CIT Registrars Prize Exhibition - WATER MARKED by Holly Walsh

CIT Registrars Prize Exhibition - WATER MARKED by Holly Walsh

Date: 6th Feb 2017 - 24th Feb 2017
Time: 10-5pm Mon - Fri
Venue: James Barry Exhibition Centre
Cost:Free

CIT Arts Office and Office of the Registrar & VP Academic Affairs are delighted to present this solo exhibition of paintings by Holly Walsh, CIT CCAD BA Hons Fine Art 2016

WATERMARKED

James Barry Exhibition Centre
CIT Bishopstown Campus
6-24 February
Monday – Friday, 10am – 5pm

Launch Reception on Thursday 9th, 4-6pm. All are welcome.

See arts.cit.ie for further details.


CIT Arts Office and Office of the Registrar & VP Academic Affairs are delighted to present this solo exhibition of paintings by Holly Walsh, CIT CCAD BA Hons Fine Art 2016

Holly’s work is inspired by the subtleties of landscape, and the subjectivity of our perception of the spaces around us.


“Shifting light, wind and water all give a landscape it’s complexity and life. These transient elements contrast with the more solid structures such as earth and rock, but also compliment them. This duality is what fascinates me, and I find myself drawn to places where both elements interplay with one another.

My process revolves around the act of observing. The intense focus instilled in observing a landscape, interpreting it and marking it down, leads me to see qualities that aren’t apparent at first glance. Areas of haziness contrast with more solid forms, echoing the changeable aspects of the places that I try to capture. Chinese ink paintings are a fundamental influence for me as they explore the more ephemeral qualities of landscapes as well as portraying nature. My practice is a combination of recording outside phenomena and an expression of internal experience.

The push and pull of things floating in and out of focus fascinates me as it relates to the sensation of when one first beholds a new landscape. One can not focus on every point of detail at once, and yet it is still possible to experience the beauty of a place all the same, if not more so.”
- Holly Walsh, 2017


The annual CIT Registrar’s Prize includes the purchase of one artwork for the CIT Registrar’s Collection, and a solo exhibition in the James Barry Exhibition Centre. You can see Holly’s painting, and hundreds of artworks in the CIT Art Collections, online at arts.cit.ie, browse them in the CIT Library website, and see them in real life in canteens, corridors, meeting rooms, offices, and public areas across the campuses of CIT.

Holly also won the Cork Arts Society Student of the Year Award for her Degree Show, and has a concurrent solo exhibition in the Lavitt Gallery from 7-25 February. See lavittgallery.com for details.

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