Hamilton Gallery countdown to our St Brigid’s Day exhibition at 12 Star Gallery, Europe House London, is underway.
The exhibition will open to the public from January 23rd and run until February 1st, St Brigid’s Day, and it is part of the Irish Embassy in London’s St Brigid’s Day Celebration of Women and creativity
In the run up to our opening night in London we bring you a daily blog with a selection of the 90 works by Irish women artists that will be shown at the exhibition.
We will include interviews and insights from the artists involved as well as other news and developments relating to events at the 12 Star Gallery in London which will occur in compliment to the exhibition.
Tonight our artists are Bridget Flinn, Marie Foley, Alva Gallagher and Medbh Gillard.
We include the poem “In Memoriam John Jordan” by Leland Bardwell.
Brid Flinn: “My name is Bridget Flinn and I am a full-time artist living in Dublin. I paint landscapes, still life and portraits in acrylic and charcoal. ‘Reed-hushed Margin’ is a beautiful phrase from the poem. It reminded me of growing up in Co Wicklow where we used to gather reeds to make St Brigid's crosses in National School.”
Alva Gallagher: "My work involves a continuous exploration of oceanic movements and elements. I grew up in the fishing village of Killybegs, on the North West coast of Donegal Ireland and I live and works between between my studio base in Ireland and Northern Canada. This work explores the duality of a calm yet detached air described by the lines On this still day their voices whip the air – staccato notes behind the reed-hushed margin. The air is grey and whipped up on lake behind its reed hushed margin in the opening of St. Brigid’s Day 1989 on which this exhibition is inspired."