Upcoming Exhibition

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2024

Upcoming Exhibition:
Record Breakers

by Paul Egan

Exhibition Dates: 6th Aug - 21st Sept 2024. 

 Paul Egan is a 21-year-old artist living and working out of the Dingle Peninsula. This is Paul’s debut solo exhibition, and while he is new to the art scene, some of his pieces included in this exhibition have been highlighted and published by the 'National Gallery of Ireland' on their social media platforms.   

 

The Record Breakers Collection is based on honouring Kerry's iconic record breakers throughout history, while also shining a light on forgotten heroes who have left an irrefutable mark on the world we live in.  

This collection is made up of 50 artworks of beloved storytellers such as Peig Sayers, John B. Keane and Christie Hennessy; sporting icons such as Kieran Donaghy, Mary Jo Curran and Mick O'Connell; award winning actors such as Jessie Buckley, Tim V. Murphy and Michael Fassbender, and historic changemakers such as Sister Consilio, Daniel O'Connell and Austin Stack.

Each personality has been chosen to highlight all aspects of our culture, while also showing the current youth how many influential grass roots icons have developed and flourished from their own hometowns. 

The medium Paul used is a form of graffiti realism print, made up of 8 stencils of various intricacies and sprayed onto a repurposed vinyl record recovered from various charity organisations throughout Tralee, creating a near photo realistic portrait of each individual person. The pieces are finished in a 37x37cm white deep boxed frame and housed behind a sheet of clear Perspex to protect the art piece and its subsequent mount.

The exhibition will run right up to Culture Night (Fri 20th Sept 2024) and Paul will offer public interactive workshop for children in which they can create their own artwork to bring home, learn about how to create this type of artwork and the different forms that graffiti art can come in and the different mediums that exist.   

 Entry for all exhibitions is free to enjoy 10am-5:30pm, last entry for exhibitions is 5pm. Hours may change seasonally or during events, please see our Building Opening Hours page for the latest updates.