The Molesworth Gallery
 

Joe Dunne RHA

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Winter tree I ~ egg /oil tempera on gesso panel~ 122 x 122 cm

 

 

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Marlay after the festival I ~ watercolour ~ 28 x 38 cm

 

 

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Facade study I ~ egg/oil tempera on paper mounted on board ~ 29 x 38 cm

 

 

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Summer street ~ egg/oil tempera on paper mounted on board ~ 57 x 76 cm

 

 

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Surf and shadow at Dún Briste ~ egg/oil tempera on paper mounted on board ~ 41.5 x 62.5 cm

 

 

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Winter facade III ~ egg/oil tempera on paper mounted on board ~ 36.5 x 50.5 cm

 

 

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October beyone the city ~ tempera and watercolour ~ 28 x 38 cm

 

 

Bruach

June 14 - July 11th, 2017

 

__Bruach, meaning border or brink in Irish, is an exhibition of landscape paintings bringing together responses to two largely peripheral locations in Ireland. As a fellow of the Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Joe Dunne has drawn inspiration from the coastline of North Mayo on numerous residencies there. In another favoured fringe locality, he has explored the environs of his suburban home, near the Dublin foothills, which have stimulated a variety of approaches and works over many years. Bruach could perhaps also describe the interstice between his representational and abstracted works.
__Joe Dunne was born in Dublin in 1957 and graduated from the National College of Art and Design in 1978. He works within the traditional genres of still life, landscape and portrait painting with frequent forays into more stylised or abstract pieces. He is equally accomplished in watercolours, oils and his preferred medium of egg tempera, and has also successfully explored print making. His paintings have won prizes at the Arnotts National Portrait Awards and the Keating McLaughlin Medal, for a group portrait, at the RHA Annual in 2006. He was awarded 1st prize in the inaugural Davy Portrait Awards in 2008.
__Commissions for the Office of Public Works include his portraits of former Taoiseach Eamon de Valera and of President Mary McAleese. His work is included in the collections of AXA Insurance Ltd., The Royal Dublin Society, The Office of Public Works, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, The National University of Ireland at Maynooth, Ballinglen Art Foundation Archive and The National Self-Portrait Collection.
__He is a member of the Royal Hibernian Academy and was Principal of the RHA School of Drawing from 2011-2014. 

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