Wednesday, March 25, 2015


An Exhibition of Works from Cavan County Council's Art Collection

Dates:  24th March - 18th April

Cootehill Library is delighted to be hosting "Reveal" an exhibition of painting, prints and sculpture from Cavan County Council's Art Collection.  The pieces on show are from an ever expanding collection that Cavan County Council has taken great pride in collecting over the years.  This collection of contemporary art is important in supporting artists who live and work both in Cavan and beyond and also provides enjoyment for the people of Cavan.

The artists featured in ‘Reveal’ include Marilyn Gaffney, Clarie Halpin, Maria Bagnoli, Stuart Patrick, Catherine Kelly, Aoife Geary, Jane McCormick, Roisin Duffy, Aideen Barry and Charles Lamb. The painting ‘Blues’ by Rikki Van Den Berg also features in the exhibition.  Born in Holland, Rikki has spent much of her life in Ireland and has embarked on a personal journey in search of place and identity. Her work reflects a deep sense of vulnerability and an abstracted view of belonging. She is involved in the performing arts and has worked with Cavan Youth Theatre as a director. Another artist featured is Paul Burns from Shercock, Co. Cavan. His work "Winter Nights" is inspired by “A Funeral”, the poem by the late Dermot Healy.  Paul Burns work renders large-scale paintings and experimentations in both figurative and abstract styles. The painting depicts the journey of the poem and is set in a mythical but recognisable Sligo landscape.

The exhibition will be officially opened by Eoin Doyle, Director of Service at Cavan County Council on Tuesday 24th March at 7pm.  All are welcome to come along to this event and enjoy all the works in the exhibition until it closes on Saturday 18th April.

Mind Map XVI, 2013