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An Incandescent Connection
11/11/2021

An Incandescent Connection
‘An Incandescent Connection’
 
A Studio Exhibition with three Kinsale artists:
 
Sarah Iremonger
Hina Khan
Éidín Griffin
 
26-28 November 2021
Opening Friday 6pm-9pm
Saturday & Sunday 12-6pm
 
(O’Connell Street
Above Eskimo Pizza)
 
With special thanks to Kinsale businesses; Kinsale Mead Co. www.kinsalemeadco.ie and Kokos of Kinsale, artisan chocolate makers www.kokokinsale.com for their generosity and support.
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A Studio Exhibition bringing together the artworks of three artists based in Kinsale, Co. Cork, will be held during the weekend of the 26-28 November 2021. Their work explores issues of connectedness and community, immigration and ecology.
 
Sarah Iremonger will show a selection of watercolours from her ‘Vessels’ project, exploring ideas of cultural connectedness through shape and colour. The vessels used in this work have been sourced from different countries; including North America, Iran, Pakistan and Syria. They have been reduced to transparent silhouettes, superimposed one on top of the other and painted as transparent colour separation films, to resemble Venn diagrams.
 
Hina Khan’s art includes both intricate detailed miniatures to large community based installations and collaborations. She believes that art has the power to connect cultures together, to create bridges and forge friendships. The delicate sensitivity needed to weave links and relate to cultural differences comes through in her careful works on paper in ink and watercolour.
 
Éidín Griffin has created a series of sculptural pieces using hand gathered local seeds and recycled paper based materials. As a seed saver and permaculture gardener she uses her inspiration from observations of the hedgerows and coastal paths to create work that shares the abundance of ecological potential that surrounds us.  
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Sarah Iremonger was born in Dublin in 1965. Using a multidisciplinary approach of found, created and adapted images, including photographs, murals, painting, drawing, badges, cards, digital media, video and neon in her work. Early work is embedded in the romantic and modernist traditions, with epic implications. Later and recent works, include site-specific projects, which explore ideas of representation and how, as a hangover of the romantic tradition, representation perpetuates a scenario of our separation from the world around us, the nature verses culture dichotomy. By focusing on appropriation and adaptation of available material, this work is best described as a series of thought experiments through painting. By placing subject matter and personal artistic expression in the background, visual signifiers become hidden in a forest of post-representational camouflage.
 
www.sarahiremonger.com
 
Hina Kahn was born in Pakistan in 1980, studied there, and completed a Masters in Fine Arts majoring in Miniature Painting from Fatima Jinnah Women University, Punjab, Pakistan, using a mixture of traditional and innovative techniques in Miniatures. Portraying social issues, about immigration, humanitarian crises like prostitution, gender discrimination, gender restrictions, trauma, child abuse & killing in my work. Choosing miniature, because of its intricacy and delicacy of brush-work which creates a unique identity. Hina’s work is a mixture of traditional and contemporary miniature, attracted by the graceful lines, rhythm and depth of colors in a miniature. Her work is the constant search for the best way to interpret the ideas expressing her own ideologies through symbolism.
 
hinakhanartist@instagram
 
Éidín Griffin was born in Dublin in 1972. She is a seed saver, activist, maker and gardener. From creating hand gathered and harvested seeded paper to evocative mixed media work she is enthralled by liminal edges and deeply concerned about our ecological crisis. Much of her inspiration comes from daily slow observation of local places. After many years facilitating food gardens and creative educational change-making with grass roots organisations in South Africa, she now engages with community initiatives such as Transition Town Kinsale. After a year of art at Kinsale College she is now studying ecoliteracy with Dr. Cathy Fitzgerald and finding ways to blend her hands-on action with an aesthetic approach. Creating positive, thoughtful change within her personal sphere of influence is a primary part of her ethos. 
 
www.rebelseed.ie

Signal Arts Centre 30 Years of Making
4/1/2021

Signal Arts Centre 30 Years of Making
Image: Submerged Horizon / Skellig Michael, Star Wars and water camouflage,
2017, watercolour on paper, 49 x 66 cm

Multiple layered images of Skellig Michael, Star Wars / Storm Trooper and water camouflage, painted in the style of camouflage
Signal Arts Centre is celebrating over 30 years in existence with an exhibition in both Signal and Mermaid Arts Centres. The exhibition, entitled “Signal Arts Centre – 30 Years of Making” will open on Monday 29th March and will run until 24th April. Although the work will be hung in both galleries, the exhibition will be made available to view online due to the current restrictions.

