Driving on a Sponge | Ronan Dillon and Stephen Burke at Atelier Now

Driving on a Sponge | Ronan Dillon and Stephen Burke at Atelier Now


17/09/2021 - 09/10/2021    


Atelier Now
Block 3, Unit 3, Charlemont Square, Charlemont St, Dublin, D02DK57, Leinster

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‘Driving on a Sponge’

Opening this Culture Night: Friday 17 September 6-9pm.

Booking required for the Launch Event – Book here

Stephen Burke and Ronan Dillon are two contemporary visual artists, born and bred in Dublin.

In recent years, Ronan moved to work and surf on the west coast of Ireland, while Stephen completed his studies for a Painting Masters in Glasgow. Their relocations from Dublin city have informed their individual art practices and given their work a strong sense of place.

With their upcoming two-man show at Atelier Now, titled ‘Driving on a Sponge’, the artists will explore themes of freedom, human and animal vandalism, and speed.

Unbeknownst to each other, the artists had been creating work inspired by uninhibited mark making – capturing specific narratives of the city and countryside with each piece. And as a result, distinct parallels have emerged between both of their practices, despite differing concepts and aesthetic elements.

The artists’ playful use of materials document the ever-changing environments that inspire them. And with this unique collaboration, ‘Driving on a Sponge’ aims to give viewers a new creative lens to view and experience public spaces.’

Join us for the exhibition launch on Culture Night, Friday 17 September, 6-9pm at the Atelier Now Gallery. With complementary drinks by our exhibition programme partner Jameson. The exhibition will continue until Saturday 9 October, open Wed-Sat, 10am-4pm (no booking required after the launch)


For more info visit www.ateliernow.ie

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