Last Thursday, January 14th, the RHA Gallery held their New Year Exhibition opening.
The incredible featured works included:
O’Dea’s impressive thirteen feet high paintings reflect upon a revolutionary history in commemoration of the 1916 Easter Rising centennial; historic images capturing the zeitgeist of the War of Independence.
Farrell’s factual photographs also pay homage to 1916, depicting its effects from the 60s onwards that portray the immense social and political change that occurred through out the country.
His diverse images encapsulate the vernacular of the time with themes including religion and rural identity. A special event held on February 10th at 6pm, lead by Director Patrick T. Murphy, will discuss the collective photographic essay.
McCarthy’s work explores her relationship with a shared home in her family in Northern Ireland: charcoal drawings of nighttime landscapes evoked from memories of summer vacations to the farm prior to The Troubles, when it was then sold.
Mayhew’s work investigates the transient nature of people’s perceptions of surroundings, suggesting that what is considered as pleasing may just be a result of sugarcoated memories.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday:
11.00am – 5.00pm
Wednesday LATE night opening:
11.00am – 8.00pm
12.00pm – 5.00pm
Admission to RHA Gallery is free!