As part of our bicentenary programme of events, commemorating two centuries of promoting and showcasing contemporary Irish art, Ballinglen Museum of Art will show RHA: Ballinglen Fellows Exhibition, Works from the Ballinglen Permanent Collection from 28 July – 25 September, 2023.
Exhibiting artists include; Diana Copperwhite RHA, Gary Coyle RHA, Joe Dunne RHA, Martin Gale RHA, Richard Gorman RHA, James Hanley RHA, Pat Harris RHA, Eithne Jordan RHA, Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh RHA, Maeve McCarthy RHA, Colin Martin RHA, Mick O’Dea PPRHA, Una Sealy RHA, Dorothy Smith RHA, Amelia Stein RHA, Donald Teskey RHA, Charles Tyrrell ARHA.
The Fellowship Programme, administrated by the Ballinglen Arts Foundation, enables artists to spend time working in rural Ireland to benefit both the artist and the community. Since 1992, the Foundation has facilitated hundreds of artists, including many Academicians, to come to the small coastal village of Ballycastle, Co. Mayo by providing them with cottages and purpose built studios. Ballinglen Fellows are requested to donate a work of art, made in response to their fellowship, to the Ballinglen Permanent Collection. This collection now contains over 850 artworks and is a record of 30 years of visits by Irish and international artists to Ballinglen. Reflective of the environment, heritage, community and soul of this part of North Mayo, it is a unique and significant collection of art.
The RHA Gallery’s bicentennial celebrations promise to be a highlight of the Irish cultural calendar for 2023 and are not to be missed by anyone with an interest in Irish art and culture! The RHA’s bicentennial year will be marked by a wide range of exciting and historic events including nationwide gatherings, anniversary exhibitions, a commemorative stamp by An Post and a specially commissioned book by Cristín Leach, launched in October.
Further Information: Ballinglen Arts Foundation
Ballinglen Museum of Art, Opening hours: Monday – Saturday 12 – 5pm, Sunday 1 – 5pm
Images: 01. Eithne Jordan RHA, Downpatrick Head l (detail), 2005, Oil on paper, Image courtesy of the artist.
02. Amelia Stein RHA, Teachain a watch (detail), Pigment Print, 88 x 70cm, Image courtesy of the artist.
03. Mick O’Dea PPRHA, Winter (detail), 2013, Acrylic on paper, 22 x 30cm, Image courtesy of the artist.
04. Maeve McCarthy RHA, Polke’s At Night (detail), 2010, Charcoal & pastel on paper, Image courtesy of the artist.