Friday, 23 March 2018

GASP artists @ Crawford Art Gallery & CIT Crawford College of Art and Design - Arts in Health and Education Department

The GASP artists will be based in the Crawford Art Gallery each Tuesday throughout 2018, and on Thursdays in the CIT Crawford College - Arts in Health and Education Department, with artist-facilitators Mairead O’Callaghan and Karolina Poplawska. We are proud to have the opportunity to work in partnership with the GASP artists as they continue to gain a strong reputation for their work with an extensive exhibition record, as well as, our partners Cope Foundation, Arts in Health & Education CIT Crawford College of Art & Design.

What is a Supported Studio?
A supported studio is a sustained creative environment for individuals with specific health or social needs. Supported Studios provide technical artistic support, networks and audiences outside the health and social care settings.

About the artists:

Katie Whelan- Katie's warm personality speaks through her art, where as she says 'it's all about love’. Her sketches tell stories from her life. Through her painting process a feast of colors and shapes are constantly evolving. Many of her paintings can be found home in cafes and private collections around Cork City.

Rosaleen Moore- In private life Rosaleen loves to play golf and to crochet, in her art work she is a traveller. She paints places that she knows from her memories, places that she passes every day and those that she imagines visiting in the future. Under her brush, streets lose real perspective but gain a new free-wheeling quality that hold all sorts of new adventures.

Tom O'Sullivan- Tom works mainly in acrylic paint technique. His art presents combinations of natural scenery with imaginary landscapes. His paintings speak through a expressive mixture of colours. Tom exhibited successfully in places like Wandesford Quay Gallery, Sirius Art Centre, The Vision Centre and Public Museum, Cork. 

Íde Ni Shúilleabháin- Íde depicts objects and people using geometric shapes, her strong and confident style re-imagines the familiar. Her favorite techniques are watercolours pencils and coffee drawings. Íde is dedicated and incredibly focused.

Yvonne Condon- Yvonne is a dynamic artist from East Cork. Using vibrant colours and confident lines in just few minutes Yvonne captures the essence of portrayed person or object.  Derek Foot filmed several hundred of Yvonne's paintings displayed in Cork City Hall Auditorium in 2016 - it was just a small part of Yvonne yearly output.

Ailbhe Barrett- Ailbhe has worked as an artist in residence at Mayfield Arts Centre for the past 9 years, as part of the Cúig studio programme. Ailbhe's media are mainly acrylic and watercolours. Her latest work is inspired by famous portraits. Ailbhe version of Mona Lisa got great attention on Beyond: Irish Outsider Art exhibition in 2015.

Bríd Heffernan- Bríd has worked as an artist in residence with Mayfield Centre Arts for the past 10 years. She works primarily in mixed media, often dry point etching and acrylic inks. Her work is inspired by world of fashion and design. Bríd's art was exhibited in many national galleries and galleries in Hamburg,  Amsterdam, London, New York and more. Recently she's focused on a solo exhibition planned for 2018.

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Artwork by Yvonne Condon

Some of the GASP artists have been working with Artist/ Facilitator Karolina Poplawska in the Crawford Art Gallery on the topic of 'superheroes', reflecting the current Crawford Art Gallery exhibition  Heroes and Villans

Rosaleen Moore started painting with Wonder Woman, Michael Jackson, Don Johnson- as everyone has personal heroes 

Brid Heffernan is inspired by fashion and is developing hero outfits. 

Yvonne Condon's quick drawings capture the essence of heroes

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Íde Ní Shúilleabháin, Rosaleen Moore and Tom O'Sullivan @ BOI Workbench

GASP Artists Íde, Rosaleen and Tom have been using the space in the workbench at the Bank of Ireland on Patricks Street to research and work for an upcoming exhibition in April.

Workbench is a unique concept which connects entrepreneurs, Branch, and community by offering free dedicated space for co-working, seminars, clinics, and events to encourage innovation and new ideas.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Working in St. Peters

Gasp artists are working at, responding to the Evening Echo 125th Anniversary Exhibition - here a some impressions. 

Tom O'Sullivan, Íde Ní Shúilleabháin, Katie Whelan, Eoin O'Broin, Rosaleen Moore and John Joe Shehan at work in their pop up studio in St Peters.


John Joe Sheehan's work - markers and pens on beer mats

 Yvonne Condon's very fast response to the Examiner 125th Anniversary Exhibition.

Friday, 22 September 2017

Culture Night 2017 in Crawford Art Gallery

 Yvonne Condon creating give away speed portraits.

                                Impressions from Culture Night in the Crawford Art Gallery

Íde Ní Shúilleabháin demonstrating one of the art activities in a short time lapse film.

Katie Whelan @ Culture Night 2017

                               Katie's pop up studio in the Union Grind Espresso Bar is ready.

                                                             Katie Whelan in action. 

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Katie Whelan @ Culture Night

Katie Whelan's solo exhibition is on display in Union Grind Espresso Bar and on Culture Night you have the chance to meet the artist and see how she works.