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SURVEYOR 2019

SURVEYOR 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening: Saturday 9 November, 2.30pm
Exhibition continues to Friday 10 January 2020

Solstice Arts Centre invites artists living in or from County Meath to submit works of all disciplines for inclusion in our eighth SURVEYOR open exhibition. SURVEYOR serves to support, value and encourage Meath artists in the development of their practices and creative careers. The exhibition presents an overview of contemporary visual arts practice throughout the county.

This year will also see the continuation of the Solstice Visual Arts Award, with a new increased value of €2,000. This will be awarded to a work of distinction in any medium.

Submission deadline Friday 18 October – download an application form below or collect from Box Office.

.PDF Application Form

.DOCX Application Form

EXHIBITION OPENING AND ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNER
Saturday 9 November, 2.30pm

Admission free, no booking required.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meath Artist Annabel Potterton wins Solstice Visual Arts Award 2019

(Thursday, 14 November, 2019)  Meath artist Annabel Potterton has been announced as the overall winner of the 2019 Solstice Visual Arts Award at the opening of the eight annual SURVEYOR exhibition on Saturday 8 November. Solstice Arts Centre invited artists from or living in County Meath to submit artworks of all disciplines for inclusion in the open exhibition, which presents an overview of living visual arts practice throughout the county and is the largest of its kind in the northeast region. This year SURVEYOR was selected by Kevin Kavanagh of the Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin. As part of the award, Annabel won a €2,000 bursary to contribute towards her continued practice within the visual arts field.

The winning pieces are from Annabel’s Border Candy series of work, which are created using the ‘alla prima’ technique, in that they are created in one sitting to keep a freshness of stroke and colour. Talking about the piece, Annabel described it as “an exploration of the herbaceous border; a process of indulgence combining the joy of growing a garden and a compulsion to paint, particularly with oils.  Through the daily practice of “doing”, painting becomes habitual and not having to agonise over subject matter delivers, for me, a glow of happiness in pure painterly pleasure.”

Annabel sits on the committee of The Connolly Collective, which serves to make a link between arts and health in Connolly Hospital and runs creative workshops with residents in the Silver Birch Unit who are living with advanced dementia. This experience has influenced Annabel’s new body of work, all about being in the moment and taking every opportunity to enjoy the process of painting using material that is around her.

SURVEYOR runs at Solstice Arts Centre until Friday 10th January 2020, Tuesday – Saturday, 11:00am – 4:00pm and entry to the exhibition is free.

 

 

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