CUIMHNÍ (Memories)

New works by Leah Beggs & Kathleen Furey

OCAP is delighted to present CUIMHNÍ (Memories) the Second Exhibition of our 2020 Summer Arts Programme which features new work from local artists Leah Beggs & Kathleen Furey.  The Exhibition had originally been planned as part of the SET IN STONE Project which was selected for Galway 2020 Small Towns Big Ideas programme, completion of the project has been postponed to the Summer of 2021.  The SET IN STONE project focuses on the research of local Archaeologist and Historian Bill Daly, who has traced the history of Oughterard back to Neolithic times.  Each of the Summer Exhibitions features Artwork created in response to this research.



 

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Leah Beggs 2020 - Oil on Canvas 40 x 40c

Artist:  Leah Beggs

Title:  THE SETTING SUN

Medium:  Oil on Canvas

Dimensions:  40cm x 40cm

Price:  €1200

Artist:  Kathleen Furey

Title:  Ancient Landscape, Farming 1

Medium:  Mixed Media Print

Dimensions:  35cm x 50cm

Price:  €595

Leah Beggs 2020 - Oil on Canvas - 46 x 4

Artist:  Leah Beggs

Title:  AFTER THE RAINS

Medium:  Oil on Canvas

Dimensions:  46cm x 46cm

Price:  €1300

Artist:  Kathleen Furey

Title:  Ancient Landscape, Farming 2

Medium:  Mixed Media Print

Dimensions:  35cm x 50cm

Price:  €595

Leah Beggs 2020 - Oil on Canvas - 50 x 5

Artist:  Leah Beggs

Title:  WATCHING THE WIND

Medium:  Oil on Canvas

Dimensions:  50cm x 50cm

Price:  €1400

Artist:  Kathleen Furey

Title:  Ancient Landscape, Farming 3

Medium:  Mixed Media Print

Dimensions:  35cm x 50cm

Price:  €595

Leah Beggs 2020 - Oil on Canvas - 51 x 5

Artist:  Leah Beggs

Title:  COPPER HILLS

Medium:  Oil on Canvas

Dimensions:  51cm x 51cm

Price:  €1450

Artist:  Kathleen Furey

Title:  Wild Pig, Afternoon

Medium:  Mixed Media Print

Dimensions:  20cm x 26cm

Price:  €350

Leah Beggs 2020 - Oil on Canvas - 71 x 7

Artist:  Leah Beggs

Title:  ROARING WATER

Medium:  Oil on Canvas

Dimensions:  71cm x 71cm

Price:  €2000

Artist:  Kathleen Furey

Title:  Hyena in an Ancient Landscape

Medium:  Mixed Media Print

Dimensions:  30cm x 33cm

Price:  €450

Kathleen Furey Hyena in an Ancient Lands
Leah Beggs 2020 - Oil on Canvas - 80 x 8

Artist:  Leah Beggs

Title:  THERE WILL COME SOFT RAINS

Medium:  Oil on Canvas

Dimensions:  80cm x 80cm

Price:  €2400

Artist:  Kathleen Furey

Title:  Ancient Landscape 1

Medium:  Mixed Media Print

Dimensions:  24cm x 30cm

Price:  €295

Kathleen Furey Ancient Landscape I (b &
Leah Beggs 2020 - Acrylic and Pastel on

Artist:  Leah Beggs

Title:  20 Years of Rain (iv)

Medium:  Acrylic and Pastel on Paper

Dimensions:  15cm x 15cm

(Unframed mount 33cm x 33cm)

Price:  €90

Artist:  Kathleen Furey

Title:  Rabbit at Green Fern Forest

Medium:  Mixed Media Print

Dimensions:  24cm x 30cm

Price:  €295

Kathleen Furey Rabbit at Green Fern Fore
Leah Beggs 2020 - Acrylic and Pastel on

Artist:  Leah Beggs

Title:  Precious Metal (v)

Medium:  Acrylic and Pastel on Paper

Dimensions:  15cm x 15cm

(Unframed mount 33cm x 33cm)

Price:  €90

Artist:  Kathleen Furey

Title:  Ancient Landscape 2

Medium:  Mixed Media Print

Dimensions:  24cm x 30cm

Price:  €350

Leah Beggs 2020 - Acrylic and Pastel on

Artist:  Leah Beggs

Title:  Precious Metal (i)

Medium:  Acrylic and Pastel on Paper

Dimensions:  15cm x 15cm

(Unframed mount 33cm x 33cm)

