'Erris' an exhibition by Pat Harris and Linda Ruttelynck opens at Hamilton Gallery on Thursday 3rd November at 6 pm.
Pat Harris and Linda Ruttelynck have been working with the landscape of North Mayo since 1997. Both fellows of the Ballinglen Arts Foundation in Ballycastle, it was through Ballinglen that they discovered this beautiful and isolated landscape.
For this exhibition they will bring a series of drawings,digital prints and oil paintings. This is a joint and multidiscipline exhibition that will give a layered, multifaceted portrait of this very inspiring landscape.
Pat Harris was born in Dublin in 1953 and studied at the National College of Art & Design from 1973 to 1978 and at the National Higher Institute of Fine Art Antwerp, graduating in 1981. In 2008 he was awarded a PhD in Fine Art by the University of Antwerp. He has exhibited widely in Europe with numerous solo shows at Taylor Galleries, Dublin;Fenderesky Gallery Belfast, De Zwarte Panter Antwerp and Gallery S65 Aalst, Belgium; as well as Purdy Hicks, London.
He is a member of Aosdána and was recently elected Associate Member of the Royal Hibernian Academy (ARHA). Harris‟ work is represented in numerous private and public collections including The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon, IMMA, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, UCD, St. Patrick‟s Hospital, Language Centre of Ireland, AIB, AXA and the University of Antwerp.
'Fionnula's Pillow' by Linda Ruttelynck
Linda Ruttelynck was born in Antwerp and studied at St.Lucas and the Royal Academy of Antwerp for printmaking and painting followed by a postgraduate in the academies of Prague and Bratislava.
She teaches drawing and graphics at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp.
Linda has shown her work at numerous venues across Europe and in the USA.
In addition to being included in various private collections her work is also represented in the public collections of the Belgian State, Province of Antwerp, the Prentenkabinet and the Mercator collection Antwerp, The Boyle Civic collection, Ballinglen Arts Foundation and the Office of Public Works, Ireland.
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