Arts Office: Updates – December 2019

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Meath County Council Arts Office is pleased to present Places, Histories and Other Matters, a solo exhibition by Helsinki based Meath artist Jane Hughes.

Originally from Navan, Jane has worked internationally as a visual artist, curator and educator in Germany and Finland for over a decade.

Following her BA in Fine Art from the National College of Art and Design Dublin in 2006, Jane went on to complete an MA in Environmental Art at Aalto University Helsinki in 2012.

Her work relates to social history and is largely researched from old photographic sources. Hughes paints from images collected in libraries, encyclopaedias, historical books, flea markets and newspaper archives; taking disregarded photographs and reincarnating them as paintings.

Featuring a series of 15 painted works, Places, Histories and Other Matters will be on display at Toradh Gallery in Ashbourne Library and Cultural Centre from 18th November 2010 and will remain until 10th January 2020.   Further information can be obtained by contacting the Arts Office at artsoffice@meathcoco.ie   or 046 9097414.


Meath County Council Arts Office is delighted to present a new exhibition by the Kells Photography Club entitled: Meath Through the Lens

Meath Through the Lens will show at the Toradh2 Gallery located in the newly renovated former Courthouse in the centre of Kells town from 13th November until 17th January 2020. Meath Through the Lens features the work of 22 photography enthusiasts from the region.

This exhibition presents a selection of images examining a common theme: Meath through the Lens. Each photographer approached this theme in a unique and special way.

Kells Photography Club was formed in 2017 as an amalgamation of Kells Camera Club and North Meath Photographic Society. The club meets every second Monday at 8pm in the Iona Hall, Kells. Club nights are a great mix of guest speakers, demonstrations, hands on workshops and competitions. They currently have 40+ members and new members are always welcome at every level, from complete beginners to seasoned photographers. Members can regularly be seen photographing local events such as the pink ribbon walk, Muck of Kells, Hinterland and Guth Gafa.

Meath Through the Lens will be on exhibit at Kells Courthouse Culture and Tourism Hub from 13th November and continue through the winter until 17th January 2020. Further information can be obtained by contacting the Arts Office on artsoffice@meathcoco.ie  or 046 9097414.

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