities. Their works are as similar as chalk and cheese. These guys routinely rip up the rule book to produce cutting edge art fit for the new century.”
Don’t expect to see any paintings of Kate Kearney’s Cottage, quipped one of the artists.
Cuba Clothing of Dungannon and Hagans Bar are very delighted to be supporting the event and excited that Dungannon is hosting an important cross border modern art event of this kind.
The exhibition opens at 7pm on Monday the 2nd of February at the Ranfurly Arts and Visitors Centre, Market Square, Dungannon and finishes on the 26th of February.