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Near Faraway Places

Thursday 11th July, 2024 - 09:30 - Friday 2nd August, 2024 - 17:00

Admission Free

Brianna Hurley and Thomas Barron
Curated by Dominic Thorpe

Near Faraway Places is a two person exhibition which brings together the work of artists Brianna Hurley and Thomas Barron to speak to the idea of ‘places’ that are both close and distant, familiar and unfamiliar, clear and indecipherable. Both artists are members of the KCAT studio Kilkenny.

McKenna Gallery
Thursday 11 July – Friday 2 August
Monday-Friday 9:30am-5pm | Saturday 10am-4pm
Admission Free

Brianna Hurley has shown widely, including at Visual Carlow and Farmleigh House Galleries Dublin and has work in the National Collection at the Crawford Gallery Cork. She combines acrylic paint, pencil and acrylic marker to depict scenarios of peace and conflict on the beautiful imagined planet of Castalia, with its inhabitants often surrounded by lush natural environments with blue flowing rivers and seas, the rich red earth of a hot climate, and beautiful trees frequently coated in masses of white buds.

Thomas Barron has exhibited nationally and internationally for over two decades, including at Kaarisilta Gallery Finland, Gallery Prabelli Luxembourg and Crawford Gallery Cork. Many of his beautifully composed and colourful abstract paintings convey a sense of large building facades with multiple windows, while others invoke aerial views of multi-coloured landscapes. A remarkable equilibrium between formal elements is sought and maintained within Thomas’ work, which seem as though speaking to inner states in which balance is made possible and peace can prevail, if even momentarily.

Catalogue available here.

As part of Near Faraway Places Brianna will host a Drawing and Painting Workshop on Wednesday 17 July, 10:30am.


Thursday 11th July, 2024 - 09:30
Friday 2nd August, 2024 - 17:00
Admission Free
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McKenna Gallery
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