Townhall Arts Centre

Exhibitions

Located on our ground floor the exhibition space accommodates local and national artists with regular exhibitions in all art forms.

Townhall Arts Centre

Exhibitions

Located on our ground floor the exhibition space accommodates local and national artists with regular exhibitions in all art forms.

Townhall Arts Centre presents

Crossing the Salt

An Solo Exhibition by Gabhann Dunne

Townhall Gallery, Cavan

Official opening Thursday 21st April at 6pm, Exhibition continues until Saturday 18th June 2022
Open: 10am to 4pm (Tuesday to Friday), 11am to 4pm (Saturday)
Or by appointment

Crossing the Salt’, Dunne reflects on changes wrought by the journeyings of water and the migration of wildlife and what they have to tell us about our identity. Cristin Leach the Sunday Times art critic said of it “’Crossing the Salt’ is, in equal parts, disturbing and delightful, ambitious in scale but delicate and measured in its presentation”. Over sixty birds, painted on separate panels, plunge, swoop and fly in this large installation. Dunne uses colour and gesture to evoke the vulnerability and energy of his subject, and asks the viewer to think on issues of emigration, migration and absence, and our changing climate.

Gabhann Dunne is an Irish Artist based in Dublin. His work deals with environment, time and identity. He uses plants, landscapes and animals to build narratives about how we treat natural spaces. He has a particular interest in how paint and gesture can immerse us in a work and create empathy for its subject.

Dunne’s work is in public and private collections including: The Arts Council; the Office of Public Works; Axa; Facebook; De Loitte; Mason Hayes Curran; the Law Society of Ireland; Accenture and the National Self-Portrait Collection of Ireland. He has been commissioned by the Glucksman Gallery, the Ark and Facebook.

Gabhann Dunne is represented by the Molesworth Gallery, Dublin 2.

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