Siamsa Tíre

Niall Naessens exhibition opens Friday 5th October

Niall Naessens exhibition opens Friday 5th October

Kerry based artist Niall Naessens brings Turner inspired National Gallery exhibition to Siamsa Tíre

Following inclusion in the annual exhibition of Turner watercolours in the National Gallery of Ireland earlier this year, Irish printmaker, Niall Naessens brings his ‘Good Morning Mister Turner’ exhibition to the Siamsa Tíre Galleries. The exhibition will be officially opened on Friday 5th October at 6pm by Anne Hodge (Curator of Prints and Drawings, National Gallery of Ireland) - all are welcome to attend.  The exhibition will include a series of etchings and drawings by Naessens constituting a meditation on landscape, inspired by the work of J.M.W. Turner.  The exhibition is open to the public from 1st October to 30th November 2018.

Based in Brandon in Kerry, Naessens has long been interested in the work of the great nineteenth-century artist Turner. Responding to the Gallery’s collection of Turner watercolours, Naessens acknowledges the unavoidable influence that the artist exerts over the field of landscape today.  He approaches Turner’s work obliquely, not as images to be imitated or even interpreted, but as a means of looking at the landscape.

‘Good Morning Mister Turner’ - Niall Naessens opens in the Round Gallery, Siamsa Tíre Friday from 1st to 31st January 2018. Admission is free. The exhibition is kindly supported by Sarasin & Partners.

An accompanying illustrated catalogue is edited by Anne Hodge, with essays by Luke Naessens, Anne Hodge and Niall Naessens available for sale at the Box Office. There are also a series of public events to coincide with this exhibition with details to follow, as well as education sessions for local schools. 

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