'Two Minds, One Voice'

An Exhibition by Alan Boyle and Grainne Watts
Grainne Watts's image Grainne Watts's image Alan Boyle's image

From Tuesday 23rd October to Sunday 4th November 2007

Signal Arts Society is pleased to present 'Two Minds, One Voice', an exhibition of new work by artists Alan Boyle and Grainne Watts.

Alan Boyle qualified as a graphic designer from the College of Marketing and Design in Dublin in 1986 and is currently working towards a Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling. After working in advertising for many years he began studying ceramics, which led him to focus his creative talents on his own unique ceramic art.

Alan has previously exhibited his work several times at the Wexford Opera Festival, the most recent being in Art Upstairs at 89 Main St. He will be exhibiting at Art Ireland in the RDS from November 16th-18th and in Ashtown Visitors Centre, Phoenix Park from 1st-30th September. Alan's work combines his graphic design background with influences from ancient art and the Irish landscapes along with influences from Japan. His work is constantly evolving as he experiments with new techniques.

Grainne Watts is a ceramic artist living in Newcastle Co. Wicklow. She graduated from NCAD in 1982 whereupon she began an apprenticeship with Geoffrey Healy Pottery in Wicklow. Grainne taught for some time at the VEC in Stillorgan, Co. Dublin. A lifetime of holidays on the Connemara coastline has provided Grainne with numerous 'found' treasures including wood, metal and bone in various states of decay. The visual and tactile marks of erosion and time are elements Grainne tries to capture in the decorative techniques she has been developing.

Grainne has exhibited in many shows over the years, including the Mermaid Arts Centre in Bray, The Tramyard Gallery in Dalkey, New Jury Hotel in Boston and the RDS Craft Fair in Dublin.

Opening Reception: Thursday 25th October 7-9pm