We're continuing our new tradition of giving an opening day preview to our new exhibitions.
This evening at 6pm novelist Michael Harding will open our May solo exhibitions. We are delighted to welcome back to the the gallery two artists who have exhibited with us before, Janet Pierce and Trudie Mooney.
Janet' s exhibition 'Uisce Anam' features 14 new water colours inspired by her meditative practice of swimming every day in the lake waters near her home, when she lived in Counties Fermanagh and Monaghan. Her previous solo exhibitions with us include "Fusion" in 2010 and "Confluence; a merging" in 2014.
Trudie's exhibition 'Outside, Inside' features 17 still life oil paintings in the super-real style she is famous for. In each piece the outdoors, in the form of plants, branches and flowers is brought indoors, into a still life compositions of patterned cloth, jugs, crockery and other domestic utensils. Hamilton Gallery hosted Trudie's solo exhibition "Be still, Life" in May 2014.
The pictures were taken at 2 pm this afternoon, just before the final check on our listing detail - the paintings are happily still sporting their information tags - so its a real preview into the gallery shortly before opening. It was a glorious day outside too with the sunshine blazing through our Castle Street windows and glinting on the picture glass.