Farmleigh Gallery presents 'Crossing the Salt': An Exhibition of artworks by Gabhann Dunne

12 March 19

An extensive exhibition of new works by Gabhann Dunne 'Crossing the Salt' reflects on changes wrought by the journeyings of water and the migration of wildlife and what they have to tell us about our identity.  Cristín Leach the Sunday Times art critic said of it "'Crossing the Salt' is, in equal parts, disturbing and delightful, ambitious in scale but delicate and measured in its presentation". Over a hundred birds, painted on separate panels, plunge, swoop and fly in this large installation. In this and other works in the show Dunne uses colour and gesture to evoke the vulnerability and energy of his subject, and asks the viewer to think on issues of emigration, migration, absence, and our changing climate.

Gabhann Dunne is a Dublin-based painter. He studied Fine Art Painting at the Dublin Institute of Technology and NCAD, Dublin. He is also a former winner of the RDS Taylor Art Award (2011) and the Hennessy Craig Scholarship and the Whytes Award for Painting for his entry to the RHA Annual Exhibition (2009).

Dates   15th March until 26th May 2019 
Opening Hours    Tuesday to Sunday – 10.00 to 17.00 (Closed 13.00 – 14.00)
Admission    Free

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