First opened in June 1990 by a group of recently graduated artists, Signal is now entering its 31st year.  It was set up to provide an opportunity for other emerging artists to exhibit their work and to be a place of welcome and production for the many communities of Bray and North Wicklow. Their aim was to establish an artist run centre that would be a permanent part of the arts and local infrastructure. 
Since then, Signal has gone on to provide over 600 artists with a chance to exhibit their first solo show, to work with a number of resource centres, schools and communities of interest; to buy its own building and to run a community employment programme specifically for those wishing to develop a career in the arts. It’s been some journey and it has been a privilege seeing many of those young artists become nationally recognised. 

The exhibition will show works by 30 artists selected from the 600 artists who have previously exhibited in Signal. 

New Work Exhibition at Oliver Sears Gallery
3/31/2021

New Work Exhibition at Oliver Sears Gallery
Image: Kaleidoscope Vessels / multiple countries and times, 2020
Watercolour on paper, 38 x 29 cm
 
'The vessels used in this work come from different countries; some are thousands of years old, some hundreds. They have been reduced to silhouettes, superimposed one on top of the other and painted as transparent colour separation films, like a Venn diagram.'
 
While we are waiting to re-open our space on Fitzwilliam St Upper, we are happy to show you a selection of works that our artists have made over the last few months.
We are hoping to open our doors before the Summer and look forward to inviting you back into our gallery. We have a number of exhibitions planned in Dublin this year and will announce our schedule as soon as possible. We are also planning to launch In Residence III in September, in a town house in Marylebone in central London. This will be a curated exhibition by Brian Kennedy of works by both gallery artists and invited artists. We are greatly looking forward to a time when we can all interact again in person. Until then, please browse these new works.

Kaleidoscope Vessels

Build Your Own Horizon - Uillinn update / Bealtina 2022
3/31/2021

Build Your Own Horizon - Uillinn update / Bealtina 2022
Image: Build Your Own Horizon – Kinsale project, template for Build Your Own Horizon – Uillinn project. Ink on Card, scissors, 30 x 42 cm & variable, 2019.
 
Updated Description March 2021
 
Build Your Own Horizon, a site specific, public participation project, as part of the Bealtaine Artist in Residence program at Uillinn, West Cork Arts Centre, in association with Cork County Council, was due to take place during May 2020. This project has been postponed until May 2022 due to the Pandemic, in the hope that we can once again meet in the Centre to create this project.
 
The horizon helps position us, helps us know where we are and who we are, whither traveller, immigrant, local or refugee. Being situated helps us understand our reality. This is something we will all have to rebuild for ourselves again after the extensive disruption caused to our lives due to the Pandemic. I hope this project will be part of a process of reconnection and rediscovery of place.
 
Situated at Uillinn, this project will involve drawing workshops where participants will find ways to realize the views of the horizons through the windows at Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre. We will take the time to contemplate the sense of place Uillinn occupies in Skibbereen town. A contemporary building rising up four floors in the center of the town, it provides panoramic views of the town on several levels. This project will allow the participants to explore the idea of the horizon as constantly shifting and ephemeral, depending on the position of the viewer. It will provide an opportunity for reconnection between people, place and the Arts Centre.
 
The drawings of the horizons made by the participants, will then be reproduced as cutouts on A3 card for the public to cut out, colour, install in the main gallery and take home.
 
