Mayo Day is a day dedicated to the celebration of the arts and culture, vibrant communities, and unquenchable spirit of county Mayo. This year an incredible new flagship event Made of Mayo will take place in the beautifully situated Ballinrobe Racecourse, which will be transformed into a hive of Mayo Day celebration and artistic wonderment.
A key component of the Made of Mayo event will be the Mayo Artists’ Exhibition. An artistic event that will showcase the most interesting captivating and diverse artworks by Mayo artists and artists inspired by their time in county Mayo. The closing date for submissions took place on April 11th and Mayo County Council’s Arts Department are delighted to announce:
“There has been a hugely positive response to the Made of Mayo 2018 Artist Exhibition. The work submitted is varied and of high quality across all mediums. Patrick T. Murphy RHA director has selected a body of work for the exhibition with consideration to the diversity and character of the work and the space where It will be exhibited. This show at the Ballinrobe Racecourse promises to be an intriguing and beautiful show of artworks, that are made of Mayo.”
Patrick T. Murphy was approached to be the selector of the exhibition due to his incredible experience in the arts in Ireland and during his career to date he lived in County Mayo for many years. He was formerly the Director of the Douglas Hyde Gallery, the Director of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, and since 1999 he has taken up the Directorship at the Royal Hibernian Academy. He has worked on many exhibitions and projects with artists such as, Bill Viola, Charles Tyrrell, Marlene Dumas, Anslem Kiefer, Barrie Cooke and Dorothy Cross.
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