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Within + Without exhibition13th to 29th Nov. 2011: Within and Without -
Tramore Coastguard Arts Centre, Tramore, County Waterford

WITHIN + WITHOUT was an exhibition of recent work by eight local artists at the Coast Guard Station Arts Centre in Tramore. The contributing artists are: Pat Carri, Kevin Connolly, Róisín Kinsella, Darragh Lyons, Pat McArdle, Chris O’Brien Shanahan, Conor Rush and Milia Tsaoussis-Maddock.

“Within and Without” is a common theme linking the artwork, and explores the reality of an inner and outer realm. A wide range of styles reflect the artists' individual interpretations of this concept. The artwork included painting, photography and sculpture, in both ceramic and wood.

tramore coastguard arts-centre logoMargaret Organ, County Waterford Arts Officer, opened the exhibition on November 15th. For more information contact the co-curators: Conor Rush 085 120 7357 and Chris O'Brien Shanahan 087 819 7378, or Martin Kerins at the Coast Guard Station Arts Centre 051 391 656.

Pat carriPat Carri has three overlapping areas of work: artist, teacher and therapist.
“I derive joy and pleasure from being creative, working with materials to produce a sculpture, painting or collage. Inspiration is from my life experiences within the broader world, and the common spiritual thread which permeates all cultures and societies, though manifested in different forms.“

potential kevin connollyKevin Connolly's work is an exploration of the membrane that we may be and its properties, the space inbetween two universes so to speak, inner and outer each infinite.
"If beauty is in the eye of the beholder then so is everything else so the eye is thematic being the window to each."

Róisín Kinsella untitledRóisín Kinsella graduated from the Crawford College of Art & Design in 2007 and received student of the year.
“My work is concerned with the understanding of how our ideas of inner and outer, can be. When there is no 'inside' or 'outside', boundaries become adaptable, similar to the mind of 'non - attachment.”

Darragh Lyons untitledDarragh Lyons is a graduate of the School of Architecture at University College Dublin. Most of his paintings reflect upon aspects of Architecture and its interaction with the Landscape.
In his paintings he explores and represents the connections and inter-relationships that exist in the memory. The “House” motif is highly charged, and is symbolic of memories of places, people and emotions.

pat McArdlePat McArdle set out to explore the hidden aspects of a subject and records features that are often overlooked.
“Fragments, particular details or texture attract me, leading sometimes framing the shot so as to create an abstract view of it. My goal is to shed light on the hidden virtues of an object, looking for the light within the shadows, the stories that are not at first obvious and the uncommon in the common.”

Chris O'Brien Shanahan Farranshooneen ParkChristine O’Brien Shanahan, MA (hons), has worked in a range of visual art media since 1985. With artwork in public, corporate and private collections her recent solo exhibition was at the Waterford Museum of Treasurers at the Granary in 2010.
‘Boundary lines’ that separate, link, divide, protect or connect people and places, and our relationship with our environment are central themes in her work.

Conor Rush green goddessConor Rush completed an Honours degree in Ceramics in 2004. He enjoys working with the contrasting properties of both wood and clay.
“Themes I am exploring include human beings' relationship to and place in nature, and their interaction with the spiritual or divine. Occasionally I also make humorous pieces. I have been making Sculpture using Irish grown woods for more than 20 years.“

Untitled 79 Milia Tsaoussis MaddockMilia Tsaoussis-Maddock, BFA (Hons), MLA (Hons). attended art academies part-time in New York and Philadelphia while working as a landscape architect. Milia had an exhibition at the Garter Lane Theater Gallery and a solo exhibition in the Granary Gallery in 2010. “I enjoy exploring how to express in painting the relationship between the duality of opposites through abstract landscapes.”

Chris O'Brien Shanahan

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