An exhibition of the works of artists Rachel Ballagh and Jacqueline O'Driscoll, works on paper and cyanotype. This spring we have a selection of works by artists based in Cork and Kerry. Ballagh's works on paper are detailed and meticulously rendered. O'Driscoll's pristine cyanotypes of fauna and the natural world offer the viewer a moment of peace and contemplation in the surroundings of the gallery.
Artist Rachel Ballagh was born in Dublin in 1968 and attended the National College of Art and Design, graduating in 1992. She has produced a lot of camera-based work, but here her work can be seen shifting towards drawings of the local Cork fauna where she is based. The works on paper displayed here use a combination of charcoal, graphite, conté chalk, watercolour on paper and organic materials such as real butterflies and moths, producing intricate, delicate yet immediately arresting images of the natural world, the only human disturbance a quiet cottage in 'An Entangled Bank III.'
Jacqueline O'Driscoll is an Irish artist based on the Beara Penninsula, Co. Kerry. She graduated from the National College of Art and Design in 1983 and spent some time in London before returning to Ireland in 2003. Using the Irish lanscape as her subject, O'Driscoll subtly hints at the influence of man while maintaining an abstract stance. Her use of colour is sensitive and nuanced. On display in the gallery are her cyanotypes of local nature and fauna.
Sarah Walker exhibits a large scale oil on paper from her tree series using splashes of oil paint on fabriano paper finished with details of oil in relief. Also on show is one of her flower series oil on paper 'Early Violets'.