Maeve’s pas­sion for Africa

Bray People - - NEWS -

A NEW art ex­hi­bi­tion fea­tur­ing the works of Maeve Hunter will run in the Court­house Arts Cen­tre, Ti­na­hely, from Satur­day, Au­gust 5, to Fri­day, Au­gust 25.

‘ Threads of My Life’ will be of­fi­cially opened on Sun­day, Au­gust 13, from 4 to 6 p.m. by Hugh Max­ton.

Hunter, who is the ed­u­ca­tion and out­reach of­fi­cer at the South Wick­low Arts Cen­tre, is thrilled to be ex­hibit­ing on home ground.

This ex­hi­bi­tion in­ter­twines wa­ter­colours, tex­tiles and mixed me­dia that nar­rate the artist’s love of Africa and threads of as­so­ci­a­tion that bind her to that con­ti­nent.

Hav­ing first vis­ited Africa as a child she re­turned as an adult and de­vel­oped her artis­tic prac­tice while trav­el­ling across all four prov­inces: North, South, East and West.

Hunter’s work takes in­spi­ra­tion from the colours, tex­tures and peo­ple of Africa.

She com­bines the del­i­cacy of wa­ter­colours with African fab­rics while also bring­ing her Celtic her­itage into the vis­ual im­age.

A se­lect num­ber of tex­tile pieces in this ex­hi­bi­tion were cre­ated in 2013 while on an artist res­i­dency pro­gramme in Namibia.

A grad­u­ate of NCAD, Hunter ob­tained an honours de­gree in Tex­tiles and both a HDip and a mas­ter’s in vis­ual arts ed­u­ca­tion.

Her prac­tice is equally split be­tween her own cre­ative prac­tice and work­ing as an Educator and arts fa­cil­i­ta­tor.

She be­lieves very strongly in ed­u­ca­tion through art and that art should be avail­able to all.

NAMIBIAN PAT­TERN

HIMBA LOVE

AFRO CELT

VIL­LAGE LIFE, SIERRA LEONE

WHERE TWO WORLDS COL­LIDE

THREADS OF MY LIFE

THE BOYS

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