Basic Talks – Ciara Roche

  • Talks & Art Courses

15 September 2023

Free Event Book

Join us for an illustrated talk as part of the Basic Talks programme.

Join us for a talk with painter Ciara Roche. Ciara Roche makes hundreds of small paintings on paper and some larger paintings on canvas. Her paintings are restless and full of detail, they are an exploration of light & colour, they can be uncanny and sometimes off kilter – a familiar places made strange. These paintings are full of tension between reality & fiction and desire & disgust.

Forthcoming and Recent exhibitions include a solo at Butler Gallery, Kilkenny in 2024, nightcall (solo) Ashford Gallery, RHA,  MATAIRLANDIA – World Trade Centre – Jakarta and Selasar Sunaryo – Bandung in Indonesia 2022, Generation 2022 – Butler Gallery 2022, Hennessy Craig Exhibition – Royal Hibernian Academy 2022. of late… (solo) at mother’s tankstation Gallery 2021 and Ochre (two person) at Wexford Arts Centre 2021. She is shortlisted for the biannual Hennessy Craig/ Homan Potterton Prize, 2024.  She was awarded the Next Generation Award with the Arts Council and won the KM Evans painting prize in 2022. In 2020 she won the Éigse Graduate Prize with Carlow Arts Festival for her work in ARTWORKS, Visual. Her work is included in many significant collections globally including the Maybourne Beverly Hills Hotel, USA, Château la Coste, France, Lismore Castle collection and UCC Collection.

Free, book or come on the day subject to availability. 

Basic Talks is a series of talks with leading contemporary practitioners, taking place at the Hugh Lane Gallery. Curated by Basic Space in partnership with Hugh Lane Gallery, BASIC TALKS is a platform for lectures, workshops, presentations, and performances. Speakers include artists, curators, writers, and critics who will generate discourse on producing, framing and exhibiting art. BASIC TALKS is a collaboration between Basic Space and the Hugh Lane Gallery, exploring alternatives in the dissemination of contemporary art and its discourses.

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