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All set for Dromineer Literary Festival

Monday, 2nd October, 2017 9:41am
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All set for Dromineer Literary Festival
All set for Dromineer Literary Festival

On view: September 25th - October 15th at Nenagh Arts Centre, Banba Square, Nenagh & October 6th-8th at Lough Derg Yacht Club, Dromineer.

The Festival Exhibition, featuring the work of a solo artist, is a warmly received element of the annual Dromineer Literary Festival. The exhibition attracts visitors and art lovers to Dromineer and to Lough Derg Yacht Club, where an exhibition space was created specifically for the festival exhibition. We are delighted that in recent years the Arts Centre in Nenagh has provided a second location to show the work of our festival artist.

This year we are honoured to host Nurture: Before Their Wings Fold, an exhibition by Galway based artist Yvonne Hennessy. Yvonne’s exhibition will be on show at Lough Derg Yacht Club over the festival weekend, October 6th-8th and, following an invitation from Tom Dowling, Artistic Director at Nenagh Arts Centre, the exhibition will hang at the Arts Centre from September 25th until October 15th.

The exhibition is free to view at both locations. At 2pm, Saturday October 7th at Lough Derg Yacht Club, committee member Geraldine McNulty will introduce the work of Ms Hennessy, whose painting Tree House, is the cover image for this year’s festival brochure.

Yvonne Hennessy is an animation professional, lecturer and visual artist. She has sixteen years’ experience as an animation industry professional and has worked on a raft of TV series and feature films. She studied Classical Animation at Ballyfermot College of Further Education, Dublin and Fine Art at GMIT, Galway.

She lectures in animation at third level. Her work marries classical animation techniques with installation and sculpture. Hennessy uses natural elements (rushes, peat, twigs, berries) from around her home in Connemara to emphasise our connection to the natural world. Her hand-drawn animation installation juxtaposes natural and inorganic imagery.
Individually her frames are a moment in time but together in a sequence they become a movement of growth in space. Hennessy is currently working on a series of paintings and drawings interrogating domestic themes, many of which will feature at the Dromineer Literary Festival.

She is also working in collaboration with her wife, poet Liz Quirke, on a visual artistic response to poems from Quirke’s debut collection. Hennessy’s concerns include representing connection, biology and nature through visual art. See for more information. She tweets about animation and visual art @yhennessy



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