01/10/2014 Minister Joe McHugh opens ‘Land of Plenty’ exhibition at Origin Gallery
Wednesday, October 1st 2014 – Joe McHugh T.D., Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs this evening opened the “Land of Plenty” exhibition of paintings at Origin Gallery.
“Land of Plenty” presents the new generation of 21st century landscape artists including Neal Greig, Susan Morley and Ross Stewart. To coincide with the exhibition at Origin Gallery, which is associated with the Cill Rialaig Artists Retreat, an Art Trail has been devised in which paintings by Cill Rialaig artists will be displayed in the lobbies of The Merrion, The Shelbourne, The Morrison, The Marker, The Westbury, The Westin, and the Fitzwilliam hotels.
The Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has provided capital funding of €612,500 since 2003 to the Cill Rialaig Artist Retreat and it also receives funding from The Arts Council.
Speaking ahead of the event, Minister McHugh commented:
“It is always a pleasure to visit the Origin Gallery. There is something intensely personal about landscape painting that makes it a stand out art form. This exhibition, with its magnificent and diverse array of artistic output, reflects the skills and vision of all seven artists and indeed celebrates their uniqueness. I encourage all who can to come and visit over the next month.”
The exhibition will continue at Origin Gallery until October 28th