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Niall's art at SOFA Chicago 2017, Nov 2 - 5th

To say that I'm excited that a selection of my work will be appearing at SOFA Chicago, running from 2nd - 5th November, is probably an understatement. The Sol Gallery, Dawson St. will present the work of 6 Irish artists at this prestigious show. This is the biggest art event in north America dedicated to three-dimensional art and design and attracts over 35,000 visitors.

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Cracking Opening for Niall's 3rd Solo Show

Well that was a cracker …. a huge, huge thank you to everyone who made the opening on Friday 20th Oct opening so wonderful …!! Despite the bad weather we had a really great crowd & the buzz was just fabulous. I’m really thrilled with how the opening went and if you want to catch the show it runs for 2 weeks at Sol Art Gallery on Dawson St. until 3rd Nov. 

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Save the Date: Niall's 3rd Solo Exhibition opens Friday 20th October 2017

After a very exciting  2 - 3 year period where my art has featured in places such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Stockholm, London a number of times and twice in New York City, I'm really thrilled that the Sol Gallery, Dawson St., Dublin will be putting on a Solo Exhibition of my latest work. The show will open with a reception on Friday, 20th October 2017 at 6pm.

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Enjoying colour in Hampstead in May

I am delighted that the Sol Gallery will be showcasing my art at the London AAF, Hampstead, opening with a Private View on Wednesday 10th May and running from 11 - 14th May. I really love the locality, walking up to the venue and the atmosphere at the Hampstead AAF. I'm also delighted to have access to some complimentary Private View tickets and some special offer tickets for the main sessions. 

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INCOGNITO - Art for €50 and all for Jack & Jill Foundation

I am thrilled and honoured to have two paintings in the mix for this years Jack & Jill Children's Foundation Art fundraising event. And this year the idea is quite different ... 1500 miniature pieces of artwork (postcard size), will be displayed for sale in the Solomon Gallery in Dublin (beside the Westbury Hotel) from Friday 21st April to Tuesday 25th April, and each one is available for €50 on a first come first served basis ...!! And the twist is ... 

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A huge Thank You to the Big Apple ...!!

Well, for the second time in 6 months ...that was just brilliant ....!!! It really was so exciting having my art on show again in NYC with the Sol Gallery at the spring edition of the Affordable Art Fair. It will go down as another great week and I'm thrilled with the reaction to my work, featuring patterns from historical Irish wallpapers and a new tall vertical format that I've introduced.

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2nd show for Niall's art in New York ..!

I'm delighted that the Sol Gallery will, for a second time, be showing my latest work in this great city. The Sol Art Gallery, Dublin, will be showing my art alongside with 6 wonderful artists, at the Affordable Art Fair NYC at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th St. 

It opens with a Private View next Wednesday evening 29th March and runs until Sunday 2nd April.

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New Collection - inspired by historical Irish Wallpapers: Part 1

For the last number of months I’ve been working on the idea of incorporating patterns from historical Irish wallpapers, dating from the 1700’s and 1800’s, into my work. I have really enjoyed researching and learning about the wonderful work that artisans in Ireland were creating and producing here in Ireland between 200 - 300 years ago.  My latest work juxtapositions my modern, abstract, colour soaked squares with handpainted subtle patterns that echo historical and rich wallpapers that adourned the walls of select houses in Ireland two and three centuries ago. 

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Looking forward to a cracking 2017 ...!!

Thanks a mill for all the support and helping to make 2016 a really special. There were many highlights and I was thrilled with the new work I created during the year. I'm really looking forward to 2017 and there are a number of shows pencilled in for different times during the year.

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Niall's art at Dublin's Art Source and the Edinburgh Art Fair

I was delighted that some of my new work was on show in Dublin and Edinburgh during November.

The Sol Gallery had my work on show at Art Source in the RDS and the following weekend the Chimera Gallery in Mullingar were showing a great selection of art at the Edinburgh Art Fair.

 

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