You are invited to view Royal Woodlands, an exhibition by textile artist Eileen McNulty on ARTWALL from Friday 31st of July 2020. Royal Woodlands stems from the ‘Royal County’ of Meath, where the artist Eileen McNulty lives and works. She creates beautfiully crafted one off contemporary pieces of textile art that are inspired by the beauty of the Irish Landscape. Eileen describes her process as follows;
“Irish tweeds, linens and cottons combine to create a textural quality to my work. My thread has now become my drawing tool which I use on my sewing machine and my fabrics have become my artist palette. My Fairy trees echo tales of the wee folk and where they lived, tales of wishing trees all over Ireland. Fleeting glances of the countryside and the rolling hills where I live give constant inspiration. When I start a piece of work I have an idea in my head of what it will look like. As I begin to sew the fabric and stitch take on a life of its own. It evolves and directs me to where it wants to go. I am under the command of the piece from then on.”
Eileen has showcased her unique work in numerous exhibitions including the RDS and The Knitting and Stitching exhibitions. Her work is held in many private collections around Ireland and most recently bought by the Bill Clinton Museum Little Rock Arkansas.
Royal Woodlands continues until September 30th. Please note our current opening hours are Thursday to Saturday 11.30am – 4pm. We’ll look forward to welcoming you over the coming weeks.