Monday, 20 July 2009

Vanessa Daws at Courthouse Gallery

Vanessa Daws at Ennistymon Courthouse GalleryThe Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon, presents Escapade, a mixed media exhibition by Vanessa Daws from 17th July to 7th August. "Vanessa’s work is an eclectic mix of brightly coloured paintings, sculpture, drawing and animation. She is inspired by art where the viewer can discover aspects of the work that they can manipulate, manoeuvre or peer into. As children we look at the world differently, creating our own stories and mythology parallel to the ordinary world; as we grow older this world gets put to one side. Vanessa’s art work explores possibilities of access to these parallel worlds and allows the viewer to temporarily escape the mundane. Interactive art and participation plays a major role in her own work. This comes from years of working in community arts and having the desire to make art accessible for everyone to share, respond to and enjoy. Since moving to Ireland in 1997 Vanessa has been working in community arts starting out as a volunteer to designing for art groups such as Macnas in Galway and St Patrick’s Day Festival, Dublin. Since 2007 she has been concentrating on pursuing her own visual art practice." For further information, please contact Ennistymon Courthouse Gallery on 065 707 1630 or
Gallery opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 12pm – 5pm. No admission fee.

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