Line & Place is an exhibition of contemporary drawing featuring the work of five Mayo artists – Conor O’Grady, Nuala Clarke, Gus Lynott, Val McLoughlin and Una Morris.

Ideas of ‘place’ have been central to many artists’ work throughout time. And these ideas become even more interesting, complex and worthy of investigation during these strange Coronavirus times.

But this is not an exhibition of ‘Covid’ drawings, rather it is a chance to slow down and spend time with works that offer a chance of exploring a little of the artist’s journey, as well as a selection of works that blur boundaries between drawing and other media.

The artworks in this exhibition offer interpretations of ‘drawing’ in the broadest sense. Rather than thinking of drawing as a means to an end (i.e. a painting), these artists offer finished pieces that investigate mark-making using a range of unusual tools and materials alongside – or instead of – the more traditional pen, pencil and brush.

Line & Place was curated by Val McLoughlin and Una Morris and was originally part of the Ballina Fringe Festival programme and presented online.

Now, art fans will get a chance to experience the exhibition in person.

The show continues Ballina Fringe Festival’s commitment to providing opportunities for local artists at the festival.

Admission is free.

Opening hours: Monday-Friday: 10am-6pm; Saturday: 10am-3pm

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