'Teallach Jim Morrison 1954 – 2017: A Retrospective

Exhibitions of work by the collective 'Jim Morrison'

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From Monday 10th June – Sunday 23rd June 2019


Opening Reception: Friday 14th June 2019 7pm – 9pm

Jim Morrison, a native of Co. Kildare, graduated with a BA Fine Art in Painting from NCAD in 1983. He exhibited in the RHA and in various shows in Dublin, Wicklow, Kildare and elsewhere. His work is in the collection of Kildare County Council as well as private collectors.

This selection of his work has been put together with the kind permission of his collectors and family and it is the first time that they have been shown together.

Jim had a meticulous realist style which took in themes from portraiture to the military. His attention to detail reflects his interest in the structures both of and by the society we live in. He was fascinated by the inner workings of the human mind and this can be seen in the portrait work where the sitter often seems remote from the viewer, concerned with their own moment in time.

Discovering the artist’s works has been a journey in itself.  Just finding the owners and locations of Jim's drawings and paintings revealed an intriguing story of personal interconnections and how an artist’s works continue to reverberate as they become part of the weave and weft of the everyday. The Irish word “Teallach" used for the title of the exhibition means hearth and also reflects the cooperative effort of the “meitheal" of friends and family who planned the show.

Jim Morrison lived in Bray from 1988 and was a founder and board member of Signal Arts Centre and it is fitting that this exhibition of Jim’s work is being held in Signal.

Fáilte roimh cách.

Opening Reception: Friday 14th June 2019 7pm – 9pm

All Welcome!