Group Exhibitions 2016


'Overlap'
Breda Burns, Nuala Clarke, Cecilia Danell and Joanna Hopkins
Aras Eanna Arts Centre, Inis Oirr, Aran Islands. 3rd - 30th June 2016.

The visual art exhibition 'Overlap' brings together four diverse artistic practices for the first time to Aras Eanna. The exhibition reflects upon the nature of an island space, and the coming together of individual practices to form a cohesive statement of contemporary Irish visual art. Aras Eanna is located on the west side of Inis Oirr, Aran Islands and sits on a high windswept contour overlooking the Atlantic to the south.





'Veins'
Curated by: Davey Moor and Peter Prendergast
The Molesworth Gallery, Dublin. 8th July - 10th August 2016

'Featuring work by Susan Connolly, Cecilia Danell, Gemma Fitzpatrick, Helen Hughes, Riin Kaljurand, Eimear Murphy and Doireann Ni Ghrioghair Veins peels back the layers to reveal seven artists whose work is pitched variously, between painterly sculpture and sculptural painting, taking in anatomy lessons, the collective unconscious and the music of chance along the way.
(...)
Cecilia Danell's practice draws on Jung's idea of universal subconscious archetypes and their potential to reveal themselves through imagery. Here, Plaster Study and Tentative Method could be seen as a meta-referential loop, and Journey to the Centre an example of micro formations pointing to macro ones in terms of how imagination deals with myth and memory.'
(- Excerpt from the curatorial statement)




'Creative Wave'
Curated by: Austin Ivers
Galway City Museum, Galway International Arts Festival. 11th July - 27th August 2016

Creative Wave explores the growth and energy of the creative movement associated with Galway and the West of Ireland. Featuring work from students, graduates and staff of GMIT's Centre for Creative Arts & Media and Letterfrack campuses, Creative Wave also reflects how international connections and adventures have influenced the development of Galway's Creative Culture.

Work by: Blaise Drummond, Cecilia Danell, Louise Manifold, EimearJean McCormack, Matthew Howard, Max Brosi, Melissa McMahon, Mark O'Connor, Daniel Hawthorne, Anna Hoogeboom, Grace Lavin, Jane Carkhill, Matthew Howard, Gabriel Hielscher, Amy McMahon, Mark White, Kimi Moore, Sean Lyons, Katie Sweeney, Megan Newport, Deirdre Sullivan, Elaine Garvey, Sean Claffey, Jens Kosak, Leah McVeigh, Michael Harris, Mona Sweeney, Clodagh Wade, Brian Murray, Eamon McManus, Ciaran Murray, Richard Dunphy, Chris Fitzpatrick, Ewa Zdybel, Geraldine Tobin, Michael Murphy, Paul Geraghty, Stephen Connelly.




'Escape'
Cecilia Danell, Lelia Henry, Rosemary Langtry, Paul McCloskey, Maria O'Brien, Emily Rainsford, Edward Whyte
Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise. 23rd June - 31st July 2016

These seven artists explore their place in the world, within the natural and built environment. Whether presenting blurred lines or crisp realities; this is their vision, on their journey. A breathtaking view of landscape, presented through oil paintings, photography, ceramics, encaustic paintings, charcoal and pencil drawings and video.




'COE '16 New Century Retro - A Selection of Claremorris Open Exhibition Prizewinners'
Curated by: Helen O'Donoghue, Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA)
Claremorris Town Hall and nearby venues, Claremorris. 17th September - 1st October 2016

"This will be the thirty-ninth Claremorris Open Exhibition and the third retrospective in the history of COE. Amazingly since the turn of the century we have had almost fifty prize-winners. Unfortunately, we were unable to invite all those wonderful artists to exhibit in COE '16, so we asked our good friend Helen O'Donoghue, to select the artists from that list for the exhibition."

Featuring work by: Aideen Barry, Jenny Brady, Cecilia Danell, Lisa Fingleton, Michael Fortune, Maggie Madden, Selma Makela, Paul McKinley, Fionna Murray, Vukasin Nedeljkovic, Lorraine Neeson, David O'Kane, Ruby Wallis.