CUIMHNÍ is an exhibition of paintings and prints by artists Leah Beggs and Kathleen Furey which takes place from 16 – 25 July 2021 at the Courthouse, Oughterard.
CUIMHNÍ is the Irish word for memory and the exhibition presents a visual response to archaeological and historical information about the area in which they live, combined with their own imaginings and personal experiences of walking in the landscape and responding to their locality.
Leah and Kathleen are from Dublin and Galway respectively and both now live in Oughterard. Previous work has responded to themes of landscape, history, emigration and language in both solo and group shows. These new works comprise paintings in oil and acrylic on canvas and paper and mixed media prints on paper.
The exhibition was due to take place last year as part of the Galway 2020 Small Towns Big Ideas Project, Set in Stone, which invited local artists and groups to respond to research by archaeologist Bill Daly and replica material created by Brendan Hodgers. We are delighted to present the work in the Courthouse this year.