Making and Momentum: In Conversation with Eileen Gray
Curated by Richard Malone
Featuring work by Sara Flynn, Laura Gannon, Mainie Jellett, Nellie Malone, Richard Malone, Niamh O’Malley, Ceadogán Rugs and Mourne Textiles.
Opening Launch: Friday 1st April at 6pm
Wexford County Council, in partnership with Wexford Arts Centre, is excited to present Making and Momentum: In Conversation with Eileen Gray, a touring exhibition curated by award winning Irish artist and designer, Richard Malone. The group exhibition, which celebrates the work of Eileen Gray and the influence of Irish art and design worldwide, launched at Roquebrune, France in June 2021 and travelled to the National Museum of Ireland last September. It will run at Wexford County Council from Monday, 4th April to Friday, 13th May, 2022.
Artist and designer, Richard Malone, collaborated with Association Cap Moderne (the custodians of E-1027) to curate and exhibit some of Ireland’s leading visual art makers. The exhibition is in celebration of Eileen Gray’s phenomenal global influence across artistic disciplines – from weaving and rug making to metalwork and painting. Each artist and artisan has been selected for their multidisciplinary and experimental approach to making. The group represents an award winning selection of some or Ireland’s most prominent artists with numerous accolades amongst them, such as the Royal Hibernian Academy commission, the Loewe Craft Prize and the International Woolmark Prize.
The works presented in the exhibition are by Richard Malone; the ceramicist Sara Flynn; sculptor Niamh O’Malley who represents Ireland at Venice Biennale 2022; artist Laura Gannon; rugmakers Ceadogán; Mourne Textiles; Nellie Malone, the late grandmother of Richard Malone, and an archive work by the late abstract painter Mainie Jellet.
For further information on the exhibition please contact Catriona O’Sullivan, Assistant Staff Officer, The Arts Department, Wexford County Council, Carricklawn, Wexford on +353 (0)53 9196369 or email email@example.com.