ARTISTS A-Z

Mac Gowan, Niamh

Stone Walls, Roundwood

Stone Walls, Roundwood

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Mac Suibne, Tadhg

Tadhg Mac Suibne, woodcut

In Kerry

Tadhg Mac Suibne (McSweeney) was born on 27th February 1936. He attended the National College of Art, Kildare St., Dublin, and later studied etching, silk screen printing, and other printmaking techniques in London.

He has lived and worked in Italy, San Francisco, London and West Cork, having studied and painted fresco as well as working in oils, watercolours and woodcuts.

Artists’ Statement

“I am a figurative painter, my work includes: landscapes, urbanscapes, seascapes, still-life, portraits, as well as murals (fresco). All my work is of something I’ve recently experienced – inspiration comes from the environment as I experience it and I prefer to work from memory, using pencil sketches. This method gives me the freedom to express my original vision without being impeded by irrelevant details – I can focus on the essentials of the particular vision and experience. The only exception to this is portraiture, as I need to work directly from the subject.

“I am interested in exploring the language of painting in itself (in various painting media and print media), in seeking the fullest range of possibilities in that language, and not merely limit oneself to one aspect of that language, such as abstraction or illustration. Both valid in themselves, but yet merely aspects of a universal visual language, that includes all possible visual experience. Scale is important, each subject “demands” its’ own size and scale. A particular theme will not “work” at a different size or scale. Also it seems to me that the seeming banal and trivial is, and can be, as valid a subject as the most profound.”


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Tadhg Mac Suibne, woodcut

Scarecrow In Cornfield

Tadgh Mac Suibne, woodcut

Father and Son

Tadhg Mac Suibne, woodcut

Man With Bicycle

Tadhg Mac Suibne, woodcut

Girl With Net

Tadhg Mac Suibne, woodcut

Girl On Swing 1

Tadgh Mac Suibne, woodcut

Boy With Skateboard

Tadhg Mac Suibne, Woodcut, seagulls

2 Seagulls

Tadhg Mac Suibne, woodcut

Two Crows

Tadhg Mac Suibne, Woodcut, Bird

Bird and Tree

Tadhg Mac Suibne, woodcut

Girl on swing 2

Tadhg Mac Suibne, woodcut

Magpie On Wire

Madden, Bernadette

Woodland

Woodland

Born in Dublin, Bernadette Madden graduated from the National College of Art and Design, where she studied Fine Art Painting. She works from her studio in Dublin making screenprints on paper , and also works through the medium of batik ( wax resist ) on linen.
She exhibits regularly both in Ireland and abroad, most recently in Japan, USA, Canada and Spain.
Her work is included in the collections of Aer Lingus , the Arts Council, the Ulster Museum , AXA Insurance and the office of Public Works

“I am a recorder by inclination and click away with my camera whenever I see something interesting. Eventually some of these photos, along with notes and sketches are the inspiration for my screenprints. These prints range from the domestic such as the birds in my garden, the buildings of the City of Dublin (where I live), the sea and the countryside. Visually there are two types of prints; those with strong dark outlines plus two or three blocks of colour (usually a single image) and those more complicated and less defined, which can have up to twenty colours. I use a simple method to make my screens, painting on a resist of some kind, either wax or a manufactured screen filler and hand screening the colour on, until I know the print is right.”


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Maguire, Brian

The Killing Of Rachel Corrie

The Killing Of Rachel Corrie

Brian Maguire was born in Bray, Co. Wicklow, in 1951, he was educated at Dun Laoghaire School of Art and the National College of Art & Design in Dublin. He subsequently taught at both institutions, and was appointed professor and head of the fine art faculty at NCAD in 2000.

His expressionistic drawings and paintings typically explore themes of sexual and political alienation, and he has also created works using video, photography, and large billboard posters. He has been artist-in-residence at prisons in Ireland, Poland, and the U.S., at the Bayview Correction Center for women in Manhattan, which resulted in a project exhibition at the White Box gallery and a billboard on 10th Avenue (2002). He represented Ireland at the 1998 Sao Paulo Bienal, and created the “Casa de Cultura” series based on people from that city’s favelas.

 

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Mann, Kelvin

Kelvin Mann, Goldfish, Red, Gold Leaf

Goldfish – Red

Kelvin Mann was born in New Zealand and educated at the Otago School of Fine Art, Dunedin. In the early 1990’s Mann worked as an animation artist at Vidmark Television, New Zealand, he later moved to Dublin to become a member of the print studio collective Graphic Studio Dublin. There he produces his own finely etched prints that often incorporate a touch of whimsy and play on word titles. Separate to creating his own artworks, he works at Stoney Road Press as a printer and technician.
Kelvin Mann has exhibited widely in New Zealand and Ireland.


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Martin, Colin

A Minor Place

A Minor Place

 

Artist’s Statement

Colin Martin’s practice cross references the traditional genres of European painting with theatrical and lens based narrative to create a staged familiar reality.

‘Chalet Town’ is a new sequence of works by Colin Martin and is based on research undertaken by the artist in Europe and America. This series utilises the vernacular environment of a dormitory holiday town to create a narrative context in which the identity, values and states of mind that underpin and form communal space is explored.

 


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Martin, Marie Louise

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McCarthy, Hugh

Unlucky For Some

Unlucky For Some

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McCarthys paintings hover somewhere between an explosive fairytale and an hallucinogenic nightmare. They’re full of recognizable motifs, symbols, drips, scribbles and intense shapes and bands of colour, with the odd figurative or text element present, but their objective is not initially clear.

The colours and shapes may align themselves to works from pop art but they have a definite emotive content. Asked to describe his method of working he’s said, it’s like Jekyll and Hyde, wanting chaos and control to co-exist.


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McCreary, James

Forest XVIII

Forest XVIII

James McCreary was born in Dublin in 1944. He worked at Harry Clarke’s stained glass studio between 1960-1963. From 1964-1978 he worked as a steel erector with Smith & Pearson’s structural engineering works.

In 1973 he joined Graphic Studio Dublin, studying etching and lithography, which led to him becoming Studio Manager in 1980. He set-up the Visiting Artists programme, which introduced many of Ireland’s leading artists to printmaking over the past twenty-five years. Along with Mary Farl Powers and James O’Nolan he was responsible for the setting up of Graphic Studio Gallery in Cope Street in 1988. James McCreary was a Director of Graphic Studio Dublin from 1989-2000, a committee member from 1975-2004. In 2004 he left his position as Studio Manager in order to concentrate solely on his own work. In 2005 James was invited to become a member of Aosdána.


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McDonald, Fiona

Yellow

Yellow

Fiona was born in Drogheda, on leaving school she attended Coleraine University studying Chemistry, then moving to Dublin she studied for a second degree in Fine Art print at the National College of Art and Design. After leaving college in 1996 she became a member of the Blackchurch print studio enabling her to continue making prints. McDonald then went on to complete a Masters in Fine art Print at N.C.A.D.

‘An interest in electrochemistry led her to electroetch a non-toxic process of etching plates for fine art printing. While working with electroetch she allows the eletroetch process itself to direct the image, manipulating it only by varying voltage, solution concentration, and other variables of the process. Thus her work explores a dialogue between chance and control.

Fiona has exhibited her prints widely, nationally and internationally including ‘Wall to Wall’ at the Original Print Gallery,and ‘Contemporary Works on Paper, at the Green on Red Gallery.


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