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Kildare > Arts > Michael Rowley, Carly McNulty

Emerging Artists
Michael Rowley,
Carly McNulty

Sunday 7th to Tuesday 22nd December 2003
Riverbank Arts Centre

Michael Rowley and Carly McNulty will be the next two artists to be featured at the Riverbank Arts Centre for the month of December. The exhibition, will be officially opened on Sunday 7th December at 3.00pm. Michael Rowley’s work will be on show in the Upper Gallery and Carly McNulty will be exhibiting in the McKenna Gallery.

Michael Rowley studied at the then Regional Technical College in Sligo before attending the Crawford College of Art & Design from 1996 to 1997 where he graduated with a Degree in Fine Art Painting. He subsequently studied at the University of Wales Institute in Cardiff, graduating with a Master of Fine Art, Painting. Michael is a member of the Association of Kildare Artists.

Michael is a native of the Curragh in Co Kildare and the broad horizons of his local landscape are very evident in the rich impasto of his works in oil. However, he also spent time as a merchant seaman, and this experience also influenced the subject matter and style of his works. The subtle demarcations between the blues and greys of the sea and the sky are masterfully depicted, in tandem with the varying moods of the ocean.

Carly McNulty studied in the University of the West of England, prior to undertaking a BA in Fine Art at the NCAD in Dublin. She has recently graduated from an MA course in Fine Art, also at the NCAD and her MA show was exhibited in the Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane, earlier this year.

The McKenna Gallery exhibits one body of work composed of numerous small panels with ink drawings, as well as one large figurative piece painted with ink directly on to the wall of the gallery, transforming the space into a very unique experience. The viewer is left to decide the sequence of events signified by the individual panels, to create a sequence of events, patterns and possible outcomes. Carly prefers not to explain her own intentions in her work, but rather to challenge the viewer to devise their own narrative.

The exhibition will be open to the public from Monday 10th until Tuesday 22nd December 2003, and will be on view in both galleries.

Gallery opening hours are Monday to Saturday 10am to 1pm, and 2pm to 5pm.

For further information, please contact Gráinne Dunne or Catríona Fallon on 045 448314/5.
Riverbanks Arts Centre, Main Street, Newbridge, Co Kildare

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