Orla, Eoin and Paul will talk about their arts practice 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.
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Exhibition by Eoin O’Malley + Paul Bokslag + Orla Callaghan
7 – 25th August
Artists Eoin O’Malley and Orla Callaghan, have worked together for years at the KARE Lalor Centre in Baltinglass.
They first met Paul Bokslag at Eoin’s 2016 solo exhibition in the Riverbank Arts Centre through the 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. This is the first 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 O’ Malley, 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.