Print Masters to exhibit at Damer House Gallery

Darren Keegan

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Darren Keegan

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darren.keegan@midlandtribune.ie

BEALTAINE Festival at Damer House Gallery is very proud to be hosting Master Printmakers, Alice Hanratty and Michael Kane, two titans of Irish art, whose works have represented Ireland on the International stage since the 1970’s.

As famous for their gloriously coloured paintings as well as their prints, the gallery is delighted they are showing a variety of their most recent works, which include some 3D pieces. Their output is as prolific and vibrant and energetic as ever, words like bold, adventurous, playful and mischievous came to mind on encountering these brilliant works in the artist’s studios, a rare privilege indeed.  Alice and Michael have been friends since their student days in the National College of Art in the 60’s and were among the leaders of the now legendary student revolt which catapulted Ireland’s once elitist art world into the 20th Century. On leaving college they joined the Graphic Print Studios, set up by the artist Patrick Hickey and Liam Miller, of Dolmen Press , along  with other well known figures such as Anne Yeats, John Kelly and Pauline Berwick to name a few.  A common thread amongst the members was that they were all primarily painters, which is fairly uncommon in today’s modular system of art education. 

Last Saturday 11th May at 3pm Damer House Gallery celebrated the official opening of ‘Masterprinter’ Alice Haratty and Michael Kane.

Alice Hanratty and Michael Kane in Conversation with Alan Keane, Saturday 18th. May 2019 at 2pm in Damer House Gallery.  All welcome to attend

Continuing Damer House Gallery ‘In Conversation’ series, the artists will talk to Alan Keane.  Alan is a lecturer in Fine Art, Painting at the Limerick School of Art and Design.All are welcome to attend.

Homeland Loop Deadline

Damer House Gallery are delighted to invite participants to show case contemporary video art.

Our focus is to show a selection of International and National film and video artworks for the duration of two weeks in Damer House Gallery, mid August 2019, in the Institute Cervantes, Dublin 21st November 2019 and on the 11th November to 21 November at the Loop Festival Barcelona 2019

Last day for receiving your work is by Friday, 7th June 2019 @ 5pm sharp. Artworks have to be high standard, format of your choice, best for you, not longer then 7-9 minutes.

You may send Memory-Stick or by Internet, like drop box, we transfer, preferable Memory Stick.

We hope to hear from you soon of your interest by 10th May 2019 to participate before the last day of submission.

Contact (087) 2065111 for more information.

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