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Palimpsest: Charles Harper & Maurice Quillinan

MQ Agony In The Garden Source Arts Centre
Date & time Fri 25 Nov 2022 — Sat 21 Jan 2023

Limerick Artists Charles Harper and Maurice Quillinan present a dual exhibition of current work.

Charles Harper was born on Valencia Island Co. Kerry in 1943. He studied art at Limerick School of Art and the National College of Art in Dublin as well as filmmaking in Bonn, Germany.

Harper has received eight National Awards for his painting, including First prize for Painting commemorating the 1916 Rising at the Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, Dublin, The Carrols Open Award at the Irish Exhibition of Living Art in 1971, the Arts Councils Bonn an Uachtarain de Hide at The Oireachtas Art Exhibition. His work is included in many collections including the Irish Museum of Modern Art and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art to name a few. He was a lecturer at Limerick School of Art and Design (LIT), now retired. He is a founder member of Aosdána and a member of the RHA since 2002.

Maurice Quillinan grew up in Limerick, Ireland. He studied at the Limerick School of Art and Design (LSAD), the Royal College of Art, London (RCA), the Ecole Nationale Superieur des Beaux-Arts, Paris and the University of Limerick (UL).

His measured tactile method of working manifests as semi abstracted interwoven narratives, explored through a wide variety of media, painting, drawing, print, collage, photography, sculpture and text. Central to his practice is a strong set of spiritual values which underlie his exploration of existence, incorporating the landscape, horses and the human figure as metaphors.


Image: 'Agony in the Garden' - Maurice Quillinan, Oil on linen, 110 x 124 cm, 2022



1. Information Sheet on works in Exhibition: Palimpsest Information sheet

2. Gallery Talk (audio) with Charles Harper and Maurice Quillinan:

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