The exhibition will include a range of Banks’s popular large-scale mixed-media studies of Irish wildlife which capture the freedom, autonomy and sense of otherness enjoyed by creatures of the wild.
In this new series of works Banks responds to the evolution of the natural environment of Ireland over millennia. Looking at the Irish landscape and fauna in terms of its declining biodiversity, the work celebrates what has endured and what has been lost.
Growing up in Clontarf with sweeping views of Dublin Bay, Margo Banks was an artistically precocious child and began oil painting classes at 13 years of age. After a period of fifteen years living in Spain Banks returned to Dublin and Clontarf with her three young children and began to reengage with her art practice, initially working in ceramics and from there moving into bronze sculpture, before returning to drawing and painting.
Banks is a Fellow of the Ballinglen Arts Foundation and has exhibited widely around Ireland including the Royal Hibernian Academy and Royal Ulster Academy. Her work sits in private collections across Ireland, the US, UK and Holland, as well as the Office of Public Works, Enterprise Ireland and Cill Rialaig Arts Centre.
The opening launch day takes place on Thursday 22 July from 12pm to 7pm, with visitors booking individual 30 minute slots where they can meet the artist and view the exhibition in a safe/socially distanced environment. Refreshments will be served outside on the terrace (weather permitting).
* THE EXHIBITION RUNS UNTIL 14 AUGUST 2021 (no booking is necessary after opening day)
For all enquiries about the exhibition, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: +353 (0)1 672 4429
We kindly ask visitors to adhere to the following measures when entering the gallery:
– Please use the hand sanitiser provided.
– Wear a mask. We can also provide a mask for you, if necessary.
– Keep the recommended 2m social distance from others.
– Respect the maximum of 4 visitors allowed in the gallery at any one time and please wait outside if the gallery is full.
If you are feeling unwell we kindly ask you to postpone your visit regardless of travel or contact history.