Fundraising Art Exhibition and Sale | 23-27 June 2013

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Eye and Ear Hospital 'Art week' with an exhibition of works, talks on Irish Art and presentations on eye disease. In support of our vital research work in eye disease

The Research Foundation, Royal Victoria Eye & Ear Hospital held an Art Exhibition & Sale of paintings, drawings and sculpture to support vital research work in Eye & Ear disease.  This was a silent bid Auction and held from Sunday 23rd June – Thursday 27th June 2013 in the Education and Conference Centre of the Royal Victoria Eye & Ear Hospital

The Exhibition was directed by Dr Andra Bobart-Hone, Consultant Ophthalmologist whose Father-in-law is David Hone, PPHRA.  The Exhibition attracted over 40 national and international artists whose works included bronze and glass sculpture, stained glasswork, oil paintings, watercolours, prints and framed etchings.  The event raised much needed funds for the Research Foundation which will help to develop sight or hearing saving treatments through research

The Exhibition featured the works of leading Irish sculptors such as John Behan RHA, Leo Higgins, Patrick O’Reilly, Sonja Landweer, Maggie Madden, and Carolyn Mulholland, RHA.  The styles of sculpture showcased modern and abstract pieces using a host of mediums including bronze, glass and metal. Elaborate stained glass pieces were exhibited by George Walsh and Carmel Mooney.  Paintings included artworks by Vivienne Roche, RHA ‘Fovea Series II – Watercolours of the Eye’, David Hone ‘Fruit Study’ Oil, Carey Clarke ‘Pen & Ink Life Drawing of a female figure’, Karen Ryan ‘Betula Pubescens’ Indian Ink on paper, Tom Ryan ‘A Rose for Adelaide’ Oil, and Campbell Bruce ‘Headland’ Oil on canvas. Pamela Leonard’s collection depicts the texture of the waves, sea and landscape which is also evident in her most recent work. The event was a great success and over 50 pieces of artwork were sold in aid of blindness and deafness.


 

