Solomon Fine Art at The Village At Lyons, Newcastle, Co Kildare
12 – 26 May 2013
Solomon Fine Art continues to be at the forefront of contemporary sculpture in Ireland. Our latest external project Sculpture at Lyons brings together over 30 different artists working in bronze, stone and glass at the stunning Village at Lyons estate in Newcastle on the Kildare/Dublin border from 12-26 May 2013.
Sculpture at Lyons participating artists include: John Behan, Sandra Bell, Cheryl Brown, Orla de Brí, Michael Duhan, Ana Duncan, Rowan Gillespie, Tom Glendon, Catherine Greene, Guggi, Ronan Halpin, Leo Higgins, Rachel Joynt, Sonia Landweer, F.E. McWilliam, Tim Morris, Olivia Musgrave, Eilis O’Connell, Elizabeth O’Kane, Patrick O’Reilly, Ian Pollock, Michael Quane, Bob Quinn, Vivienne Roche, Patrick Scott, Anthony Scott & Imogen Stuart.
Suzanne Macdougald, founder of (the former) Lad Lane Gallery and Solomon Fine Art recently announced her retirement, so this major exhibition will be her last official Solomon engagement. Tara Murphy, Gallery Director for almost 20 years, is delighted to be taking over the gallery on an independent basis with immediate effect.
Solomon Fine Art has been the leading promoter of sculpture in Ireland for the last three decades. In the 1970’s Suzanne hosted the first Henry Moore, Enzo Plazzotta and Michael Ayrton solo exhibitions in Ireland and kick-started the careers of the well-known Irish sculptors Michael Warren and Rowan Gillespie. During the 1980s and 90s she promoted the work of Arman, F.E. McWilliam and Dale Chihuly and has facilitated many well-known public sculptures including Rowan Gillespie’s ‘Famine’ on Dublin’s City Quay.
The Village at Lyons is a part of the late Dr Tony Ryan’s beautiful home and country estate and comprises a mill, cookery school, Canal Café and the acclaimed La Serre restaurant situated in an original 19th Century Turner-designed conservatory. The sculptures will be temporarily installed around the beautiful gardens and smaller indoor works will be displayed in the gallery adjacent to the cookery school. For more venue information see: www.villageatlyons.com
OPENING HOURS Sunday 12 May – open 2pm- 6pm
Thereafter the exhibition is open Wednesday-Sunday, 11am – 6pm daily until Sunday 26th May
* admission free
B07,706 North first st, 798 Art District, no 2 Jiuianqiao road, Beijing 100015
This collaborative exhibition brings to together artists representing Dublin and Beijing, exploring the history, aesthetics, philosophy and aspirations of their capital cities. The project provides a unique cultural insight into the growing creative dialogue between Dublin and Beijing, Between Ireland and China. The exhibition is curated by Fion Gunn in association with Niamh Cunningham and Zheng Xuewu.
An extensive exhibition showing the work of 2 glass artists from 30 European countries. The work of 95 artists will be presented in the exhibitions. The exhibition category European Glass Art for work made by professional, established artists within the field of glass art was selected by an international jury.
New work by Róisín de Buitléar
Honor, Defend, Attack!
Spear heads from Vedrarfjiordr, the Viking city of Waterford – Irelands oldest city, once famous for its cut crystal products. With glass factories closed, thousands of hands no longer make use of their skills. The future of glass manufacturing in the Viking city is under siege.
Blown, cut, diamond point engraved.
This piece speaks of the vulnerability of my craft and the balance of its future through use of light, form, and poetry of line.Vedrarfjiordr – the Viking name for Waterford, Irelands oldest city, world famous for its cut crystal products. In 2009 thousands of glassmakers lost their jobs when the factory closed, bringing the city and Irelands glass-manufacturing heritage to a critical crossroads.