This Artist Breakfast Club will be hosted online. Each ticket has the Zoom details so you can log in on the day.
This February The Model welcomes artists Dominic Corrigan and Tessa Marsden to present their work at the Artist Breakfast Club.
Originally from the north of England’s Peak District, Dominic Corrigan now lives and works in Donegal. He completed a BA in Fine Art at IT Sligo and has since been developing his practice as a painter, working in both oil and collage. Dominic’s early work focused on the purity of abstraction and abstract expressionism which often created an unwelcome but necessary tension in his work. In Corrigan’s own words, he says “the pushing and pulling of the unconscious and creating form in the painting always created tension. Not always a good tension. The paintings now have an underlining truth to them, a solid foundation”.
Corrigan has had four solo shows, eight group shows and nineteen publications in Irish, French and American Art/ Literature journals. His artwork has been featured by The Saatchi Gallery as part of their OpArt online Collection. His work has also been displayed on billboards in Belfast as part of the Art in the Eastside Festival and in Cork as part of The Skart Initiative.
Tessa Marsden is a Sligo-based artist whose work draws deeply from her surrounding landscape. Through her explorations into the natural environment, she blurs the boundaries between painting, sculpture, found object and installation. Her visual language echoes forms found in nature which are abstracted to become detailed studies in colour, light and structure.
Born and raised in England, Marsden’s childhood was immersed in the countryside of Dorset and Wensleydale. This closeness with nature has remained a constant theme throughout her life. She studied Modern Art Practices and Debates at the Open University and the deep understanding of process afforded by these studies saw a shift in her practice towards abstraction that has endured to this day. Marsden graduated from IT Sligo in 2009 with First-Class honours, receiving the John O’Leary award and IT Sligo Governors Medal.
Marsden continues her practise in ceramics, painting and drawing at her studio in Tully, Sligo. She founded the Dovecote Gallery and Studio in 2016 where she hosts workshops and visiting artists. Her work appears in collections in the UK, Germany and Japan.