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Felicity Clear & Helen Hughes create new work for dlr LexIcon exhibition

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Date 
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Location 
Dun Laoghaire
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Amongst Other Things is an exhibition of new artworks by Felicity Clear and Helen Hughes, curated by Brenda McParland, and marks their first collaboration. The exhibition opens in the Municipal Gallery, dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire on 30th January and runs until 2nd March. 

An Cathaoirleach of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Councillor Barry Saul, welcomed the exhibition saying, “Both Felicity Clear and Helen Hughes are important mid-career artists from Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown who received their MA in Visual Arts Practice from IADT in 2007. They have exhibited their work in solo and group exhibitions in Ireland and internationally and we are delighted to show their work in the Municipal Gallery, dlr LexIcon”.  Both artists are interested in urban space and architecture, drawing on the modern architecture of dlr Lexicon and the urban environment of Dún Laoghaire as inspiration. They are both interested in re-looking at the familiar as a way of revealing and re-examining aspects of the world around us.

The Learning Programme associated with Amongst Other Things includes lots of free workshops, tours, a talk and a special film screening.  There is a ‘How to Crochet’ workshop open to all ages with artist and crochet maker Gemma Gore and a workshop for 7-10 year olds with Felicity Clear and Helen Hughes where children will have fun making temporary sculptures. There is also a tour of the exhibition with the curator Brenda McParland and a special film screening of ‘Talking to My father’ about the celebrated architect Robin Walker. For booking go to www.eventbrite.ie and search for Amongst Other Things. For more information email artbookings@dlrcoco.ie

This exhibition is part of the annual Municipal Gallery programme organised by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Arts Office.

For further information or images please email Máire Davey mdavey@dlrcoco.ie or Ciara King cking@dlrcoco.ie   / W: www.dlrcoco.ie/arts

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