VISUAL New Season Launch - September 23rd 2022 - VISUAL

VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art &
The George Bernard Shaw Theatre

VISUAL New Season Launch - September 23rd 2022


Autumn Winter Invitation

VISUAL will launch their new Autumn/Winter season on September 23rd at 6pm. The show will be launched by the CEO and Artistic Director of VISUAL, Emma Lucy O’Brien and will also feature a series of free events to coincide with Culture Night 2022 in Carlow. Further details on these are available on VISUAL’s website.

This season will feature three different exhibitions including The Palpable Bump at the Bridge of the Nose by Elizabeth Cope in the Main and Studio Galleries, Flashes of Light by Clíodhna Timoney in the Link Gallery and In the long now curated by aemi in the Digital Gallery. They will run from September 23rd until January 8th, 2023 and will feature a number of events and workshops to coincide with the exhibitions.

Elizabeth Cope has been working as a painter for the last 50 years, taking a representational approach when painting her wide variety of subject matter. She Identifies her work and its production as inseparable from the rest of her life with most of her work being completed in short bursts over an extended period of time. The works in this exhibition are drawn from throughout Cope’s long career with portraiture, still lives and collages featuring.

Clíodhna Timoney is an artist working in sculpture, image making, video and sound. Clíodhna graduated from the MFA in Fine Art from The Slade School of Fine Art, London in 2020 and Visual Arts Practice in IADT, Dublin in 2015. Her work at VISUAL presents several large-scale sculptures, moving image and sound work to reflect on the zone of the farm, its edges and interconnectedness of the structures, ecologies and beings found there.

In the long now is touring programme curated by aemi that places work by Irish contemporary film artists in conversation with three titles by international practitioners, all of whom are innovating new approaches to moving image as an artform. Featuring work by Alee Peoples, Eavan Aiken, Jeamin Cha, Sandy Kennedy, Sylvia Schedelbauer and Patrick Hough, these moving image works will feature in VISUAL’s Digital Gallery.

VISUAL opens Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 5.30pm and Sunday from 2 to 5pm and admission is free.