'Wood Land Walk

Exhibitions of work by 'Conleth Gent'


Conleth Gent Conleth Gent

 

From Monday 16th September – Sunday 29th September 2019

 

Opening Reception: Friday 20th September 7pm – 9pm


My love of wood and working with wood can be clearly seen in each of my one off unique pieces. I am concerned mainly with personal expression through the use of figurative elements and abstract forms. Mine is an individualistic approach communicating something of the character of the particular piece of wood and my interaction and relationship with it.

 

Currently living and working in Glencullen in the Dublin Mountains. My work is collected widely in Ireland and abroad and can be found in private collections as well as University College Dublin, University College Cork and Griffith College Dublin.

I am a founder member of Signal Art Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow. I exhibit widely up and down the country from Skibbereen to Derry and have also worked on, and led many, community arts projects including the Fitzgerald Park, Children’s Art Project, winner of the first prize for a children’s art project 2005.

 

My work has been presented to President Mary Robinson, Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and Environment Minister Dick Roche.
 
I have created a public sculpture for ESB to celebrate 100 years of electricity generation, a sculpture situated on Sandymount strand. I was winner of the CAST Foundry Award at Sculpture in Context 2008 and best sculpture award 2012 and the New Ireland Assurance award in 2016. A sculpture for Marlay Park was commissioned by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council in 2011. Galway Co. Council commissioned me to create a public art work for Ballinasloe. Per Cent for Art sculpture for Nenagh Hospital, Co. Tippereay and a series of sculptures for Hospice Harrolds Cross, Dublin.


Opening Reception: Friday 20th September 7pm – 9pm


All Welcome!