Exhibition Catalog | June 2013

  • Margo Banks "Teasing the Wind - Crow Series" 70X100cm oil and charcoal on paper €1200
  • John Behan, RHA "Golden Birds" Bronze unique 18" sculpture being made for this Auction - A surpise €1800
  • John Behan, RHA "Garden Birds" Garden sculpture on pedestal, 82" high x 29" €6950
  • John Behan, RHA "Cúchulainn on Horseback" Bronze 20" high x 18" €6500
  • John Behan, RHA "Famine - Mother & Children" Bronze 29" high x 21" €10500
  • John Behan, RHA "Hare" Bronze 13" high x 20" €6500
  • Pauline Bewick "Lovetalk" Pen & Ink line drawing 15.5"x11" €1750
  • Elizabeth Brophy "On the broken doll" Oil on hardboard 20 x 16" €1400
  • Campbell Bruce, HRHA "Headland" Oil on canvas 46 cm x 61cm €550
  • Carey Clarke, PPRHA Pen & Ink Life Drawing of a female figure 31 cm x 48 cm €500
  • Maurice Cockrill "We Three" II Oil on Canvas 16 x 20" €1250
  • Eamon Coleman "Early Light" Oil on Canvas €600
  • Elizabeth Cope "Secateurs with sweet potatoes" 76 x 60cm Oil on canvas €2500
  • Diana Copperwhite, ARHA Untitled in Yellow Elgin White Oil on canvas, 30 x 25cm €1500
  • John Coyle, RHA "Back of East Pier" Oil 55x60cm €1350
  • Stephen Comiskey "A negative view" Art Photography - X3 €200 (each)
  • David Crone, RHA "Trunks" Oil on canvas 2010 €700
  • Judy Carroll Deeley "Utilities" Oil on canvas 40x50cm €450
  • James English, RHA "Three Narcissus" Oil painting 20 x 25cm €650
  • Brian Gormley "Dublin Fragment" Acrylic on card 2008 €375
  • Leo Higgins "Bird & Tree" Bronze Edition 2/3, 12" high €925
  • Leo Higgins "Winter Tree" Bronze approx 12" high €1475
  • Romy Hogan Tulip Watercolour €130
  • David Hone, PPRHA "Fruit Study" Oil 10 x 8" - Framed by Liam Slattery €950
  • Geraldine Hone "Lough Carra, view from Moore Hall" Oil on board 280 x 190 cm €400
  • Phil Kelly "River Life" Oil on Panel 2004 €600
  • Sonja Landweer "Conker" Bronze sculpture €4000
  • Pamela Leonard “Bountiful Sea" - Framed etching €550
  • Pamela Leonard “Dream Walk" - Framed etching €550
  • Pamela Leonard “When the North wind blows" - Framed etching €550
  • Patrick Leonard, ARHA "Paddling at Skerries" Oil 15 x 12" €1200
  • Ann Lynch, New Art Studio "Shoreline" Oil on canvas 34 x 29cm framed size €450
  • Ann Lynch, New Art Studio "Shoreline 2" Oil on canvas 34 x 29cm framed size €450
  • Maggie Madden, New Art Studio web "Untitled Drawing" Multicore telephone wire, glue, black perspex, MDF 60 x 60 x 30cm €4695
  • Aidan McDermott, New Art Studio "Hidden glasses" Oil on canvas 30 x 30cm €450
  • Gerard McGourty "Cyclist" Oil on board 26 x 23 cm €400
  • Gerard McGourty "Flowerpickers" Limited edition geclee print (7/50) 70 x 68cm €485
  • Marie-Louise Martin "Memento II" Etching & embossing on fabriano paper (handmade etching) 22 x 14" €475
  • Brett McEntagart, RHA "Sunset Dun Laoghaire" watercolour 15 x 19 " €1100
  • Brett McEntagart, RHA "Cormorant Rock" - view towards Merrion from Seapoint Oil on panel 16 x 22" €1450
  • Carmel Mooney Artists proof Lithograph - "Firebirds" 70 x 50 cm floated framing €500
  • Carmel Mooney Volcanic series - 'At the foothills of Mount Etna, Sicily’ 36x36cm oil on canvas €1500
  • Carmel Mooney Caragh Bog in Co Kerry, 2008 60x70 cm Oil, Framed by Liam Slattery €6000
  • Carmel Mooney Lemon tree- Berengo Studio, Venezia Glass sculpture handcrafted in Murano, Venice 35x27cm (actual study is not blue glass but clear glass) POA
  • Carmel Mooney Cat goddess, Cormac's Chapel, Rock of Cashel 2008, Master glassmaker Silvano Glass sculpture handcrafted in Murano, Venice 54x20cm POA
  • Douglas Mooney "Shoe Cart" Framed Etching of a work in progress in Berlin, Germany June, July 2013 is an Eco project on 'Light and Movement' - an esoteric concept €400
  • Douglas Mooney "Plant Study" Stained glass work framed 7x7cm €295
  • Carolyn Mulholland, RHA "Lookout" Bronze edition 7/9 Cast by Lunts-Birmingham Height 39 cms Width 12 cms depth 6cms €1350
  • Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh "Untitled" Oil on canvas €950
  • Gwen O'Dowd "Spaces I" Carborundum Print 125 cm x 86cm €1475
  • Gwen O'Dowd "Spaces III" Carborundum Print 125 cm x 86cm €1475
  • Pat Ó Bréaretúin "Yellow Roses" Oil on Canvas, 8x10" €500
  • Patrick O'Reilly "Heading for the beach" Bronze Sculpture 32cm high 1/1 unique of a series - stamped & signed [Foundry stamp: Fonderie du Gour]/cite> €4800
  • Brian Ranalow, IMMA "Alghero Sardinia" Oil on board 16"x16" €1500
  • Vivienne Roche, RHA Fovea Series II watercolour of the "Eye" part of FOVEA Exhibiton Sligo 2012 €1450
  • Karen Ryan, New Art Studio "Betula Pubescens" Indian Ink on paper €895
  • Thomas Ryan, RHA "A Rose for Adelaide" Oil €1950
  • Anita Shelbourne, RHA "Land of Dreams" Medium Oil on canvas 36 x 46cm €895
  • Maeve Taylor "The Little Gardener" Print 14 x 10" €140
  • George Walsh "Spanish Heat" 7" stained glasswork €375
  • Niall Wright "Wicklow Bog" 30cm x 30cm Oil on canvas New Art Studio €495

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Margo Banks - "Teasing the Wind - Crow Series"

70X100cm oil and charcoal on paper

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Margo Banks - Artist's Statement

The role of drawing is fundamental to my work. These drawings of crows and animals are sometimes prefaces to paintings, and sometimes a relaxation from them. They are works in their own right.

They are witnesses to the changes in the landscape of Teeromoyle in South West Kerry – my mother’s place.

My mother died quite young but I was reared on her stories about her childhood in the mountains, so family and a sense of place haunts my work. My mother’s past is my past. Her parent’s house is long gone but the field where the house was remains unchanged and I have painted this field many times.

Painting the field sometimes makes me feel snug, warm and sheltered and other times exposed, vulnerable and turbulent. I remove layers of earth while adding layers of paint.

This is my subject matter, not the meaning of my paintings.

John Behan - "Garden Birds"

Garden sculpture on pedestal, 82" high x 29"

John Behan - "Cúchulainn on Horseback"

Bronze 20" high x 18"

John Behan - "Famine - Mother & Children"

Bronze 29" high x 21"

John Behan - "Hare"

Bronze 13" high x 20"

Pauline Bewick - "Lovetalk"

Pen & Ink line drawing 15.5"x11"

Elizabeth Brophy - "On the broken doll"

Oil on hardboard 20 x 16"

Campbell Bruce - "Headland"

Oil on canvas 46 cm x 61cm

Carey Clarke - "Pen & Ink Life Drawing of a female figure"

31 cm x 48 cm

Maurice Cockrill - "We Three" II

Oil on Canvas 16 x 20"

Eamon Coleman - "Early Light"

Oil on Canvas

Stephen Comiskey - "A negative view"

