'Sea Change'

Exhibition of Paintings by Louise Newman & Brigitte McGovern


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From Tuesday 15th March to Sunday 27th March 2011

Signal Arts Centre is pleased to present this joint exhibition of works by artists Brigitte McGovern and Louise Newman.  Brigitte and Louise met whilst completing a residency they were invited to participate in at Cill Rialaig Artists Project in Kerry. Their mutual interest in the water-rich landscape of Ireland especially the South West, has inspired this collaboration in which their very individual and different styles come together in a fresh and very exciting exhibition of Irish Art.

Brigitte McGovern was born in Hamburg and graduated with a first class honours degree in 1967 from the Hamburg College of Art and Design. She subsequently moved to Munich and worked as a graphic designer within the field of advertising, before moving to Ireland in 1979 to pursue a career as a professional artist. In 2003 she was awarded the Douglas Hyde gold medal at the Oireachtais Exhibition and had works accepted for the Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition. Since 1995 she has been teaching art to people with special needs in two of Dublin's day care centres: Tus Nua and Tara House.

Louise Newman began her studies at San Jose State University, California. After returning to Ireland in 1992 she went on to receive a National Diploma and Degree in Fine Art from I.A.D.T. She appeared on R.T.E. Open House in collaboration with Irish Arts Review Emerging Artist of the Year competition 2004 and her work was highlighted at the Eigse Carlow Arts Festival in 2005. Louise's work has been based on colour, light, water and reflection which come together to illuminate the grand seascape or reflect on an urban landscape. She endeavours to create art that is both representational yet abstract, resonating Essence of Place be it metaphysical or referential.

Opening Reception: Wednesday 16th March 7-9pm