Crossing the Firebreak: Donald Teskey Ballina Civic Offices Official Opening Friday 6th July, 7pm Donald Teskey's prolific 40-year career encompasses diverse media, including drawing, painting, printmaking and watercolour. This exhibition focuses on recent paintings inspired by his ongoing fascination with the rugged coastline of County Mayo as well as countryside locations from Dublin, Co. Cork and the Lee Valley and new works from Gougane Barra forest park. In association with the Oliver Sears Gallery Dublin. Opening Times: Mon-Friday: 10am - 4.30pm (closed from 1-2pm), and Saturday: 10.30am-2.30pm. Runs until 27th July. Admission Free
Visible n invisible: Hina Khan Official Opening: Thursday 5th July, 8pm Hina Khan’s work is the constant search for the best way to interpret ideas and express ideologies, through symbolism. Having completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts from FG Degree College, she completed her MA Fine Art from FJWU (Fatima Jinnah Women’s University), Pakistan in 2003 with miniature painting as a major. Using a mixture of traditional and innovative techniques, Hina’s work portrays social issues arising from immigration and humanitarian crises, like prostitution, gender discrimination, restrictions trauma, child abuse and killing. Runs until 25th August. Admission free. All welcome.
Material Residue: Roisin O’Sullivan Official Opening: Friday 13th July, 7pm Róisín O’Sullivan’s work explores process, surface and experimentation through the mediums of painting, drawing and printmaking. While profoundly engaged with the contemporary, the work touches upon traditional aspects of art including subject and material techniques. By collecting both found and shop bought woods and papers, the influence and condition of surface has become an investigative source of interest. The grains, knots and conditions of the materials often influence the form and content of the work. From the edges to the marks and holes in the wood; the paint works with ...
Tradbeats: Atlantic Rhythm Ballina Arts Centre Tuesday 17th July & Tuesday 7th August, 8pm Fresh from their recent appearance on the Late Late Toy Show, Ray D’Arcy Show, Ireland’s Got Talent and entertaining Ryan Tubridy on his recent visit to Ballina with the Radio 1 broadcaster, Atlantic Rhythm are delighted to perform at home for the summer making a variety of appearances at venues throughout Mayo but in particular Atlantic Rhythm are delighted to present the summer show for 2018, TradBeats in Ballina Arts Centre, 17th July and 7th August 2018. Tickets: €15 / €12 / €10. Early booking essential.