Custom House Studios Group Show | Gallery Reopening


Custom House Studios Group Show | Gallery Reopening Date/Time
Date(s) - 10/05/2021 - 31/08/2021





Custom House Studios galleries reopens  to  the public Monday May 10th with an exciting group exhibition of artists working at Custom House Studios. Galleries open Monday to Friday 10:00 – 17:00 and weekends and holidays 13:00 – 16:30.
Reopening exhibition features paintings and printmaking from nine artists ; Tom Brawn, Kate Cuddy, Bryan Gerard Duffy, Pauline Garavan, Genevieve King, Maggie Morrission, Sussi Quinn, Benita Stoney, Ian Wieczorek.

Tom Brawn is from Westport. The traces of the past and the contemporary concept of the Radicant, a plant that grows and is sustained from many roots, the immigrant, the exile, the global traveler becoming todays culture makers informs my work. I seek to embrace this Radicant philosophy and to explore perceived and actual realities, hidden and imperceptible truths. In my work as a florist I create atmospheres that subtly change perceptions and this is what informs my artwork too. Using architectural context and human relational activity, I create ‘other’ social and psychological spaces where subtle change can take place.
Kate Cuddy is a painter based in Co. Mayo. She is inspired by the energy of the Atlantic coast and how it shapes and manipulates the local landscape. It is the effects of a coastal climate and the passage of time on objects that interest this artist; expressing this richness of line, texture and colour through the medium of oil and mixed media.

Bryan Gerard Duffy is a multi-disciplinary artist working in sculpture, painting, photography, film, and installation.  (b. 1985) Based in Ireland, he graduated from NCAD, Dublin in 2009. He has exhibited his work nationally and internationally, showing in England, Spain, Serbia, Germany, Kenya, Belarus, The United States, Algeria, Western Sahara and the West Bank.
Pauline Garavan’s practice is based primarily in paint and some small scale sculpture. She is represented by The Trinity Gallery, Dublin. She has shown her work in many solo shows, including one to take place later this year at the Custom House. She has exhibited widely in selected and open group exhibitions. Her work is held in public and private collections in Ireland, the UK, and the United States. Later this year she is scheduled to travel to Krems in Austria, to take up a one month residency.
Genevieve King is a mixed media artist working from Co. Mayo.She has studied at degree and masters level at the National College of Art and Design Ireland, obtaining honours qualifications in textiles specialising in experimental embroidery, and has been practicing art ever since. She has over 20 years experience teaching art at 2nd and 3rd level. Her work is in many private collections including the Mayo county councils permanent collection. Her work deals with the landscapes of the west of Ireland.
Maggie Morrission was at the National College of Art in Dublin and at the University of Southern Illinois, Carbondale Illinois completing an MFA in 1992 She has exhibited her work widely in various venues including the Rubicon Gallery Dublin, The Linenhall Arts Centre Castlebar, Crawford Gallery Cork, Buter Gallery Kilkenny and the Royal Hibernian Academy. Her work is informed  her surroundings on the Western Seaboard and she has received many awards for her striking contemporary work.
Sussi Quinn is an artist working through many mediums, mainly  Printmaking, using  both intaglio and relief printing processes. Her approach is both traditional and experimental. She works both from her  studio, and the print room in the Custom House Studios.  BA of Fine Art, GMIT, Castlebar. Selected Exhibitions; 2020 Imprimatur Westink group show, Ballycroy National Park Visitor Centre, Co. Mayo/ Bianco & Nero RoccartGallery, Florence, Italy / 2019 Mayo Artists Show Linenhall Arts Centre and Ballina Arts Centre / Winter Show Custom House Studios and Galleries, Westport / Wright Artists’ Winter Exhibition Clew Bay Hotel, Westport / Mayo Artist Exhibition National Museum of Country Life, Turlough / 2018 WrightFix The Wright Artists, Clew Bay Hotel, Westport Winter Show Custom House Studios and Galleries, Westport / Cairde The Model, Sligo

Benita Stoney is a portrait artist living and working in Mayo.  Since she graduated from GMIT, her work has been shown in the  Royal Hibernian Academy, the National Gallery of Ireland, and the National Portrait Gallery, London.  Her self-portrait is in the National Self Portrait Collection, University of Limerick.   She was a participant in the Women on Walls campaign at the RCSI, Dublin.  She is a regular artist using theCustom House print studio.  This piece arose out of a residency on Inishlacken.
Ian Wieczorek is a visual artist working in painting, video and installation. Since 2003 he has exhibited widely both in Ireland (including EVA International 2018; RHA Annual Exhibitions 2013/15/16/18/19/20; RUA Royal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition 2020; COE Claremorris Open Exhibitions 2009/14/15/17; CCA:RDS Collective Contemporary Art 2010) and internationally, with participation in group/curated shows in N. Ireland, Germany, France, Portugal, Sweden, Austria, Switzerland, Lanzarote, USA and China, and solo exhibitions (15 to date) in Ireland, N. Ireland, UK, Czech Republic and online, most recently the online project /One Day : 40 Sunrises/. Public art works include Sepulchre and Everything That Rises Must Converge (Ireland 2012, 2014), and IUXTA and 00040 (France 2015, 2016). Wieczorek has also devised and curated a number of shows in Ireland, and has undertaken residencies in Ireland, UK, France and Austria.

Galleries open Monday to Friday 10:00 – 17:00 and weekends and holidays 13:00 – 16:30.  Custom House Studios is supported by POBAL, Mayo County Council. Arts Council of Ireland.


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