Maeve’s passion for Africa
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.
VILLAGE LIFE, SIERRA LEONE
WHERE TWO WORLDS COLLIDE
THREADS OF MY LIFE