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Lasta Festival 2021

Lasta Festival 2021

Lasta Festival 2021

Church St
Portlaoise
Co Laois
Ireland

3D Ausstellungen

  • Lasta Festival 2021

    Abbeyleix FETC Annual Art, Craft and Design Exhibition 2021

    28 May 2021 – 30 Jun 2021

    Students of QQI level 5 & 6 courses present work in a variety of disciplines including ceramics, textiles, drawing, print and painting. Work explores a broad spectrum of themes and concepts, explored by the artists and developed over the course of their studies. An exciting blend of contemporary art from emerging artists working and living locally. Follow Abbeyleix on Facebook: “ACD Art Abbeyleix” See @acdabbeyleix on Instagram Visit www.abbeyleixfetc.ie online for insight on all art courses Please note, 3D objects are represented as photographs in this exhibition. We have endeavoured to display them in an approximation of their actual size in relation to the other works.

  • Lasta Festival 2021

    Illuminate

    11 Jun 2021 – 21 Jun 2021

    Brought to you by Dunamaise Arts Centre An Grianan Theatre Siamsa Tire

  • Lasta Festival 2021

    I was there!

    15 Mar 2021 – 30 Apr 2021

    A New Collection of Paintings by Maria O’Brien and Jock Nichol Standing in front of Jock Nichol and Maria O’Brien’s paintings, you can just imagine yourself there: wandering along mountain forest tracks or exploring vast expanses of flora on boglands, paddle boarding through canyons or skiing at speed downhill – you can practically feel the sun on skin and crisp air whooshing past. A feeling of tranquillity or adrenalin that only being in the great outdoors can bring. Over the past year, we’ve all experienced our walls and worlds closing in. As we continue through Levels and Lockdowns, any escape beyond our 5kms is a welcome one. Each artwork in this collection presents a scene further afield. Jock’s landscapes, although without people, are animated by the trees and clouds within them. He notes he doesn’t not consciously leave people out; trees take on a personality, and as Maria observed while we selected the show, she remembers Jock is there – just behind the canvas and paintbrush! Maria’s paintings capture moments of activity and adventure we previously experienced in the outdoors. Painting from memory and photographic notes, her own palate or vocabulary comes through. The scenery seems to tell her what colours to use, speaking to her. Flashes of brighter clothing break out from muted, natural tones, captured with a sense of fun. Using a mix of memory, her own photos taken in favourite places and other images captured in the same locations, Maria is lead to imagine other people’s stories too, wondering what else has happened there… Both artists have observed, with some amusement, modern tourists’ habit of taking “selfies” in scenic places, often without actually paying much attention to the scenery, focused only on their own presence in the scenery. Perhaps many people fail to reverently observe the multitude of hues, tones and textures that the artists eye expertly captures. This collection offers viewers an opportunity to appreciate that great beauty beyond our current limits, to look forward to exploring again soon, and to remember ‘I Was There!’.

  • Lasta Festival 2021

    The Year of Magical Thinking

    23 Jan 2021 – 28 Feb 2021

    ‘’Life changes fast. Life changes in the instant. You sit down to dinner and life as you know it ends.’’ In this year of pandemic we have found ourselves confined with the spectre of an uncertain future, although this has perhaps always been our human condition. Having been thrown back on our own resources, have we found some insights in this Year of Magical Thinking amid the upheaval of life as we thought we knew it? Curator: Monica Flynn - I am an artist-curator originally from County Laois and currently based in Dublin. I like to shift between the roles of performer, event-maker and artist-curator. I am interested in the connection between ourselves as individuals, society and our belief systems. I am curious about collective agency and in creating spaces for shared experience. I hold an MA Visual Arts Practices from IADT, Dun Laoghaire (2008) and have over 20 years’ experience in Arts and Cultural Management since graduating from (UCD, 2000). I am currently Visual Art Curator for Age & Opportunities, Bealtaine Festival 2021. ‘Edition numbers of prints and photographs available on request. All Sales enquiries to Box Office 057 8663355 EMAIL boxofficemanager@dunamaise.ie Please mention the artist / titled of the piece. Payment by Credit Card or cheque accepted during this period of closure. Instalment payments can be facilitated. Collection of purchased artwork from Dunamaise / courier delivery can be arranged as conditions allow.

  • Lasta Festival 2021

    Lockdown Life Drawing

    17 Dec 2020 – 17 Jan 2021

    neueste Werke

    • Sarah Bergin

      Tribute
      92 x 52 cm (h x w)
      Oils and Tissue on Canvas
    • Fiacra McEvoy

      Any Baccy?
      45 x 35 cm (h x w)
      Acrylic on canvas
    • Daniel Adigun

      Ebony
      54 x 31 cm (h x w)
      Graphite and Watercolour
    • Molly Farrell

      Ladies of Divination
      60 x 95 cm (h x w)
      acrylic on cardboard
    • Bridie Costello

      Buttons
      40 x 60 cm (h x w)
      Ceramic and Found Buttons
    • Matthew Hiscock

      The Transience of Life and Happiness
      30.1 x 48 cm (h x w)
      Acrylic on wooden board
    • Cindy Mahon

      Place
      50 x 66 cm (h x w)
      Machine Embroidery and Hand Embroidery on Felt
    • Deirdre McNally

      A Stone's Throw
      25 x 33 cm (h x w)
      Mixed media
    • Pat Keeley

      Make hay while the sun shines
      60 x 90 cm (h x w)
      fabric, Paint and Stitch Applique
    • Theresa O'Shea

      Nests and Nature
      100 x 100 cm (h x w)
      Ceramics and Found Nest
    • Frances Duggan

      Winter Walks
      61 x 51 cm (h x w)
      Oil on canvas
    • Claire Dennehy

      Make a wish
      30 x 60 cm (h x w)
      Ceramics
    • April Murray

      Un 'Balanced"
      38 x 90 cm (h x w)
      Ceramics, Mixed media
    • Maura Byrne

      Down a Tay Lane Rabbit Hole
      30.5 x 40.5 cm (h x w)
      Acrylic paint, soil and PVA on canvas board.
    • Robert Matthews

      365 days off
      59.4 x 42 cm (h x w)
      Graphite stick on Card
    • Matthew McCormack

      2021 in a nutshell
      71 x 45 cm (h x w)
      Acrylic on canvas board
    • Sam Hynan

      Stare in the mirror
      35.7 x 27.3 cm (h x w)
      Charcoal on paper
    • Izunna Okoroji

      I'm Going Crazy
      29.7 x 21 cm (h x w)
      A5 Visual Diary, Sakura Pigma Micron Fineliners and Brush pen
    • Amber O'Dwyer

      Masked Reality
      84.1 x 58.4 cm (h x w)
      Charcoal on paper
    • Klaudia Wisniewska

      Frog King
      21 x 29.7 cm (h x w)
      Ink Drwawing and Newspaper Environment
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