Dots, Spots, Circles, Lines & Squares – Exhibition Launch by Patricia Kelly
You are invited to the Launch of Patricia Kelly's latest exhibition on Thursday 9th June at 7pm.
From Co. Fermanagh, Patricia Kelly obtained a B.A. Honors in Fine Craft Design at University of Ulster, specializing in embroidered textiles. She was awarded this solo exhibition as second prizewinner in the ‘Art in Your Pocket: 6” x 4”’ Exhibition in Strule Arts Centre December 2021.
She has always been inspired by the changing colour, light and texture of the rugged landscape and skies in the west of Ireland. Growing up on a farm, she was involved in the landscape in a very physical and tactile way, making hay and stacking turf. She attributes this experience to the very earthy, textural and repetitive quality of the work she produces today.
Patricia constantly pushes her work in new directions, exploring images through drawing and paint, but finally realising her outcomes through the medium of textile, employing the use of free motion embroidery techniques. Patricia’s work has become much more abstract in recent times with a greater focus on the use of the stitched line. The repetitive use of shape and mark has become an increasingly important aspect of Patricia’s work imbuing a meditative and ethereal quality.
Patricia will talk about her work at 11am Wed 8 June, Strule Gallery. All welcome.
Exhibition on Display from Friday 10th June to Saturday 2nd July from 9.30 am -5pm
Monday – Saturday
Admission is free.