Sarah Iremonger uses a multidisciplinary approach of found, created and adapted images; including photographs, murals, painting, drawing, badges, cards, digital media, video and neon in her work.  Based in Kinsale, Co. Cork, early work was embedded in the romantic and modernist traditions, with epic implications. Later and recent work, include site-specific projects, which explore ideas of representation and how, as a hangover of the romantic tradition, representation perpetuates scenarios of separation from the world around us. By focusing on appropriation and adaptation of available material, placing the agency of subject matter and personal artistic expression in the background, visual signifiers become hidden in a forest of post-representational camouflage.
 
For further information please see: https://www.sarahiremonger.com/projects/horizons-2014-20/1

Change "Hunters Hide” group exhibition (30.5. - 11.7.2021)
2/21/2021

Change "Hunters Hide” group exhibition (30.5. - 11.7.2021)
Change “Hunters Hide” group exhibition (30.5. - 11.7.2021)

EMMANUEL WALDERDORFF GALERIE
Hofgut Molsberg
Hauptstrasse 41
56414 Molsberg / Westerwald
Germany
T: +49/6435/5483110
email: info(at)walderdorff.net
https://www.walderdorff.net

The hunters hide symbolises the controversy generated by discussions about hunting.Artists: Heike Kati Barath, Oliver Gather, Jan Gmeinhardt, Hubertus Hess, Sarah Iremonger, Paul Mayer, Minyoung Park, Beate Passow, Hans Pfrommer, Philipp Schönborn. Hunting is well established as an artistic theme. In earlier times interest was mainly one-sidedly focused on nature subjected to human domination, but today hunting is controversial.

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24/7 National Sculpture Factory
6/24/2020

24/7 National Sculpture Factory
24/7 is one of the National Sculpture Factory’s new digital online artists’ platforms.
24/7 is a short a short visual essay presentation where each artist introduces 24 slides in 7 mins with accompanied narration. It is designed for artists to explore their artistic research or areas of interest that feed into their artmaking or art thinking. Designed to be easily assembled during these times of Covid restrictions.
24/7 is so entitled because it alludes to the fact that artistic pursuits have no definitive timelines, there are no parameters, artists’ productive time is 24 hours 7 days a week.

'Here I have created a visual mind map to explore the thought processes gone into the creation of ‘Vessels’ (painting project) 2020. Included are source
materials and other possible outcomes.
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See also videos

Vessels to be shown at 'Outdraw' exhibition Uillinn
6/22/2020


Vessels works to be exhibited as part of Outdraw exhibition at Uillinn - 20 July until 14 September 2020. See Vessels in projects for more details about the works.

Uillinn are delighted to announce that we are working on an exhibition of drawings by West Cork artists, and as we are slowly emerging from our withdrawn period, the title of the show is
Outdraw
 
The exhibition will be exhibited in the Stairwell and Link Gallery. The show will coincide with the re-opening of the gallery on 20 July and run until 14 September.

Works for sale on Artsy.net
6/22/2020

Works for sale on Artsy.net
3 Vessels / Thailand 250BC; North America 1000AD; Sudan 3500BC
2020, Watercolour on paper, 38 x 29 cm €300

Works for sale on Artsy.net as part of the online exhibition 'Time of Our Lives' with Oliver Sears Gallery 2020.

The vessels used in this work come from different countries, some are thousands of years old, some hundreds, see titles. They are superimposed one on top of the other to create the illusion of transparent colours.

(This work has since been sold)

Time of our lives - Review
5/5/2020

Time of our lives - Review
Review in Irish Times 5 May 2020

'
Sarah Iremonger’s spare, flat-coloured composition 3 Vessels consists of three overlapping profiles of the vessels, which span thousands of years, from Sudan via Thailand to North America. In their elegance they exemplify the persistence of forms and materials in utilitarian objects across cultures and millennia, and the longevity of an aesthetic sense.'

Arts for All - featured artist
4/30/2020

Arts for All - featured artist
Distant Horizon / Cork Harbour with Mondrian compositions / detail
2017 - 18, watercolour on paper, 47 x 66 cm
Detail of multiple layered images of Cork Harbour drawn from photographs and Mondrian compositions, painted as camouflage.

