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Foil: An exhibition by Helen Farrell
GOMA Gallery of Modern Art, Opening: Thursday 7th of December at 6.30pm
Exhibition runs until 7th January
Helen Farrell is a visual artist based in Cork City working primarily within the disciplines of drawing, painting and printmaking. In addition to maintaining a professional studio practice she has been active in many artist run studios and workshop facilities in Cork City, most notably Cork Artists Collective and Cork Film Centre. In 2016 she graduated with a Doctorate in Philosophy from University College Cork, which was funded by a Research Council of Ireland Scholarship.
The working title for the body of work Helen Farrell is currently working on is Creatura (a thing that is always in the process of undergoing creation). The fundamental basis of Farrell’s practice is drawing from observation; this provides a starting point and impetus for her paintings that become, through the process of working, increasingly fragmented and ephemeral. While Farrell’s prints often manage to retain the image in a recognizable form the mixed media paintings and drawings pass through many stages in the process of making, reflecting her preoccupation with the multiple dimensions of corporeal life and how to give that experience a palpable presence.
Admission is free and refreshments will be provided on opening night.
Puppet Making Workshop
GOMA Gallery of Modern Art, Saturday the 9th and 16th of December at 10.30-11.45
Children’s Christmas puppet making workshop with visual artist Ruth Flynn!
Exploring creativity through the process of designing and creating puppets and finally bringing them to life on a puppet stage.
Open to all ages, children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.
Admission: €5 per child
Booking is essential as there are limited places, see contact details below.