What migrating birds tell us about our identity

Wednesday, 13th March, 2019 6:39pm

What migrating birds tell us about our identity

An extensive exhibition of new works by Gabhann Dunne at Farmeligh Gallery in the Phoenix Park, 'Crossing the Salt' reflects on changes wrought by the journeyings of water and the migration of wildlife and what they have to tell us about our identity.  Cristín Leach, Sunday Times art critic, said of it “'Crossing the Salt' is, in equal parts, disturbing and delightful, ambitious in scale but delicate and measured in its presentation”. Over 100 birds, painted on separate panels, plunge, swoop and fly in this large installation. In this and other works in the show Dunne uses colour and gesture to evoke the vulnerability and energy of his subject, and asks the viewer to think on issues of emigration, migration, absence, and our changing climate.
Gabhann Dunne is a Dublin-based painter. He studied Fine Art Painting at the Dublin Institute of Technology and NCAD, Dublin. He is also a former winner of the RDS Taylor Art Award (2011) and the Hennessy Craig Scholarship and the Whytes Award for Painting for his entry to the RHA Annual Exhibition (2009).
 
Dates:                       15th March until 26th May 2019 
Opening Hours           Tuesday to Sunday – 10.00 to 17.00 (Closed 13.00 – 14.00) 
Admission:                 Free
 

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