Artlink Online


Date(s) - 26/04/2020 - 31/12/2020






Artlink continues to show new artwork and welcome visitors during ‘lockdown’ by taking an innovative approach to maintaining its exhibition schedule at the Saldanha Gallery, Fort Dunree, Donegal.

Working with artist and animator Mark Cullen, Artlink have reproduced their gallery at Fort Dunree in virtual form. Now anyone who wants to visit can virtually ‘wander’ through the exhibition rooms, at any time during the day or night, using just a computer and a mouse to navigate.

Four exhibitions are currently on show at
Patricia Spokes has used her art practice to fill her time in isolation and used painting as a release from the stress and anxiety caused by the pandemic. In “A Place to Escape” she shows a series of semi-imaginary landscapes in an exhibition which doesn’t physically exist.

In “Mark’s Doodle Dandy” Mark Cullen, artist and animator presents an online exhibition of doodles. Cullen is a prolific doodler, constantly drawing characters and ideas; often comic, frequently political and sometimes heartbreakingly beautiful.

“Still” features work by the Artlink studio artists, Patricia Spokes, Martha McCulloch, Matthew Porter, Janet Hoy and Rebecca Strain, reflecting on the period mid-lockdown when we all had to be still, still carry on and still be creative.

“Drawn From Borders”, a group exhibition, explores the concept and reality of borders, specifically the border created 100 years ago by The Partition of Ireland. The exhibiting artists are Anna Marie Savage, Anne Loveday, Bernadette Bradley, Brenda McPherson, Caroline Kuyper, Clare Toland, Jacqui Devenney Reed, Janet Hoy, Katrina Tracuama, Marian O’Donnell, Mark Cullen, Martha McCulloch, Mary Joyce Davis, Moira McIver, Noel Connor, Orla McKeever, Paul Cairns, Paul Murray, Sally Patton, Sue Morris and Tina O’Connell.

In addition community engagement programs such as The Green Pencils (part of #LoveToDraw Ireland in association with Voluntary Arts Ireland) and Amach Anseo Community Garden instructional videos are being hosted through


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