‘Lost & Found’ is the title and theme of the exhibition, organised by Yvonne Kennedy. The artists were given the freedom to interpret the theme and develop work for submission. Those involved are from different parts of the country, some work in supported studios, others work alone. All of these artists have exhibited before, in an exhibition titled ‘BEYOND; Irish Outsider Art’ which was curated by Brent Pope and co-ordinated by Christine Thornton in 2015.
Ailbhe Barrett, Alan Tarpey, Andrew Murphy, Andrew Pike, Angela Burchill, Anne Crowe, Bríd Heffernan, Declan Byrne, Eileen Mulrooney, Eoghan O’Driscoll, Fergus Fitzgerald, Frankie Burton, Jack Foskin, James Whelan, Jason Turner, Marie Holohan, Mary Cody, Michelle Dalton, Paul Maguire, Siobhán Kelly, Stephen Murray and Thomas Martin.
The artists exhibiting are from different parts of the country and the group is comprised of painters, illustrators, textile work and some sculptures. It is very exciting that this group can come together and exhibit again. It will be a great opportunity for them to meet again in Dublin and hopefully this is something that can develop into a yearly event.
Yvonne Kennedy is an illustrator and designer, who has also in recent years completed a degree in psychotherapy, her final thesis focused on Schizophrenia. Yvonne has a passion for art and a particular interest in art as a form of communication, where words can’t be voiced.