Date(s) - 08/02/2019 - 16/03/2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mermaid Arts Centre
Exhibition Opening: Thursday 7 February at 6pm
Fergus Fitzgerald works primarily in acrylic on canvas. An avid traveller, particularly to Italy, location greatly informs Fergus’ work. Being a lover of linguistics and books, Fergus enjoys thoroughly researching his subjects for paintings and using text within his paintings.
Fergus paints images exploring various locations he has visited or aspires to visit. Such as Ljubljana Slovenia, Siena Italy, Cefalu Sicily and Mozart’s birthplace in Salzburg Austria. In an exploration of text as drawing and text as imagery, each painting has text drawn onto the surface weaving his own personal thoughts on the subject of the work with researched facts.
Fergus has shown work at Dublin City Council Offices, Kilkenny Arts Festival, The Glasshouse Gallery, Kilkenny and An Tearmann, Kilcullen Kildare. In 2014 Fergus took part in I Want To Know, an International exchange and practice development with Co-operations, Luxembourg, SKID, Germany, Pyramid of Arts, Leeds, UK, KCAT Studio Ireland at Ueberlingen, Germany (October 2014).
Workshop: EXPRESS YOURSELF
Join an open workshop with artist Emma Finucane. Be inspired by Fergus’s work and engage your own creativity. This is an opportunity for you to explore acrylic paint, to play, learn and ask lots of questions.
16th February and 2nd March – 11.00am to 1.00pm – Cost €10. We welcome all levels and abilities at their own pace.