A duo of drawing delights in Ballina and Ballycastle – September 2018

Two stunning exhibitions to savour

Ballinglen arts foundation and Ballina Arts Centre artists Jean Carabine, Betty Gannon, Sarah Lundy and Chris Doris

We’re blessed in North Mayo to continuously have the opportunity to engage in high-quality arts content on our doorsteps in Ballina Arts Centre, and the Ballinglen Arts Foundation in Ballycastle. Coming up this month are two wonderful exhibitions featuring artists Jean Carabine, Betty Gannon,  Sarah Lundy and Chris Doris for art lovers to savour – details below.

Ballina Arts Centre

L I N E  – an exhibition of drawings by Jean Carabine, Betty Gannon and Sarah Lundy opens in Ballina Arts Centre on Thursday, September 6 at 8pm and will run until 27th October. 

L I N E is an exhibition looking at different approaches to drawing, featuring the work of three artists, for whom drawing is essential to their practice. Each artist approaches drawing from a different perspective, but all of their work is contemporary and grounded in a conceptual framework. This  exhibition runs until 27th October. Admission free. All welcome.

For more information, call Ballina Arts Centre on 096 73593, email info@ballinaartscentre.com or visit www.ballinaartscentre.com.


Ballinglen Arts Centre

‘Object Relations’, an exhibition by Chris Doris opens on Saturday, September 1 at 7pm and will run until 30th September.

Chris Doris is an artist and psychotherapist. His practice is unusually diverse. It includes groundbreaking “public inquiries” which import modes of seeing from meditation, psychotherapy and neuroscience into an art context. These works began with the iconic 40 Days and 40 Nights on Croagh Patrick (99), which investigated the relational nature of mind.

Doris’ painting, printing and drawing also places inquiry at the heart of his approach. The public inquiries and the studio works have consistently investigated the nature of selfhood, being, consciousness and mind.
His work has won much acclaim and many awards. The Ballinglen Art Foundation exhibition, ‘Object Relations’, follows a large exhibition in Limerick City Gallery. It precedes a major show, ‘The Empty Field’ in The Model, Sligo, which opens on November 17 with a new inquiry, ‘Songs of Being Seen’, which headlines Sligo’s choral festival.

Object Relations refers to the British school of psychology with its emphasis on the relational basis of self-forms. Doris uses it also to refer to a function of mindfulness and art, as well as the juxtaposition of 2d and sculptural objects of variety in the exhibition.

The exhibition will be opened by author and novelist Helen Falconer.

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