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  •  A solo show of new work by Margaret Corcoran, Emergence will open on Sept 30th at 7.30pm 


Alice Maher
The Irish painter and sculptor Alice Maher was born in County Tipperary. After taking a BA in European Studies at the University of Limerick, she studied drawing and painting at the Crawford College of Art in Cork.

Later she received an M.A. in fine arts from the University of Ulster, and then, in 1987, won a Fulbright scholarship to the San Francisco Art Institute. As well as drawing and painting in oils and other media, Maher often creates works with materials like hair and rope, exploring themes of memory and identity.

Alice Maher is a member of a new generation of Irish female artists whose interests include effecting changes in what they consider to be a male-dominated establishment (eg. the Royal Hibernian Academy has traditionally been slow to admit women despite the preponderance of female talent in artist organisations such as the Society of Dublin Painters and the Irish Exhibition of Living Art).

Maher's art may be somewhat "subversive" but it remains highly personal. It expresses her own doubts, dreams and memories of childhood, rather than dogmatic political views. In her own singular fashion, Maher continues the work of previous female painters like Mary Swanzy, Mainie Jellet and Evie Hone.
Alisha Wessler
Originally from San Francisco, Alisha Wessler graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2006 and was awarded a BFA Fellowship.  Currently, she lives and works in Portland, Oregon where she has exhibited at a wide variety of galleries and public spaces.
Alva Gallagher
Before completing an honours degree at the National College of Art and Design, Alva Gallagher was awarded the first Irish Scholarship to the Pilchuck School of Sculptural Glass and furthered her studies there in Seattle, Washington.

Anne Donnelly
Born in Belfast in 1932, Anne Donnelly grew up in Co. Carlow. She pursued her education at the College of Art in Dublin, the Escuala de Bellas Artes in Madrid and the Ecole Julienne in Paris. 
Barrie Cooke
Born in Cheshire, England, in 1931, Barrie Cooke spent part of his childhood in Jamaica and Bermuda before moving to the U.S. as a teenager, where he studied art history at Harvard University.
Bernadette Kiely
Born in County Tipperary, Bernadette Kiely lives in Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny. She attended the National College of Art and Design, Waterford and the Slade School of Fine Art, London.

Brian Bourke
Born in Dublin in 1936, Brian Bourke studied at the National College of Art & Design in Dublin and St. Martin's School of Art in London. He represented Ireland at the Paris Biennale and the Lugano Exhibition of Graphics, both in 1965.
Brian Maguire
Brian Maguire exhibits widely throughout Europe and America. He represented Ireland at the 1998 Sao Paulo Biennial and last year in Korea in the Race Face exhibition at the National Gallery.
Camille Souter
Born in Northampton, England in 1929, Camille Souter was raised in Ireland and studied nursing at Guy's Hospital in London. She took up painting in the 1950s while recovering from illness, when she traveled through Italy and sold work in Milan and Rome.
Charles Tyrrell
Charles Tyrrell was born in Trim, County Meath in 1950. He studied painting at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. After graduating in 1974 he continued living and working in Dublin until 1984 when he moved with his family to Allihies on the Beara peninsula in West Cork.
Chris Leach

Born in England in 1970, Chris Leach lives and works in Co Mayo. He is a graduate of Wimbledon School of Art, London.  He has recently had his debut solo exhibition at Ballina Arts Centre, also just shown work at the VUE contemporary Art Fair, RHA Dublin. He has also shown work at Tulca in Galway, EVA in Limerick and the Claremorris Open Exhibition.
Conor McGrady
Conor McGrady was born in Downpatrick, Northern Ireland in 1970. He studied at Cumbria College of Art and Design in Carlisle, UK and at the University of Northumbria, Newcastle, UK, before receiving his MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1998.
Conor McGrady
Conor McGrady was born in Downpatrick, Northern Ireland in 1970.
Helen Maurene Cooper
Helen Maurene Cooper was born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania in 1980. She Received her BA from Bard College in African Studies and Photography in 2003. While in College Cooper studied and made work in Both Dakar and Berlin. She received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2007. 
Hughie O’Donoghue
Born in 1953 in Manchester, England, Hughie O’Donoghue received an MA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths College, University of London, in 1982. In 1995, he moved to County Kilkenny, where he currently lives and works.
Imelda Kilbane

Imelda Kilbane

Imelda Kilbane was born in Liverpool in 1978 and moved to Achill Island in early childhood.She is inspired by the west of Irelands scenery and works largely in monochromatictones. Her work is the result of an innate knowledge, personal memories and thestudy of her native landscape from topography to climate. Atmosphere, drawn fromthemes of beauty and isolation are addressed to create an image that is unseenor less visceral in direct representations.  

Jay Murphy
Jay Murphy’s vibrant and energetic landscapes are well known.  The preoccupation with the relationship between man and the land is a theme which has consistently emerged in the artist’s oeuvre. Murphy’s depictions of animals in this exhibition are inspired mostly by her neighbouring farm.
Jenny Kendler
Jenny Kendler was born in 1980 in New York City. She graduated summa cum laude with a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2002 and in 2006 received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
John Shinnors
John Shinnors was born in Limerick in 1950 and studied at the Limerick School of Art and Design.  He has had regular solo exhibitions and has exhibited in many group shows nationally and internationally since the 1980’s
Lorraine Wall
County Clare native, Lorraine Wall studied at Limerick School of Art and Design from 1973 to 1979 and has subsequently exhibited extensively  both nationally and internationally.

Maeve Curtis
Maeve Curtis is a graduate of the National University of Ireland, Galway and holds a First Class Honours B.A. Degree in Fine Art from Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology.

Martin Gale
Born in Worcester in 1949, Martin Gale moved to Ireland at a very early age. He was educated in Ireland and graduated from the National College of Art and Design in 1973.
Mary Noonan
Mary Noonan was born in Mayo in 1979. She grew up on a small farm outside Claremorris. 
Neal Greig

Neal Greig's paintings have a rich, organic and spontaneous quality, achieved by the artist's method of painting en plein air.  Greig's work has been widely exhibited throughout Ireland, Scotland and the USA.  It is held in numerous collections both public and private.  Neal Greig lives and works in Glaslough, County Monaghan.

Tony O'Malley
Born in Callan, County Kilkenny, Tony O’Malley worked as a bank official before pursuing his artistic career. He began painting in earnest while convalescing after a serious illness and in 1951 he began to exhibit his work.

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