Price:  €90

Artist:  Kathleen Furey

Title:  Forefather (variable edition 10)

Medium:  Mixed Media Print

Dimensions:  23cm x 20cm

Price:  €195

Leah Beggs 2020 - Acrylic and Pastel on

Artist:  Leah Beggs

Title:  River Bed (iii)

Medium:  Acrylic and Pastel on Paper

Dimensions:  24cm x 24cm

(Unframed mount 33cm x 33cm)

Leah Beggs 2020 - Acrylic and Pastel on

Artist:  Leah Beggs

Title:  River Bed (iv)

Medium:  Acrylic and Pastel on Paper

Dimensions:  24cm x 24cm

(Unframed mount 33cm x 33cm)

Price:  €180

Artist:  Kathleen Furey

Title:  Rabbit at Blue Fern Forest

Medium:  Mixed Media Print

Dimensions:  35cm x 50cm

Kathleen Furey Rabbit at Blue Fern Fores

Artist:  Kathleen Furey

Title:  Rock Pool 1

Medium:  Mixed Media Print

Dimensions:  24cm x 25cm

Price:  €250

Kathleen Furey Rockpool 1, mixed media p
Leah Beggs 2020 - Acrylic and Pastel on

Artist:  Leah Beggs

Title:  River Bed (i)

Medium:  Acrylic and Pastel on Paper

Dimensions:  24cm x 24cm

(Unframed mount 33cm x 33cm)

Price:  €180

Artist:  Kathleen Furey

Title:  Rock Pool 2

Medium:  Mixed Media Print

Dimensions:  24cm x 25cm

Kathleen Furey Rockpool 2 , mixed media

Leah Beggs

Leah Beggs is originally from Dublin she currently lives and works in Oughterard.  She is a graduate of Dunlaoghaire College of Art and Design.

She has exhibited widely in Ireland with recent solo exhibitions at Solomon Fine Art, Dublin (Jan 2019, Sept 2016 & Oct 2014), The Market Place Arts Centre Armagh (Jan 2013) The Kenny Gallery Galway (Feb 2009) The Linenhall Arts Centre Castlebar (May 2009) and The Signal Arts Centre Bray (Sept 2009).

Her work forms part of various collections in Ireland including Trinity College Dublin, IBEC, The Doyle Hotel Collection, Deloitte Art Collection, Savills Ireland, Garda HQ, Office of the Revenue Commissioners, An Bord Pleanála, Microsoft Irish Art Collection, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, The National Concert Hall and the Department of the Taoiseach.

She was awarded an individual artist Bursary from Galway County Council in 2011, 2013 & 2017.

 www.leahbeggs.com

Artist's Statement

“Ideas around climatic effects on the landscape are one facet to my paintings, whilst other more abstract concepts explore an emotive response to the landscape by reminiscing or suggesting a ‘sense’ of place, an atmosphere or a feeling, rather than depicting a particular scene.

This body of work is responding to ideas put forward by local historian Bill Daly and his work on the ancient landscape of Oughterard. I recall him speaking of very different weather patterns and the importance of the hills and the river to the Neolithic man in Oughterard. He mentioned 20 years of rain, how the discovery of copper in the land helped the move into the Bronze Age and the importance of the surrounding habitat, the river, the hills etc. in relation to how they lived.

This information inspired a series of sketches and small paintings in acrylic on paper, exploring the marks and scars on the riverbed, the colours of the metals in the land and the movement of the rain. Larger works of oil on canvas are reimagined landscapes that portray my emotive response to the landscape that surrounded them once, the same places that surround me now.”

 

 

Kathleen Furey

Kathleen Furey is from Galway. She studied painting at the Limerick School of Art and Design graduating in 1984. Her work responds to her experiences and surroundings, explores narrative and image relationships and deals with loss, memory and moments of realisation. Recent work reflects on how information comes to us through marks on a surface, how we discover traces of people who lived before us and how we interpret their stories and histories. Her work has been exhibited both at home and abroad and is included in public and private collections.

www.kathleenfurey.com

 

Artist's Statement

The landscape we live in interests me. Recently there has been time to explore locally, to cycle and walk in the landscape, to experience sunrises and sunsets and imagine the lives of people who inhabited the land before us. The fields, hills and waterways we see today may have been the setting for unknowable acts and events at another time. My work for this exhibition references history, myth, memory and observation. It responds to personal research regarding our ancestors, our earliest flora and fauna and new research and theories put forward by archaeologist Bill Daly.  The images combine processes such as drypoint, collograph, monoprinting and chine collé.

 

 

 


 

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