GALLERY | Painting | Photography | installation
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Christine O'Brien has been creating visual art works since graduating from art college in 1985. The work is inspired by our natural environment and changing seasons.
Boundary lines that separate, link, divide, protect or connect people and places are central themes in my work. Since childhood I have thought of hedges as remnants of ancient forests; as pathways - sheltering wildlife and connecting tracts of woodlands. They reveal glimpses of places to explore - between and beyond. The changing colours of nature and their impact on our subconscious are important.
Within our creativity the boundary lines connect 'between' or 'around' individual and collective cultural identities; offering glimpses of other states of being, perceptions and ways of seeing.
Facilitated creative workshops, installation and collaborative work reflect the ethos of the 'slow movement' - supporting creativity, valuing local cultural and natural heritage and exploring new ways of promoting natural and sustainable development. Christine exhibits with 20ten.
Latest NEWS :
Culture Night - Open Studio - September 2017 - 19 Lombard Street. 5.30 - 8.30pm Culture Night.
Gallery 20ten will continue at 18a lombard Street to Spring 2018
2017 | Genius Loci | Gallery 20ten | Imagine Arts Festival | 4th October to November 11th
2015: Taking Leave, Solo exhibition, Sonic Dreams, Soma Contemporary Gallery.
2016: The Joy of Painting in Watercolour, Co-author Jack O'Hare more info via Culture Fox
Recent Arts Facilitation
2018: Tramore Coastguard Cultural Centre Classes restart January 2018 - visitors welcome... more info ->
2016: The Joy of Painting in Watercolour, with Jack O'Hare
Artist RESIDENCY :
Imbolc to Bealtaine 2014 - artist-in-residence - SOMA Contemporary Gallery Waterford
February to May - Working on an art installation as part of the continuing weave series of works, and delighted to have to space to work with materials grown and harvested from our own garden. An installation inspired by the 2012 oil on canvas ‘Nine Nests’ created in response to the National Bealtaine Festival, and part of the 'Weave - Boundaryline' series of works.
Recent Awards/ grants
2017-18: Waterford City & County Council Transition Year Arts Participation Programme
|Nine Nests, installation at Soma Contemporary Gallery, 2014 | Nine Nests installation detail, 2014 | Origin, oil on canvas, 2012 | the same But Different, installation, 2012 | Evening Light, oil on canvas, 2011 | winter solstice, photographic print, '07|
|© Christine O'Brien 2006- 2017 | all images, paintings, photographs © Christine O'Brien|