Opening Friday Sept 29TH7.30pm
Running until Saturday OCT 21ST
"hidden...OUT LOUD ”
Housing, illness, children, security, stability and satisfaction. These are the issues playing on the mind of Niamh O’Connor as she questions and explores through the artists ever polyvalent path of paint, print and form.
Niamh O’Connor, lives and works in Co. Monaghan. An emerging visual artist working primarily in mixed media and encaustic, she is known for her sculpture, colourful expressive encaustic paintings and print work, exploring a number of issues from both a historical and personal political perspective.
With a fairly wide exhibiting history, including many large scale public art events such as: Landfill.org-USA, Jack and Jill Egg Hunt/ Pigs on Parade, Sackville Street 1916 and plenty others including here at the Solas Gallery in the Amanda Jane Graham curated 'Dont step on the cracks' in 2015.
2016 saw her spearhead an artists collaborative commission from Westmeath Co. Councils commemorative program, the resulting work was a site specific installation for ‘100’ at the Luan Gallery, entitled “Rising Voices 1916”.
Niamh was awarded one of only 2 International (non-US) scholarships in 2015 from the International Encaustic Conference, Cape Cod, Mass, USA.