Signal Arts Centre @Powerscourt

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Signal Arts

Exhibition @ Powerscourt 2nd October 2011


Frances Brosnan Frances Brosnan has had a lifelong interest in the arts. Since 1992 she has been working in textiles, ceramic and 3D design. She is interested in art from a multidisciplinary perspective and in particular ceramics, as she finds the medium of clay a wonderful vehicle for expression. Her current work is inspired by her travels in Asia where many people live in very fragile environments.

Dharavi Porcelain, Underglaze, Decals, Wire € 195

Assientiamento Glazed Porcelain € 95

Campamentos Porcelain, Underglaze, Decals € 355

Sylvia Callan Sylvia Callan is a local Bray Artist. She enjoys working in a range of mediums from mixed to multi media. Recently Sylvia exhibited with a series called Pilgrim Art Trail throughout the country. She is always in pursuit of the spiritual within her work. Sylvia will be exhibiting at Signal in January.

Last One Mixed media on canvas € 120

Kathryn Ryan Kathryn Ryan’s work is primarily an ongoing study of things ageing. She is drawn to things that are old, rusting with age and neglected. She studies her surroundings, Wicklow, and works in mixed media paintings, focusing on old windows, doors and farm buildings. Her interest is in the natural ageing, deterioration as well as the inevitable abandonment of the buildings. The absence of occupancy represents sadness for her, while evoking a sense of beauty in the silence.

Early Morning, Wicklow Medium: Acrylic on Canvas € 395

Old Stump Road, Rathdrum Acrylic on Watercolour Paper € 199

Hope Mixed media on canvas € 250

Linde Fidorra Linde Fidorra uses drawing, photography, digital image making and artist's books to explore her interest in the dynamics of aliveness. Her work is inspired by nature and by her explorations of new science and spiritual awareness. To see her latest works on paper come to her exhibition “Waves & Particles” at Signal Arts Centre from Tuesday 11th October to Sunday 23rd October. lindefidorra/

Branchings I Digital Print € 125

Branchings II Digital Print € 125

Aoife FitzGerald Aoife Fitzgerald’s work stems from the inherent energy found beneath the surface of artefacts both living and created. Therefore when she draws humans she is looking for the unseen force that makes people what they are, in cityscapes it is the growth and decay of cities that interest her, and in café or train scenes it is the energy both passive and active that fascinates her.

Man Reading Biro on paper € 65

Cafe Scene Graphite and Pastel € 110

Overlooking the Docklands Graphite and white oil stick € 350

Aideen Griffin Aideen Griffin is a local Co. Wicklow Artist. She enjoys painting in the wide open spaces of the Wicklow countryside, often working out of doors observing nature closely. Much of her work is in oils but in recent times she has been working with water colours which she finds to be more spontaneous and often unpredictable.

Through the Woods Oil on Canvas € 450 Bray Back Beach Oil on Canvas € 550

Christine de Paor Christine De Paor combines fine art printmaking with a diverse combination of art mediums including wax, gesso, ink, paint and gold leaf. She has a natural curiosity for life and this resonates in her work. Her influences arise from her natural surroundings, the organic and inorganic patterns, lines, and shapes. The process of time, aging and decay feature strongly throughout her work. Christine is currently showing “Scarred Earth” in Signal Arts Centre until Sunday 9th October.

Scarred Earth II Acrylic on Board € 275

Circular Motion II Acrylic on Board € 250

Noel Cleary

Greg Murrray Greg Murray is a portrait artist who works in watercolours and pastel. He also produces satirical caricatures. Facebook: gregmurrayart E-mail:

Quark Mixed Media € 245

Winter Mixed media € 175

Anthony Stapleton Pastel € 420

Brigid O'Brien Brigid O’Brien has been drawing and painting since the 1990s. Brigid is currently working on a show about allotments in Wicklow. She works in acrylics, oil pastels, pencil and watercolours. She is fascinated by the shapes, colours and seasonal change in these tiny gardens. To see her vision of allotments in different seasons and mediums come to her show “Allotment” in Signal Arts Centre from Tuesday 22nd November to Sunday 4th December.

Allotment Pencil € 120

Dawn on the Allotment Acrylic € 120

Wheelbarrow Pen € 120

Wicklow landscape Oil pastel € 120

Denis Dunne Denis Dunne has been making art through photographs for the past twenty years. He explores the inner self of the person through his portraiture. He likes the directness of photographing a person. His current work is a body of work that dates back to 2007 and deals with issues surrounding memories both remembered and imagined. His work “Temporal Decomposition” will be on show in Signal Arts Centre from Tuesday 25th October to Sunday 6th November 2011.

The Key Metallic Print € 250

Fallen Metallic print € 250

The Light Metallic Print € 185

The Boy Metallic print € 85

Woods Metallic print € 65

Conall McCabe Conall McCabe has been working in oil paint since 2008, previously he worked mainly in sculpture. His work explores satire and humour in human nature.

The Schmile on your face ... you'd say it best if you said nothing at all Oil on Linen, € 600

I asked you if you wanted chips Oil on Linen € 600

Yanny Petters Yanny Petters has been painting exquisitely detailed portraits of wild plants since the 1990s. Fascinated by colour, form and detail, her love and interest in botanical art stemmed from her work as a sign writer where plant themes were common in decorative design. As well as working in watercolours and oils Yanny also specialises in 'painting on glass', a technique she has been developing since her sign writing years. Yanny teaches watercolour painting and drawing from nature and the purpose of her work is to raise awareness of the wonders of nature and especially the wild plants of Ireland.

Common Poppy Papaver rhoeas Verre Églomisé/ painting on glass € 800

Yellow Flag Iris pseudacorus Oil on board € 3400

Common Reed Phragmites communis Oil on board, € 2700