Studio 12 Exhibition/Project Space, Backwater Artists Studios, Wandesford Quay. Cork
1st – 13th March, 2022
Taking the idea of a water mark the exhibition will feature drawings and mark making, works in progress by artists Bridget Flannery and Angie Shanahan. A series of drawings and sketch books will show how the elemental nature of water influences their work, taking into account the environment, sustainability and biodiversity of waterways that inspire them.
“The summer of River Swimming and Drawing.
Walking, Drawing, Immersing.
“The elemental pull of water whether in an urban scape following the lines of a river or within that particular water defined place, the coast influence me. I follow the south channel of the ‘spreading lee’ to my studio on a quayside where once were marshy islands. I observe changes from an ebbing tide to a rising tide, that ‘divided flood’ offering a biodiversity enriched life within, and all that’s reflected upon, its glittering surface. Ancient limestone steps, scared markers of history descend into its hidden depths. I relate to the waterways like a vital artery within my being, creating an impulse to record and draw my observations.” Angie Shanahan.