Line & Place is an exhibition of contemporary drawing featuring the work of five Mayo artists – Conor O’Grady, Nuala Clarke, Gus Lynott, Val McLoughlin and Úna Morris.
The artworks in this exhibition offer interpretations of ‘drawing’ in the broadest sense. Rather than thinking of drawing as a means to an end (i.e. a painting), these artists offer finished pieces that investigate mark-making using a range of unusual tools and materials alongside – or instead of – the more traditional pen, pencil and brush.
Ideas of ‘place’ have been central to many artists’ work throughout time. And these ideas become even more interesting, complex and worthy of investigation during these strange Coronavirus times. But this is not an exhibition of ‘Covid’ drawings, rather it is a chance to slow down and spend time with works that offer a chance of exploring a little of the artist’s journey, as well as a selection of works that blur boundaries between drawing and other media.
This exhibition was curated by Val McLoughlin and Una Morris and was originally part of the Ballina Fringe Festival programme and presented online. Now, art fns will get a chance to experience the exhibition in person.
Admission: Free. Opening hours: Monday-Friday: 10am-6pm; Saturday: 10am-3pm
Line & Place runs until 21st December.