4 Jul 2013 – 27 Jul 2013

Millennium Court Arts Centre

Portadown, United Kingdom

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  • MCAC is conveniently placed less than 5 mins walk from Portadown Train Station. Take NI Railways Portadown/Bangor Line Trains or Dublin/Belfast Enterprise.

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Exhibiting artists include Paul King, Julie McGowan, Michelle Mckeown, Sandra Turley, Joanna Breen and Kathryn Nelson. Each reflects on the theme of journeys and journeying whether these are physical or existential passages or abstract ventures into mathematical patterning and formulae.

Sandra Turley, focusses on themes of family and diaspora by creating fragile and delicate pieces looking at migration, adoption and the connection to names while Kathryn Nelson, uses mathematics to create increasingly complex drawings mapping out the journey of prime numbers. McKeown's work in this exhibition ranges from smaller paintings dealing with themes as diverse as the spiritual journey, time and space and the atomic age, to a larger painting entitled Cruel Romance. Cruel Romance seeks to re-examine the spirit of Romanticism in the current age of technological and scientific progress. Drawing on literary themes Breen's textile work imagines Mrs Havisham in her stasis while King, also a performance artist, uses found objects (juxtaposing weight and lightness) in his interactive sculptural installation to explore equilibrium, movement and potential. McGowan's work ventures into nature through photographic images investigating bubble structures and the observation and recording of insects that normally inhabit land or water on a nearby nature reserve.

North Armagh Artist's Collective currently comprises 15 professional artists trained in a wide variety of art disciplines including; Fine Art, Sculpture, Textiles, Photography, Painting, Performance Art, Installation, and Video.


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