Art Photography

Diana Copperwhite, ARHA - Untitled in Yellow Elgin White

Oil on canvas, 30 x 25cm

David Crone RHA - "Trunks"

Oil on canvas 2010

Judy Carroll Deeley - "Utilities"

Oil

John Coyle - "Back of East Pier"

Oil on canvas 40x50cm

James English, RHA - "Three Narcissus"

Oil painting, 20 x 25cm

Brian Gormley - "Dublin Fragment"

Acrylic on card 2008

Leo Higgins - "Winter Tree"

Bronze approx 12" high

David Hone, PPRHA - "Fruit Study"

Oil 10 x 8" - Framed by Liam Slattery

Geraldine Hone "Lough Carra, view from Moore Hall"

Oil on board 280 x 190 cm

Romy Hogan "Tulip"

Watercolour

Phil Kelly - "River Life"

Oil on panel 2004

Sonja Landweer - "Conker"

Bronze sculpture

Pamela Leonard - "Bountiful Sea"

Framed etching

Pamela Leonard - "Dream Walk"

Framed etching

Pamela Leonard - "When the North wind blows"

Framed etching

Patrick Leonard, ARHA - "Paddlings at Skerries"

Oil 15 x 12"

Maggie Madden, - "Untitled Drawing"

Multicore telephone wire, glue, black perspex, MDF 60 x 60 x 30cm

Marie-Louise Martin - "Memento II"

Etching & embossing on fabriano paper (handmade etching) 22 x 14"

Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh - "Untitled"

Oil on canvas

Brett McEntaggart, RHA - "Cormorant Rock" - view towards Merrion from Seapoint

Oil on panel 16 x 22"

Brett McEntaggart, RHA - "Sunset Dun Laoghaire"

Watercolour 15 x 19"

Carmel Mooney - Caragh Bog in Co Kerry, 2008

60x70 cm Oil, Liam Slattery framing

Carmel Mooney - Cat goddess, Cormac's Chapel, Rock of Cashel 2008, Master glassmaker Silvano

Glass sculpture handcrafted in Murano, Venice 54x20cm

Carmel Mooney - Lemon Tree - Berengo Studio, Venezia

Glass sculpture handcrafted in Murano, Venice 35x27cm (actual study is not blue glass but clear glass)

Carmel Mooney - Lithograph - "Firebirds"

70X50 cm floated framing

Carmel Mooney - Volcanic series - "At the foothills of Mount Etna, Sicily"

36x36cm oil on canvas

Douglas Mooney - "Plant Study"

Stained glass work framed 7x7cm

Douglas Mooney - "Shoe Cart"

Framed Etching of a work in progress in Berlin, Germany June, July 2013 is an Eco project on 'Light and Movement' - an esoteric concept

Carolyn Mulholland, RHA - "Lookout"

Bronze edition 7/9 Cast by Lunts-Birmingham Width Height 39 cms Width 12 cms depth 6cms

Gwen O'Dowd - "Spaces I"

Carborundum Print 125 cm x 86cm

Gwen O'Dowd - "Spaces III"

Carborundum Print 125 cm x 86cm

Gwen O'Dowd - "Spaces III"

Carborundum Print 125 cm x 86cm

Pat Ó Bréaretúin "Yellow Roses"

Oil on Canvas, 8x10"

Patrick O'Reilly- "Heading for the beach"

Bronze Sculpture 32cm high

Brian Ranalow - Alghero Sardini

Oil on board 16"x16"

Vivienne Roche, RHA - Fovea Series II Watercolour

Watercolour of the "Eye" part of FOVEA Exhibiton Sligo 2012

Karen Ryan - Betula Pubescens

Indian Ink on paper

Anita Shelbourne, RHA - "Land of Dreams"

Medium Oil on canvas 36 x 46cm

Maeve Taylor - "The Little Gardener"

Print, 14" X 10"

George Walsh - "Spanish Heat"

7" stained glasswork

Gerard McGourty - "Cyclist"

Oil on board 26 x 23 cm

Gerard McGourty - "Flowerpickers"

Limited edition geclee print (7/50) 70 x 68cm

Niall Wright - "Wicklow Bog"

30cm x 30cm Oil on canvas

It is with great regret that we note the passing of Campbell Bruce since that time.
The Research Foundation, Royal Victoria Eye & Ear Hospital would like to thank all of the Artists as well as Dr. Rosemary Hone; John de Vere White, Aisling Toth& Rory Guthrie (of de Veres auction rooms); John Hill (Hillsboro Fine art Gallery), Leo Higgins (Cast Bronze Foundry, Dublin), Rémi Thomas (Fusio Web Development)  and Maeve Taylor (Artist) for all of their advice in addition to Tim Goodenough & staff (O'Briens Wine, Ranelagh); Lorna Rouse (O'Briens, Wine Donnybrook); Emma Jayne-Verner; Cathy King; Josephine Lavelle; Hilary Dempsey;  the staff of the hospital; the Research Foundation members and family and friends for their support and for making the Art Exhibition and Raffle such a success.