The New State

The New State: contemporary etching in Ireland 
Runs Until 6th April at Graphic Studio Gallery, Temple Bar, Dublin.
Group exhibition featuring Backwater Artists Angela Gilmour and Fiona Kelly.
With accompanying talk at the National Gallery of Ireland by Fiona Kelly on 7th April.
‘This exhibition has been curated as a response to an historical survey of Irish etching currently being held in the National Gallery of Ireland, entitled Making their Mark; Irish painter-etchers 1880-1930… 
The New State: contemporary etching in Ireland – which is jointly curated by Angela Griffith of Trinity College Dublin, Anne Hodge, National Gallery of Ireland, and Peter Brennan, Graphic Studio Gallery – celebrates a new generation of artists, and acknowledges their place within, and the importance of their contribution, to the legacy and future of printmaking…

Angela Gilmour in her series of black white photo-etched images of the sea shore at Baile an Sceilg evoke memories of sensory experiences, sight, sound, touch, smell.

Fiona Kelly’s work  has an illustrative quality, her delicate, sparse images of finely observed flora juxtaposed with mechanical forms narrate the fractured, yet aspiring, relationship between the man-made and nature…’
Dr Angela Griffith, Trinity College Dublin
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The New State