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Youth Arts 

Title: ‘It is not What It Seems’

Opening Date: Wed 11 January   Time: 12pm   Admission: Free   
Exhibition Runs: Wed 11 Jan  - Fri 27 Jan  Open: Wed 10-1pm Thurs – Sat 10-5pm 

Now in its 4th year our Youth Arts Festival is going from strength to strength with over 300 young artist and performers taking part from all around south Wicklow.
As a multi-tiered art event across visual art, music, theatre, spoken word and dance we are delighted to exclusively offer The Courthouse Arts Centre as a youth venue for the entire month of January.

Visual Art: Exhibition by over 250 National and Secondary school pupils and our own Courthouse Teen studio and Artsparks groups.
Date: Opens Wednesday 11 January and runs until Friday 27 January
Opening Time: 12 noon
Admission: FREE

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Jung – A Han

Title: ’Raincoat’

Opening Date: Sun 12 February   Time: 4-6pm   Admission: Free   
Exhibition Runs: Sun 12 Feb – Fri 10 Mar  Open: Wed 10-1pm Thurs – Sat 10-5pm 

Jung-A Han is a  Korean artist who works and lives in Ireland.  Han moved to Ireland in January 1999, where she studied Fine Art at the Institute of Technology, Carlow.  Currently am studying for an MA at Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art and Design & Technology, she has been living in Shillelagh, Co. Wicklow since 2007. 

Jung-A Han’s  exhibition is entitled ‘Raincoat’ as it relates to her technique of dripping painting as well as approaching art in the style of a performance.  Living in Korea, there were sunny days,  but she had always loved rainy days.  Now living in the land of eternal showers, she poses herself as canvas or paper, the dripping paint expressesing the rain cascading down on her existence in a strange land just as the paint freely trickles over the canvas. 

Han’s also work focuses on the relationship between people and how they communicate and network with each other in the modern world.  Her work explores themes of our position in the world, a world in which we are more and more surrounded by different cultures, types of space and ever more sources of technology.

She is interested in history, culture and the environment, more specifically the relationship of these elements to people and nature.  Her work aims to explore ideas of communications with the world, how I, through collaborations and solo projects try to answer the reflective question of ‘Who I am’ as an artist, ‘Who I am as a person?’

 The exhibition will be opened by Charles DeLapp, great-grand nephew of William Orpen, and by the artist and writer, Brian Hand.  Brian is a lecturer with Carlow Institute of Technology where he lectures in Visual Studies, Photography, Video, Sculpture and Community Based Learning.  

 

 


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Tony Kew

Title: ’Swansong’

Opening Date: Sun 19 March   Time: 4-6pm   Admission: Free  
Exhibition Runs: Sun 19 Mar – Fri 14 Apr  Open: Wed 10-1pm Thurs – Sat 10-5pm 

Tony Kew was born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1937, where he studied in the Johannesburg School of Art. In 1967 he immigrated to Toronto, Canada when he was thirty years old. During his career in commercial art in Toronto and New York he received over thirty awards of merit and creativity. He began painting seriously in 1974. Almost ten years later, in 1983 he was chosen to design images for Canada Post and for Canadian Embassies throughout the world. He now lives in Aughrim, Co. Wicklow.

Tony is a painter with a preoccupation with the human form and in the realistic and surrealistic genre. His work has sold in eleven countries: Ireland, USA, Bermuda, Canada, South Africa, Spain, England, Belgium, Holland, Germany and Italy. Tony’s work is represented in several corporate collections; collected Imperial Oil of Canada and Texaco Canada Inc as well as numerous others. His paintings have been seen on RTE on television programmes such as the Angelus, Time Out and IRIS. His portraiture has won awards.