Johanna Nulty – Artist’s Talk

Tue 11th April
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Artist Johanna Nulty will deliver a talk on her practice and the artworks in her new exhibition ‘A Portrait of This Region’, at 7pm on Tuesday, 11 April. this event is free and open to all. Refreshments will be provided.

In this exhibition, 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 IT 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.