Sunday, July 14, 2013

Art & Style at Brown Thomas

Article taken from Kilkenny County Council Arts Office- E-bulletin 

 See Kilkenny Artist Caroline Schofield work at Art & Style at Brown Thomas

Art & Style
Opens on Monday, July 15th and runs until mid-August.

From Monday 15  July, eight artists will display their original work in an assigned window of Brown Thomas.

Curated by artist, Angela O’ Kelly, Art and Style is a thoughtfully curated exposition that captures the excitement of the contemporary arts scene in Ireland. The chosen artists represent the mediums of print, paint, hand craftsmanship and contemporary surface design. Each Brown Thomas store in Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway as well as BT2 Grafton Street and Dundrum will host a unique exhibition as part of the Art & Style programme.

The artists featuring in Art & Style at Brown Thomas Dublin include:
Caroline Schofield who’s work explores the fragility of human life and the creativity that flows from the acceptance of the process while Nigel Cheney’s revisits the symbolic cliché of “hearts and flowers” by using the imagery of heart shaped children’s grave plaques observed in French cemeteries.
Melanie Spendlove specializes in contemporary surface design with visual exploration and Helen O’Malley highlights the expansion of the ceramic discipline, drawing attention to the extended possibilities of the contemporary clay medium.

Liz Nilson practices involve different textile based applications, with screen printing being the one that is always visible in her work. Rachel White displays a love for colour, surface, material and finish which leads to much intrigue by the themes of order followed by subsequent disorder.

Dr. Helen McAllister draws most inspiration from the concepts, techniques and motifs of Venetian 16th century textile and shoes while Kate Quinlan focuses on the instability of the family throughout her work.
For a full profile of each artist, please visit

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