‘A Portrait of This Region’ by artist Johanna Nulty

Sat 8th April - Sat 29th April
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

The first solo exhibition by talented emerging artist Johanna Nulty opens at Townhall Cavan Arts Space on Saturday, 8 April 2017.

In this exhibition, entitled ‘A Portrait of this Region’, Nulty presents a series of sculptural assemblages made from assorted items collected from people in her hometown of Cavan. Each artwork is titled with a local Cavan surname.

Taking objects as signifiers of how we live, Nulty explores the potential of these objects together to form ‘Multiple personas’. “By reconfiguring household goods into abstract or figurative forms, I liberate them from being functional objects and allow them to develop new identities in unfamiliar settings,” she explains.

A recent graduate of I.T. Sligo, Johanna was a successful recipient of the Bullock Lane Residency at Townhall Cavan Arts Space in 2016. Speaking about her time on the residency, she said “I am very appreciative I got this opportunity when just finishing my BA Honours Degree in Fine Art and before commencing my Master’s Studies.  Townhall is a magnificent art space. Everyone is really welcoming and very supportive.”

Johanna Nulty will exhibit ‘A Portrait of the Region’ at Townhall Cavan for three weeks in April 2017 with an opening event on Saturday, 8 April.  She has selected artist Sally O’Dowd as mentor and curator for this show.

The exhibition will be opened by leading Irish visual artist Aideen Barry at 7pm on Saturday, 8 April and is free to visit.

For more insight into the exhibition, artist Johanna Nulty will deliver a talk on her practice and the artworks on show. Taking place at 7pm on Tuesday evening, 11 April, this event is free and open to all. Refreshments will be provided.

Community and School groups are invited to visit the exhibition and to meet the artist on 26, 27 and 28 April. For bookings, contact Johanna Nulty, johannanulty@hotmail.com.

Bullock Lane Residency is an initiative of Cavan County Council arts office and supported by the Arts Council of Ireland.


Further Information:


Exhibition dates: Saturday, 8 April  until Saturday, 29 April 2017

Location: Townhall Cavan Arts Space, Townhall Street, Cavan, Ireland

Gallery opening hours: Wednesday to Saturday 11am – 5pm

Contact venue: townhallcavan@gmail.com


Facebook: @JohannaNulty.artist

Cavan Arts Bullock Lane Johanna Nulty Residency: www.cavanarts.ie