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ARK­LOW Visual Arts Gallery was packed to the rafters for the open­ing night of lo­cal artist Ni­cola Ri­ley’s new show. The re­cep­tion was well-at­tended by Ni­cola’s friends and fam­ily while the gallery’s chair­man An­drew Man­son was also among the guests. Jen­nie Vick­ers, Client Ser­vices Man­ager at Sun­beam House Ser­vices, in­tro­duced Ni­cola dur­ing the re­cep­tion. The evening was a great suc­cess and a num­ber of Ni­cola’s works in ce­ram­ics and tex­tiles were sold on the night.

Work­ing in va­ri­ety of me­dia, this is Ni­cola’s sec­ond solo show at the Ark­low Visual Arts Gallery. She had filled the space with around 30 of her unique ce­ram­ics and tex­tiles. Ni­cola cre­ates her art un­der the guid­ance of art teacher Fiona O’Hara at Bal­lyraine and Sun­beam House. The pieces on dis­play in­cludes mag­nets, key rings, neck­laces, bowls and framed sam­ples of em­broi­dery.

Ni­cola cre­ates her em­broi­dery and ce­ramic de­signs with im­me­di­acy, draw­ing straight on to the fab­ric and clay. She then adds lay­ers of coloured stitches and glazes. Ni­cola’s de­signs have el­e­ments of the play­fully quaint and fan­ci­ful be­hav­iour, which are also ev­i­dent in the ti­tles se­lected for each piece.

The gallery thanked ev­ery­one who at­tended and sup­ported the event. The ex­hi­bi­tion of Ni­cola’s ce­ram­ics and tex­tiles will con­tinue at The Ark­low Visual Arts Gallery un­til Fri­day, Septem­ber 13. All are wel­come. For more in­for­ma­tion, email ark­lowvi­su­[email protected]

Sea View­ing on the hills.

Google Alien

Corn­flow­ers in a Gar­den.

Ce­ramic neck­lace

Hea­vans of Glory.

Rus­tic in a Glow.

Ce­ramic neck­lace.

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