Opening: Thursday March 5th at 6 pm.
Featuring Artists Conor Gallagher, Brian McDonagh & John O’Connor
The early summers of WB Yeats’ life was spent in County Sligo. Memories of those times informed his poetry throughout his life.
As part of the Yeats 2015 celebrations, Hamilton Gallery invited three artists to explore the same idea of memory and the Sligo landscape, but from three differing life perspectives. Conor Gallagher is an artist born and raised in Sligo but currently lives in Dublin. Brian MacDonagh was raised in Dublin but moved to Sligo as a young man to Study fine art at Sligo IT and has lived here since. John O’Connor, most like Yeats, grew up in Dublin but spent his summer holidays in Sligo.
The resulting exhibition is informed in the first instance by the distinct voice of each artist. But it is also an intriguing diffracted response to the subject Sligo landscape, which flows from the differing entry point each artist has had into Sligo as a backdrop to their lives and imaginations.
Open 10am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday.
See more about the WB Yeats Landscape Exhibition from the Hamilton Gallery.
Image Caption: South from Benwiskin by Conor Gallagher