Variations on Form A retrospective of twenty years work by Hester Heuff at Rathfarnham Castle from 18th February to 25th March 2018

15 February 18

The Office of Public Works is delighted to showcase “Variations on Form” a retrospective of over twenty years of making by Irish artist Hester Heuff.  The majority of her work has not been seen in a public space previously and this free exhibition in Rathfarmham Castle provides the ideal backdrop in which to view her exciting creations.

The official launch of the exhibition at Rathfarnham Castle, by invitation only, will take place on Saturday, 17th February 2018 at 2.30pm and will be opened by Catherine Marshall, Founding Head of Collections, Irish Museum of Modern Art.

Hester Heuff has been working as an independent artist from her studio in Dublin since 2001.  Initially she trained and worked as an aquatic ecologist, switching careers in the late 80’s.  Natural processes observed through her work as an ecologist remain integral to her art practice.  These relate to all manner of changes in the world, processes which repeat themselves in cycles like tides, waves, cycles of life and death, changes in time and space.

These processes are further informed by her personal experiences of life examined through meditation and the practice of yoga, highlighting changes occurring not only in nature, but also in the microcosmos of the mind.

Although Heuff specializes in ceramics she works across various media such as batik, watercolour, photography and video. Across these media a playful and intuitive approach remains central to her work.



Exhibition:                            Variations of Form

Gallery:                                 Rathfarnham Castle, Grange Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14, D14 K3T6

Dates:                                   Sunday, 18th February – Sunday, 25th March 2018

Times:                                   Wednesday to Sunday 10.30am – 5.00pm

                                              Last admissions 4.45pm

Website:                               Rathfarnham Castle

Admission Free

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