Our Opening Celebration is fast approaching – mark Saturday 1 July on your calendars! See the full line up and let us know if you’ll be coming on our Facebook event.
What better way to celebrate our purpose than by awarding a residency to an artist, who will then share their work with all of you on the evening?
We were very impressed by the proposals we received, but with only one space available it was quite a competitive process. The quality of work submitted was very high, and we truly appreciate the time each artist put into their proposal.
We are delighted to announce the artist-in-residence leading up to the opening will be Naomi Litvack!
Naomi – a painter who lives and works in Belfast – won us over with her use of colour and how her proposed project would connect to Killeagh’s local landscape. We are looking forward welcoming her.
In her own words:
My artistic practice is concerned with both direct and second hand experiences of landscape. Personal photographs and memories meld with found imagery, found objects, impressions gleaned and facts learned from books, the internet and from aural history. I am interested in the passing of stories. I deal with ideas of home and away and use the exotic to make a comment on the familiar. Forms reappear in paintings which reflect my experiences of landscapes both exotic and tropical and of my native Irish homeland.
My current subject matter explores exotic locations, represented in imagery depicting luscious plant life and hyper-sensual landscapes. My work also has an air of the unreal about it, as I seek to capture dreamlike, strange and fantastical atmospheres within my painting. In my practice I set out to explore the human relationship to landscape in both reality and in cultural representations.
We particularly appreciated Naomi’s proposal for the one-week residency. She will make a full study of the setting of Killeagh by using photography, sketching and writing and will process these impressions for the exhibition of resultant paintings at the opening celebration. She will focus on the natural world and local plant life, Killeagh and its inhabitants and will try to capture the atmosphere of Greywood Arts and the one of the village as well. Besides exhibiting her artwork during the opening, Naomi will engage with visitors to Greywood Arts by giving a talk on the opening night, introducing the paintings and summarising her experiences of the residency and impressions of Killeagh.
You can follow Naomi on facebook or see more of her work online here.
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