Exciting new work by recent award winning Crawford grads in Joan Clancy Gallery.
Robyn Deasy’s large drawings were magnificent; her work forms part of Cork City Council Collection and she was honoured with three awards at the Crawford grads exhibition.
Brendan Ryan’s ceramics bear a direct link between his background in the culinary arts and his rural background. He is a qualified chef. The use of colour, line and composition favoured by Hughie O’Donoghue, Harry Clarke and Pablo Picasso can be seen in Ryan’s work which is inspired by the landscape where he grew up and the hawthorns bending in the wind. The recipient of two exhibition awards and an Internship from the Ceramics Dept in Crawford, his work is also in the OPW (Office of Public Works), CIT and PM Group collections.
Roisin Downey’s work is informed by the short stories of novelist Kevin Barry that capture the dark humour and blunt nature of the people of rural Ireland. The paintings portray the reality of modern life in the assurance that the Ireland captured in paint will never change. Roisin’s awards include two CIT Purchase Prizes and one piece was purchased by the OPW for the State Collection.
Recent Grads Exhibition continues 11am -5pm every day until Saturday July 29 in Joan Clancy Gallery, Mweelahorna, An Rinn in the scenic Waterford Gaeltacht.
Located between Coláiste na Rinne and the Cunnigar beach, it is signposted and well worth a visit.
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