Sarah Iremonger featured artist of Arts for All:
May & June 2020

Dates and links for featured online works are:
1st May 2020
8th May 2020

15th May 2020
22nd May 2020
29th May 2020
5th June 2020

12th June 2020
19th June 2020
26th June 2020

Vessels showing as part of 'Time of Our Lives"
4/15/2020

Vessels showing as part of 'Time of Our Lives"
3 Vessels / Thailand 250BC; North America 1000AD; Sudan 3500BC
2020, Watercolour on paper, 38 x 29 cm

Showing as part of the online exhibition 'Time of Our Lives' with Oliver Sears Gallery 2020.

The vessels used in this work come from different countries, some are thousands of years old, some hundreds, see titles. They are superimposed one on top of the other to create the illusion of transparent colours.

Irish Examiner - Wish List January 2020
1/25/2020

Irish Examiner - Wish List January 2020
Irish Examiner - Wish List January 2020
Vessels 2019
Watercolor on paper, 38 x 28 cm
'This is a fascinating watercolour is by Sarah Iremonger, from her latest exhibition, Vessels. It it titled North America 1000AD; Sudan 3500BC. Sarah says: “My work uses a multidisciplinary approach, of found, created and adapted images. Disciplines include painting, drawing, digital media and neon.”

Based in Co Cork for over thirty years, Sarah’s work appropriates romantic and modernist traditions, putting a new twist into the dialogue.'

2018 & 19
4/26/2019

2018 & 19
2019
Knsale Art Exhibition RNLI Fundraiser, Rincurran Hall, Summercove, Kinsale, Co. Cork
Press Play, Oliver Sears Gallery, Molesworth Street, Dublin
Heros and Villians, Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place, Cork

Publication projects
2019
IL Ponte Della Pioggia (The Rain Bridge) children's book written by Derek Mahon and illustrated by Sarah iremonger, this Italian version is published by Valigie Rosse 'is a story written for his son, then aged six, a tale of loss, kindness and recovery. Iremonger’s illustrations match, in their simplicity, the purity of the author’s style.' originally published by The Gallery Press 2017
Atlantis, artwork for poetry pamphlet by Derek Mahon, published by The Gallery Press

2018
Knsale Art Exhibition RNLI Fundraiser, Rincurran Hall, Summercove, Kinsale, Co. Cork
Heros and Villians, Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place, Cork
Gallery Artists and Guests, Oliver Sears Salon, Molesworth Street, Dublin
Artists of Cobh and Great Island, artist talks as part of 'This Must Be the Place' Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Co. Cork
Horizions continuing collaberative project with poet Derek Mahon
Work of the Week October 2018, Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place, Cork

New work showing at Oliver Sears Gallery
8/2/2018

New work showing at Oliver Sears Gallery
Submerged Horizon / Skellig Michael and Star Wars and water camouflages, 2017, watercolour on paper, 49 x 66 cm is showing as part of the Salon at Oliver Sears gallery from July 2018.

This work is part of Horizons project, which is a continuing collaborative project with poet Derek Mahon. The project so far involves a completed prose piece, which has been published as part of the collection 'Olympia and the Internet' The Gallery Press 2017 (see statement in Horizons project). The visual work is being developed in three parts. The first part involves works based on the entrance to Cork Harbour, which investigates the idea of ‘separation’ represented through colour separations and the distant horizon. The second part is a reflection on the idea of ‘lost islands’ in this case Skellig Michael using nature camouflages and Star Wars imagery, while part three, looks at the idea of ‘beyond the horizon’ creating landscapes based on the works of Irish nineteenth century painter James Arthur O’Connor, nature camouflages and plastic waste vectors.

In this work I am investigating the separation of humans and nature, and romanticisms failed attempt to address this. Foreground and background are merged collapsing ideas about subject and object. Though the paintings are painstakingly hand painted, they suggest mechanically and digitally produced images, through the fragmentation of traced images into a kind of multilayered camouflage, as if the images are hiding within themselves.