“ A Project In Two Parts”
The Arthouse Gallery, Stradbally, Co Laois are delighted to host an exhibition of paintings entitled “A Project in Two Parts”, by Martina O’Brien. Opening on Friday 11th January 2013 the exhibition will run until Friday 8th February.
Born in England and brought up in Co. Kildare, upon finishing school Martina went on the study fine art and mixed media in Ballyfermot College of Further Education and then partook in Core Studies in NCAD. Whilst in NCAD she found that her interest in the technical side of Photography could not be furthered there so she continued her studies in Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design in Commercial Photography where she was awarded a distinction on completion. After working in the field of Photography for several years, she returned to her first love – art making and since then has exhibited extensively both in Ireland and Internationally including New York[2008 and 2009], Beijing and London. She is currently enrolled on a MA in Visual Arts Practice MAVIS at IADT, a two year post graduate degree course, which is due to be completed in 2013.
Martina O’Brien’s work is held in many National and International collections. Some Irish collections include An Bord Altranais, OPW – Templemore Training Centre, Leitrim National School, KN Energy ltd, Dublin and Hartnett Photography, Dublin.
For further information please contact: Vernon Mc Nicholas, Arts Co-ordinator and Administrator, The Arthouse and Library, Stradbally, Co. Laois. 05786 41740 or e-mail email@example.com