Graham, Kennedy and Ní Mhaonaigh share many links, not least the pursuit of painting, their love of the sea and their connection to Dún Laoghaire and its environs. Ní Mhaonaigh is a regular sea swimmer and lives in Bray; Kennedy taught at IADT for several years and finds his greatest muse in Ireland’s coastline; Graham has enjoyed an international profile and has been a resident of Dún Laoghaire for decades. Peripheries features new paintings by Sinead Ní Mhaonaigh, recent large and small-scale seascapes by Eddie Kennedy and new paintings by Patrick Graham. A selection of drawings and sketches (from sketchbooks) by Patrick Graham are also included in the exhibition.
The exhibition is accompanied by a Learning Programme co-ordinated by Claire Halpin and comprises painting workshops for young children and adults, Dementia friendly gallery tours and an Artists in Conversation ‘Straight From the Tube – Painters Talking Paint’ with the three exhibiting artists chaired by John Daly on Saturday 1 December, 2-3.30pm. The renowned historian Diarmaid Ferriter, Professor of Modern History at UCD will present a talk about his new book ‘On the Edge – Ireland’s Off Shore Islands, a Modern History ’ on Wednesday 16 January 2019 at 7pm at the Municipal Gallery, dlr LexIcon.