(To set or place together, especially side by side)
An exhibition of work by Eoin O’Malley, Paul Bokslag and Orla Callaghan
Wednesday 8th – Saturday 25th August 2018
Children’s Gallery, Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Co. Kildare
Oficial Launch by Dominic Thorpe Saturday 11 August at 6pm
Artists Talk Saturday 25th August 2pm
Artists Eoin O’Malley and Orla Callaghan have worked together for years at the
KARE Lawlor Centre in Baltinglass. They irst met Paul Bokslag when Eoin was
awarded funding through Arts and Disability Ireland Connect Mentoring scheme.
Over a period of a year they met a number of times to support the development of
Eoin’s professional practice. During these sessions the three developed a strong
interest in each other’s work and after the mentorship was completed the wish grew
to continue the connection and work towards a small three-person exhibition. In
2017 Eoin received the Connect Training award and during July of this year Eoin,
Orla and Paul experimented with a variety of printing techniques at KCAT Arts
Centre in Callan.
This is the irst time that they show work together. For this exhibition all three have
worked using paper as a medium, but through very different approaches. For Eoin
paper is the surface on which he develops his gestural layered drawings using brush
and inks. Paul Bokslag works with a scalpel to create papercuts that explore positive
and negative space. Orla Callaghan has reworked old photographic prints from the
darkroom, to build collages that place older elements in new constellations.
At the artists talk Orla, Eoin and Paul will look at their arts practices and creative
processes and demonstrate some of the media they use in their work. Visitors will
be invited to try out some of the techniques discussed.
Supported by the Arts Council’s Arts and Disability Connect Scheme managed by
Arts and Disability Ireland.