Exhibition – Equinox
The Equinox exhibition is an engaging and enigmatic showcase of the work of six female artists: Margo Banks, Josephine Mannion, Bridget Flinn, Yvonne Pettitt, Emma Eustace and Lesley Cox.
In Margo’s work we see her love for the wildlife of Kerry. Using contemporary art methods she depicts what she has seen in the Kerry mountains since she was a child. From images of hares jousting, and crows surveying, to wasps congregating; Margo captures the wonders of nature as she experiences them.
Josephine Mannion MEd. Hdip LTP. Full member of Visual Artists Ireland.
Interests: Paint, Print, Sculpture, Film, Art History
With a solid academic background, she explores figurative painting that combines technical mastery and sensitive experience which is nourished by her study of art history and travel. The study of anatomy and biomechanics has been a good technical foundation for her figurative work.
Josephine works almost exclusively in oil paint. A medium which is cognisant of great masters and the inspiration they give in creating narrative by use of colour, design and subject matter. She also explores Sculpture, Print and Film Painting allows her to express a range of emotions, to offer a means to portray the tapestry of her personal life, always taking inspiration from art history and contemporary art. It is a way for her to find her place in the world and to observe and welcome the multicultural ambience in her environment.
Josephine Mannion has participated in group exhibitions and had her first solo show at the Copperhouse Gallery, Dublin. She has studied Visual Art History, Sculpture, Print at NCAD and TCD (art history).
Bridget Flinn attended the National College of Art and Design in Dublin and the Royal College of Art in London, where she studied natural history illustration. After graduating she worked as an illustrator.
Bridget is now a full time painter, working from her studio in Sandymount in Dublin. Her subjects include landscape, life drawing and still life. She is a member of the Watercolour Society of Ireland and the Dublin Painting and Sketching Club.
Since 2010, Bridget’s paintings have regularly been exhibited at Belfast’s Royal Ulster Academy and in 2014 at Ireland’s Royal Hibernian Academy. She has exhibited work at Bonham’s, Dublin; The Fredrick Gallery, Dublin and at Blackbird Gallery, Kilkenny.
Bridget’s work is in the collections of the Blackrock Hospice and the Office of Public Works.
Yvonne taught Art History for 20 years and now is a full-time painter. Her paintings incorporate the traditional abstract practices of painting.
She loves the irony that immersing in process is the only way to find an authentic voice and do your best work. There really is no such thing as perfection, Socrates was right. She likes to paint traditional still -lifes which are full of symbolism and landscapes that still yet exist. She loves the feeling of being outside and tries to translate that feeling of freedom into paint.
Emma lives Co. Mayo in the west of Ireland close to open bogland with a magnificent view across to Croagh Patrick.
In 2016 Emma discovered encaustic paint; pigment mixed with molten beeswax, a challenging method producing an opaque, waxy, super-fast-drying paint which creates the most amazing texture and vibrancy.
Emma endeavours to create art that is alive, expressive and tells a story.
Originally from Dublin, Lesley and her family moved to Rossmore, Clonakilty in 2007. Lesley’s passion is painting in oils and her inspirations are the beautiful rural and coastal landscapes that surround her, capturing the particular Irish light and tones is her ultimate goal.
Lesley’s work explores themes of containment, secrecy and memory. She uses a variety of medium including drawing, painting, sculpture and photography. Media is chosen to articulate subjects such as loss of control, memory, fragility and transience.
Tickets - Free Entry