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Custom House Studios are pleased to host an exhibition  of paintings   time out of mind  by    Maureen O’Connor   Custom House Studios Gallery, The Quay, Westport, Co. Mayo. Thursday July 12th, at 7.30pm. Exhibition runs until - 12th August 2018.


Artist in-conversation with Julia Dubsky Wednesday 25th July 2018 2.00pm.


Julia Dubsky (b. 1990) is a Dublin based artist. She graduated from the National College of Art and Design in 2016, with a commended 1st in the joint course Fine Art and Visual Culture BA; and she received the Temple Bar Gallery and Studios Recent Graduate Residency Award from 04.2017 - 05.2018. In October 2018, Dubsky will begin a mentorship in the class of Jutta Koether, in Germany. Recent exhibitions and public speaking include: Island Life group show at Kevin Kavanagh Gallery (2018); Salon of Good Time solo residency show in Temple Bar Gallery + Studios (2018); Basic Space Artist Talk, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane (2018); Peripheries Open at Gorey School of Art, curated by Paul Carter, James Merrigan and Emma Roche (2018); Vera Dian studio show in TBG+S (2017); In-conversation with James Merrigan TBG+S (2017); Nod To Shake, three-person show at The Darkroom (2016); FREMDgroup show at Grassi Museum Leipzig (2016); Permanent Lake two-person show in NCAD (2016).


Maureen O’Connor’s painting methods employ an instinctive technical engagement with disorder, to concede to perceptual strangeness that destabilises the normal. She blends the abstract and the actual, in oblique visual arrangements, towards a summation of intense feeling, where the outside world falls away. When the image comes close to not being, or when it’s about to take form, or about to disappear, she recognises potential to make a visual impression of personal sensation.


Bio: Born Tipperary, Ireland, Maureen O’Connor studied at the Limerick School of Art and Design, Academie van Beeldende Kunsten, Rotterdam and the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, graduating with a DipFA (with Distinction) and an MA Fine Art. She is a Lecturer in Fine Art at the CIT Crawford College of Art and Design.


Selected Exhibitions: AIB Open Submission (Special Commendation) VISUAL 2015, The Carny FLOOD, Dublin 2014, stop start go back  Ballina Arts Centre 2013, COE ’12, Crawford Centenary, Wandesford Quay Gallery 2012, Interloper nag 2011, Constellations Eigse Carlow Festival VISUAL 2011, The Way Things Are Petit Port/PP44, Leiden 2010,  considered as true…COE ‘09, Temperamental  Solstice Arts Centre 2008, Tulca 08 Artist in Residence Installation, Athenry Castle, We Must Follow the Circle Triskel Arts Centre 2007.