Tony Gunning | Liffey Portraits: From Source to Sea
Monday 28th September – Sunday 11th October
Bray artist, Tony Gunning, presents ‘Liffey Portraits: From Source to Sea’, an exhibition of paintings that celebrate a river that has been in his blood since birth.
The Liffey travels through three counties, Wicklow, Kildare and Dublin on its eighty-mile journey to the sea. Tony currently lives in County Wicklow but has also lived in Kildare and Dublin in close proximity to the river and worked in an office overlooking it for twenty-five years.
The locations portrayed reflect the artists personal connection with the river but will have resonances with anyone who has ever come in contact with it.
Tony has been a professional artist for twenty years with fourteen solo shows to his credit. He has also exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, the Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin and the Royal Ulster Academy in Belfast amongst others. He won the curators award at EV+A in 2007 and won the Bank of Ireland Emerging Artist Award in the same year. His work is in many public and private collections including the Waterford Municipal Collection and the Bank of Ireland Collection.