She has exhibited in numerous National and International exhibitions and he work has been collected by a number of private and public collections including the OPW. Emma was also the recipient of the 2021 Arts Council Agility award. O’Hara’s most recent Solo exhibition “One who walks the clouds” took place in Hang Tough Contemporary in August 2021.
Hannah Lloyd is originally from the UK but has been based in Dublin since 2014. A self-taught artist and illustrator, Hannah’s work focuses on still life with recurring motifs of cats, plants, flowers, pottery, and interiors. Her recent paintings have been of arranged flowers, exploring how they represent an attempt to capture life and fix it in place for a time so we can admire it, even though we know the flowers won’t last long. In that way, flowers represent how we sometimes choose experience pleasure and seek beauty even in the face of death.
Hannah works in oils, acrylic, collage, and watercolour, and her media and methods are heavily influenced by the fact that she balances her practice with a young family and a career outside of her art.
Peter runs a private tattoo studio based in North city Dublin where he also manages his online print store, you can find his illustration work on instagram at @pete.ey, and his tattoo work on @peat.eater.
Carl is a painter whose work portrays daily life and memories of life in Dublin’s suburbs. Carl’s work, though sometimes dark, carries a strikingly familiar, almost comforting tone for those who grew up on the outskirts of the capital.
While much of Irish contemporary art bears a feeling of escapism, Carl is not afraid to explore real everyday life in his work, which lends it it’s unique tone and captivating subject matter.
HANNAH NÍ MHAONAIGH
Hannah Ní Mhaonaigh is a Dublin based artist. In her practice, Ní Mhaonaigh creates expanded paintings by using oil & acrylic paint on various mediums including linen, chipboard shapes, found mahogany door frames and architectural wooden panels. This painting process involves removing, sanding back and building up layers of paint repeatedly to create abstract artworks that sit somewhere between painting and sculpture. Her playful use of materials enable colour, shape and texture to be the primary driver in her work. Her repetitive practice of overpainting/paring back leads to an intangible honesty and energy in the successful paintings. The ones that managed to make-it.
Her most recent shows include: Forum Atelier Now, Dublin, Summer Show, Grove Collective, London and will also has upcoming Solo Show in Garter Lane, Waterford next month along with work being exhibited in the RHA annual, Dublin 2021.
His images contain moments of harmony within conflicting compositional elements. He fuses new and old styles in his work and plays with layers of film and digital photography and printing.
You can find out more at www.instagram.com/emclur