Artist Talk - Neva Elliott in conversation with Olivia O'Dwyer & Fergal Styles

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Join us in the gallery here @STAC at 2pm on Saturday 20th April, for this event featuring artist/writer Neva Elliott in conversation with painters Olivia O'Dwyer & Fergal Styles, whose exhibition 'New Neighbours' is currently on show until April 26th. Neva's essay accompanying New Neighbours is available at the gallery as a hard copy, or you can download one, or explore the exhibition further here: No booking is required. ‍ Neva Elliott is a Dublin-based artist and writer with an MA from Central Saint Martin’s, London. She has exhibited throughout Ireland and internationally, including the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow, The National Gallery of Ireland, and The South African National Gallery. Olivia O’Dwyer’s work is influenced by 'Bad Painting' which refers to a deliberately raw style of figurative painting, rejecting traditional ideas of draughtsmanship, mixing art historical, popular, and personal sources. She examines ideas around quotidian experience, observations drawn from the world around her and more intimate or personal themes and looks to contemporary culture and ideologies drawn from a female perspective and the ‘female gaze’ feminist theory. For Fergal Styles the image represents “an irrational, compact impression of sensory and emotional information” made up of feelings and imagination. He approaches painting in a very egalitarian way, no medium is ruled out even those usually not associated with painting, for him mediums/materials have their own cultural references or weight and he values the associations these bring to the work.

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02:00 pm
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03:30 pm
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South Tipperary Arts Centre
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