Colour Rhythm – workshop for adults with artist Ashleigh Downey
Explore colour inspired by the work of Richard Gorman in this art session for adults with artist Ashleigh Downey. Investigating shape, repetition and rhythm, we will discover how colour can generate movement and creates an underlying beat within a piece of art. We will also explore the psychology of colour, its ability to stir an emotional response, and the physiological effects colour can have on us the viewer.
This workshop is part of the education programme in tandem with the solo show of work by artist Richard Gorman from 8 March – 20 August 2023 at Hugh Lane Gallery.
Biography – Ashleigh Downey
Ashleigh Downey is an ecological artist with a socially engaged practice. Originally trained as a Textile Designer at Central St. Martins, London (1995-98) with a specialisation in Colour Psychology; Ashleigh works across disciplines as artist, researcher, educator and events curator. MA in Social Practice and the Creative Environment, 2018, LIT; and a Postgrad in Design Thinking for Sustainability, 2021, UCD. A member of the education panel at the Hugh Lane Gallery since 2001. Awards include STEAM in Youth Work Residency Grant, National Youth Council of Ireland (2020); Outstanding Artist Award, Impressions Galway (2016); Youth Arts Incubation Award by Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council (2012).