Laois Arthouse Gallery presents ‘Moving On’ – An Exhibition of Ceramics from 4pm-8pm – Artist Monica O’Meara will exhibit a selection of her abstract ceramic works both wall and plinth mounted. Meet the artist Monica O’ Meara in the Arthouse, Stradbally on Culture Night 2021. “I feel deeply connected to untamed landscapes prevalent in the Irish uplands and coast – the physical marks, exposed rocks, cracks and folds, contrasting colours and textures that evidence their creation. My work explores geology and the concept of time, investigating the notion of capturing and accelerating unfathomable time through ceramic processes. Ceramic construction methods and materials echo the brute natural forces intrinsic to the formation of geological strata and their subsequent breakdown and exposure through erosion – crushing, crashing, scorching, rupturing and shattering. My approach of using layers to emphasise on a micro level to convey what is evident in the natural world on a macro level has resonances with the passing of time in the life of humankind. ‘Moving On’ explores our responses to both time and nature in the rapidly changing times we presently find ourselves.” Join Monica at ‘Moving On’ for informal conversations on the day.