Maeve’s collaboration with the Painter William Ireland
26 Aug – 8 Sep 2022
The title Circle of Friends discovers the professional and personal interactions between Maeve Binchy and William Ireland. How they successfully teamed up. Ireland’s artwork provided a visual representation of the warm and hopeful themes depicted in Binchy’s novels.
For the first time to the public, eight original paintings by Ireland will be on view.
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Winter Group Exhibition | 3 Dec – 20 Jan 2022
We are delighted to announce our annual Winter Group Exhibition which opened on Friday 3 December, featuring works by both Irish and International artists.
Featured Artists include; Mark P Cullen, Stephen Cullen, John Fitzgerald, Jenny Fox, Catherine Greene, Allan Madsen, Therese McAllister, Martin Mooney, Caitlyn Rooke, Donnacha Treacy and Vadim Tuzov and others.
In our online catalogue, we pair up with David Archbold (curator and art historian). He traces the art form of sculpture and gently introduces you to each of our artists practising in sculptures.
Archbold holds a 1st MA in History of Art, UCD (2016); he is continually producing new research in relation to the mathematics of Ancient Greek & Roman Sculpture.
WITHIN THE LANDSCAPE
Helen Pomphrey | 15 -28 Nov 2021
Works remain available | Explore the interactive catalogue
This exhibition showcased Pomphrey’s love for landscape and her response to her travels around Ireland. According to Pomphrey “These remnants of the past give the paintings a narrative quality”
John Fitzgerald I 23 Oct – 6 Nov 2021
Works remain available I Explore the interactive catalogue.
This exhibition brings together over 20 years of painting experience by Fitzgerald in the field of equine. These new works explore the use of light and dark against the form. Fitzgerald extends his colour pallet in paint by using indigo, violet and burnt sienna to create striking composite images.
Drawing on his memory arising from subject matters in his paintings, he has produced viscerally evocative sculptures. Fitzgerald’s bronze works are all produced by using the lost wax process at the Cast Foundry, Dublin.
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Stephanie Sloan | 2 – 15 Oct 2021
PART OF THE FUTURE EMERGING ARTISTS | Works remain available. Explore the interactive catalogue.
Following on from her successful debut solo exhibition “Coastal” which saw Sloan awarded Future Makers Award 2020 as an emerging artist, we are delighted to exhibit; a new series of limited-edition prints, “Shoreline” exclusively through the Wilton Gallery
Sloan has continued to explore ways of creating simple imagery through standard colours with lines. The Final imagery appears simple, yet on closer inspection, each image is a complex composition that plays on light and shadow. The works are bright, vibrant, yet calm, balanced both in tone and harmony.
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23 August – 30 August 2021
PART OF THE NEXT GENERATION 2021 | A Rising Emerging Artist of the under ’30s
Wilton Gallery is excited to announce our next collaboration “Inner City” a new collection of paintings by Hazel O’ Sullivan. Part of the new generation of graduates of 2021.
We believe in supporting the creative future.
BIO | Hazel O’ Sullivan | B. 1998 | Based Meath, Ireland
Hazel is an Irish artist living in Meath, Ireland. She graduated from NCAD (2021) with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art (International) with Critical Cultures with First Class Honors. She was awarded First Class Honors in Fine Art Erasmus at the Academy of Fine Arts Munster (Kunstakademie) Germany. In September 2021, she will commence a Master’s in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Arts, London, UK. She is a visual artist. Her German experience introduced ideas of architecturally informed environments. Her approach to her practice is mathematical, creating proportioned paintings in perception and perspective.
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22 Jul – 4 Jul 21
The Wilton Gallery was delighted to present its first exhibition with David Hedderman.
This exhibition focused on Hedderman’s work produced in his Berlin Studio. Hedderman is fascinated by the figurative form. His approach to composition is to challenge its rules and obstruction and create freestyle movements. Hedderman use of willow charcoal, graphite, chalk pastels and oil sticks allows him to creates bold and spontaneous expressions of the artist’s personality.
Bloomsday “He’s Out in Pampooties”
16 June 2021
On the 16th June 2021, outside Wilton Gallery, we celebrated Bloomsday, the acting duo Nick Dunning and Lise-Ann McLaughlin read a selection of extracts from the novel, alongside writer Martina Devlin, in an event entitled ‘He’s Out in Pampooties’. Read here more about the day.
Mark P Cullen | Solo Exhibiton | 7 Dec 2020
This is the first major exhibition by Mark P Cullen in over a decade. Cullen explores different textures by way of brush and knife, always trying to capture the essence of the image while paring back to its’ simplest form. His colour palette is unique by virtue of how he prepares each canvas with a base.
Stephanie Sloan | Sept 2020
Coastal was an exhibition representing 5 images along the coastline of Dublin. For coastal catalogue click here
Drawing – Exhibition
Group Show | Nicholas B Robinson, Laura Cronin, Jenny Fox & Others | Mar 2020
This exhibition offers a unique insight into how the artist works and thinks. The drawings are beautiful works in their own right their choice of medium commonly as a painter. Often drawings are not intended for public display but a mere study for a particular work. The Wilton is delighted to devote this exhibition to drawings, to quote Salvador Dali – “ drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad”
Group Show | Nov 16 – 24 Dec 2019
The Wilton Gallery is delighted to hosts its first winter exhibition. The exhibition will run up to Christmas. It will showcase paintings in landscape, abstract and portrait by a range of gallery artists, whose work can be found in public and private collections. The display of their knowledge and technique in the medium of paint and the mixed medium is prevalent in Irish Art today.
Antiques & Collectables Event
28 Nov 2019
We are delighted to announce Fiona O Rielly of Sandycove Fine Arts, who provides the gallery with a selection of antiques, will be hosting an evening on Thursday 28 September 2019, between 6-8pm, with a display of her winter collection for sale.
Join us to enjoy the wonderful winter atmosphere soaking up the village celebrations of the turning on of the lights while perusing the collection.
RSVP: Fiona by text or phone at 087 640 3688 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
JOHN MINIHAN – ‘beckett and the wake’
24 October 2019, Thursday, reception at 7 pm – talk 7.15pm | Ticketed event
The Wilton Gallery presents the Wilton Series in which the Gallery meets key figures from the world of the visual arts, film, literature and music.
In this series, we invite the renowned, Irish Photographer John Minihan.
He is one of Ireland’s most celebrated photographers famous for his iconic portraits and landscapes; Lady Diana Spencer, Samuel Beckett , W.H Auden, Seamus Heany, Francis Bacon, Lucien Freud, Enda O Brien, Patti Smith David Hockney…and the list goes on, in a career spanning 55 years. William Burrows once described him as a ‘painless photographer.’
In this engaging talk, Minihan shares his insights about his; works, influences, love of black and white photos, the essence of good photography and, what interests him now.
Minihan (born 1946 and now a west cork resident), he was born in Dublin and raised in Athy before moving to London at the age of 12. By 21 he had become the youngest staff photographer for the Evening Standard. In between documenting Athy on visits to home, he continued for 30 years as a fleet street photographer.
Minihan close relationship with the titans of the art and literary world makes compelling listening.
We will have a select number of his iconic photographs on display.
Jenny Fox ‘Moment’
Sept 20 – Oct 4, 2019
Jenny Fox has crafted out a recognised body of work as an abstract expressionist painter, focusing on catching her experience of a place rather than painting the place ‘I am trying to express how I experience them.’ Much of her inspiration comes from her surroundings in Tipperary and Mayo. Her challenge is always in pursuit of the ‘stillness of being’ or ‘a moment in time.’ The results are almost iconographic images of places that show energy and emotion.