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Peter Gallo

Although Peter Gallo’s paintings, more than most, seem to derive directly from personal experiences, other qualities and characteristics are perhaps of comparable importance. Above all, Gallo’s images reflect emotional openness and honesty; their blend of self-doubt, humour and defiance is curiously engaging, and in a culture that encourages us to present to the world only idealised and superficial versions of ourselves, the artist’s recalcitrance comes as something of a shock.

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Deirdre O'Mahony
The Quickening

The Douglas Hyde Gallery of Contemporary Art announces The Quickening, a powerful new artwork by ground-breaking artist Deirdre O’Mahony. Bringing together urgent conversations, original music and moving image, The Quickening responds to issues facing farming, food production and consumption, in the face of present ecological and climate crises. A nationwide project, the culmination of over […]

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