Coming soon to Signal Arts Centre
Signal Arts Centre host roughly 25 exhibitions a year. We are able to achieve such high standards in our exhibiting through tried and tested methods for hanging and installing with over 20 years experience passed down to our staff who as artist themselves understand the needs of each artist or group who are exhibiting. We pride ourselves on trying to support each artist or group in anyway we can while they show their work. This is why we feel this page is so important to let the art world know when the artist or group are exhibiting at Signal. Here we have randomly selected some exhibitions coming soon to Signal.
Exhibition of Encaustic & Mixed Media Works by Isobelle Gaborit.
Monday 24th April – Sunday 7th May 2017
Signal Arts Centre is delighted to be exhibiting encaustic and mixed media pieces by the artist Isobelle Gaborit.
Isabelle is a contemporary artist, though her preferred medium of encaustic is ancient. In her studio located on the scenic shores of Lough Derg, she has rekindled the ancient painting process of Encaustics, an immediate and tactile painting method using molten pigmented beeswax. Her creative process involves the application of semi-transparent layers of wax, paint, photography and pigment, striving to create depth and translucency without compromising the spirit of the medium or subject matter. The physical process of encaustic painting echoes the alchemist’s repertoire of metamorphosis of all matter and the process of manipulating mediums; the subject matter emerging in its true light, via the transmutation of base materials, transformed through Fire and heat. During this alchemical process, matter shifts and transforms, resisting fixity, manifesting in between the boundaries of the intangible and the figurative, opening doors to a world both sensual and contemplative.
‘In this body of work, I was compelled to explore the primal theme of Light embedded in our connection to watery depths and fiery furnaces. I strive to conjure up a sense of mystery in my works, in order to ignite the imagination of the viewer while I reflect on the aesthetic power of light enhanced through layers of translucent beeswax. Beeswax has been used since ancient times to preserve, protect and seal. The encaustic layering process allows the capturing of the dynamics of flow, light and imagery emerging in unexpected ways, luring the viewer to dive in ghostly pools and through fiery gateways .’
Exhibition of works by Michael Connaughton.
Monday 28th August – Sunday 10th September 2017
Guest Speaker: Maeve Murran, Aura Soma and Sanctuary Garristown, Co Dublin
Signal Arts Centre is delighted to be exhibiting works by the artist Michael Connaughton.
Since 1977, at the launch of my first exhibition in the Arcade Gallery in Totnes, Devon following on with group and solo shows in Dudley, R.S.B.A. Birmingham, The Chamber Rooms in Stroud, Gloucestershire, Liberty’s and the Mall Galleries in London, Twelve years of moving, hitching and sharing the last of the sixties I came home quite adulterated and started afresh. I joined the Howth Poetry Workshop, set up Voicefree, a venue for poets and writers, and got into the college of marketing and design in for a diploma which came with an exhibition/diploma in 1985.