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Amanda Coogan Performance 24-25Nov

Openings Thursday 24th November 2016 - Amanda Coogan - Maggie Madden

24th November 2016 - 29th January 2017
Limerick City Gallery of Art

Official Opening on Thursday 24th November 2016

by Patrick t. Murphy, Director RHA    6-8pm 

is delighted to present new exhibitions by two exciting artists – Amanda Coogan and Maggie Madden

running until 29th January 2017

 Amanda Coogan						
Amanda Coogan I'll sing you a song from around the town

I’ll sing you a song from around the town is a manifestation of Coogan’s, highly acclaimed exhibition at the RHA in 2015.  Amanda Coogan is one of the most exciting contemporary visual artists whose practice revolves around Performance Art.  Her expertise lies in her ability to condense an idea to its very essence and communicate it through her body.

Amanda Coogan has been the recipient of the AIB’s Art prize in 2004. She has performed and exhibited her work extensively including the Venice Biennale, Liverpool Biennial, IMMA, Dublin, RHA, Dublin and Uilinn, West Cork.  Coogan is represented by the Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin.

“Coogan, whose work usually entails ritual, endurance and cultural iconography, is the leading practitioner of performance in the country.”  - The Irish Times, 2010

Amanda will present a series of durational performances in the LCGA during the exhibition.

The performances will be held on Thursday 24th November 6-8pm and Friday 25th November 12 noon- 4.00pm.

Further performances will take place in January 2017 – contact LCGA for information.  Admission Free.


Published jointly by RHA, Dublin, Uilinn, West Cork Arts Centre and LCGA, the publication, “I’ll sing you a song from around the town” accompanies the exhibition and is available in the gallery reception.  Price €15


Maggie Madden		
Maggie Madden somewhere in the middle

Madden likes to work with found materials.  Her use of discarded telephone cable, and more recently fibre-optic cable, offer a palette of colour and opportunity for imaginative associations.

 “Maggie Madden’s progeny are slight, delicate, formal and whispering and it is in the latter quality that they capture our attention and reverse their audibility to a scream of associations both poignant and relevant”  Patrick T Murphy

Born in Connemara, and living in Dublin, Madden’s most recent solo exhibition was hardly audible, at mother’s tankstation, Dublin 2016.  She has participated in group shows including Future Anthologies, RHA 2015 and Tulca, Galway, 2015.  She has been the recipient of awards and residencies and recently completed a one year Project Studio at Temple Bar Gallery+ Studios.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a brochure with texts by Sarah Baume and Patrick T. Murphy


Both exhibitions continue until 29th January 2017

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