Out of China- The second session of Zhang Jiajie International Oil Painting Creation Camp.

 

Wuling Mtn Mama Niamh Cunningham

 

Red Earth Niamh Cunningham

 

 

 

 

city rock Niamh CunninghamThere once was an art camp in Hunan, at the foot of the Wuling hills………….

second last stop 2 copy33 amazing artists came from 13 countries to paint at the Pullman Hotel which treated us to a lifestyle to which I was quickly getting accustomed. Pullman with investor partner the King Group sponsored and managed this wonderful event. The art program management and curation was headed by the formidable Wu Shixiong (Steven), with support of master printer Gordon Novak  from Canada. Time was tight and even amidst all the hotel luxury the pressure was on to complete works.

crossing river at Feng huang Phoenix city

Outside excursions included trips to Wuling Mountains, old farming villages, the Venice like city of Phoenix (Feng Huang) and epic style outdoor concerts.

 

The team bus stopMany evenings were also busy with introductory artist talks.

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As people began their work you could feel them still working on it in their minds at mealtimes. And of course the unusual opportunity of working in a huge group of very accomplished artists many heading various national art colleges/academies, this may have awoken some teeny weeny insecurities which was useful but uncomfortable and may well have kept many of us on our toes.

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I had the pleasure of having the articulate New York artist Theresa Bloise as my studio mate. It was just the two of us. It was wonderful to listen to her work through her decision making, how could she bring some parts of her signature metaphysical landscapes into this very different work and circumstance. In fact most artists may have felt a little out of place with the work we were doing. A few decided to wait and respond to the area and others worked straight away on preplanned signature work.

 

On the first day or so it was good to hear the easy going but sharp minded French artists Phenix Varbanov, Adrein Leopold, and Martin Mc Nulty babble and argue away in French at meal times before we all dispersed in an effort to get to know each other.

 

Park Mikyoung’s mountaintop-water landscapes are of places undiscovered and perhaps not fully formed in the imagination which may be what makes them so liberating. Park Jongho’s (also from Korea) interiors within interiors were applied to his shared studio space in the Hotel.

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From Canada the swirly road compositions by the witty Marianne Gerlinger, Anong Migwans Beam whose landscapes often inform of native Canadian culture. Stephanie Kaduck’s fun loving and wonderfully  twisted psychological landscapes and the well informed Kim Houghtaling was ever generous to listen with his curatorial ear. The reknowned Jeffery John Spalding’s had numerous canvasses but it is his landscapes on pine which will linger for a while .

Jiang and Wu dirty hands

Slovenians and Croatians, Ana Zerjal , Boris Zaplatil, Bruno Paladin, Goran Stimac lit the place on fire with a thirst for humor that was sought in the bar most nights. Strangely enough …the bar was a safe place to leave any work anxieties behind .Wang Jian

 

From Slovakia, Stanislav Buban’s political figures recoiling from the media glare and Laura Ellero from Italy infused the place with brio. Jaan Elken from Estonia has a mind I suspect is genius, sitting near his seat on the bus journeys, it was always a good idea to keep an ear open for his jokes and observations.

Lu Ying

On the last day the exhibition revealed some works not yet seen Macedonian Tatjana Maneva’s leafy landscapes and Liu Ying’s fascination with strange and perplexed birds. Wu Tian Yi’s inner biological workings and from Xiamen the subdued work of Qi Yu textured with ceramic.

 

 

 

 

Wang Jian must have the deepest voice in China and his monochrome abstract movements are as strong as his voice is deep. Zhang Hengjun, works so fast and ceaselessly, if he wasn’t working on his canvasses he was painting on stones when ever I happened to see him.

image_3Yi Ling applied a detailed collaborative piece getting each artist to contribute a motif on his landscape vista. Jiang Huan worked on the softest portraiture work I have seen.

German Dieter Hasse brought light clean colour with his tongue ‘n cheek statements on love. Benjamin Hao from Hong Kong worked on the colours of the earth of the surrounding terrain and Lu Jun’s calming monochromed tree trunks contrasted Wu Shuangs clever psychedelic compositions in motion.

Phenix, Wu Shuang and AdrianGordan Novak’s monoprint workshop was a respite for many of us and after my one liberating afternoon there I could now understand the hero worship people had for the wonderful Novak.

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Monoprinting is something I hope to explore as a daily practice. The relief to move as fast as one wished and pull through metres of paper reworking on old favorites instead of the slow work on canvas. Chance and reclamation are the guides for outcome as Spalding once mentioned. That chance to recollect past glories by invention and intervention making a new fresh present moment.

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Niamh Cunningham- Bio 。。。个人简介-倪芙瑞莲
Currently showing at Wuxi Bund Art Centre “Silent Explosion”
My interview with Today Art Museum and Today Art Media on the COVID era

Recent Interview , click on above image April 2020

Link to newspaper coverage -Carlow Nationalist (click on image)

In Her Eyes, F&E 100x100cm acrylic on canvas, 倪芙瑞莲Niamh Cunningham 2019

Silent Explosion
Recent ‘China-Ireland’ exhibition Shanghai Nov 29th 2019

China Ireland exhibition at MUSEu&m, Shanghai , opening Nov 29th

Early stage – Sculpture project HongFangzi ShaWan Sichuan
‘Whirls in the Old’ in New York at the exhibition ‘1919’

1919-Whirls in the Old Terezin acrylic on canvas 30x30cm Niamh Cunningham 2019

Gobi Heaven Art Festival August 2019

Participating in the International Artists program for this exciting event in the Gobi Dessert

Jul.Aug 2019 Group Exhibition , Hamilton Gallery , Sligo, Ireland and also Sept 2019 at the Irish Consulate Offices , Park Ave NYC
Granary Art exhibition SiShui Shandong June 2019

Granary Art Exhibition SiSHui , Shangdong June 2019 click on image

Swim Duck Video …30 sec clip of original work recently shown at Bloomsday event at Embassy of Ireland Niamh Cunningham 2019
clip from Swim Duck video Niamh Cunningham 2019

Clip from 'Swim Duck' Video by Niamh Cunningham 2019

Group exhibition in Sishui, Shangdong 正在展出

Granary Art Museum , Sishui, Jining , Shandong

April /May 2019 in Budapest 近期展出匈牙利

Currently showing in Budapest Aprli- May 2019

Wandering Rocks series of portraits 游岩系列
Talk on James Joyce at Bookworm with prof Fu Hao 乔伊斯座谈会
Aritst Talk on James Joyce at Beijing Bookworm

Talk on James Joyce at Bookwork Beijing April 2019

RTE interview on preparing for upcoming group exhibition 2 min clip
Web Of Fabulous Grass – Sucrose Series Click on image for Artist Profile English &简体中文
Artist talk at Beijing Geely College Dec 11th 2018
Map and Territory project Nov -Dec 2018 at Beijing Geely University
Map and Territory

Map and Territory

Current Events 正在展出

 

即将展出:

 

 

正在展出:

沉默的爆破

2020年07月11日-07月31日

无锡运河外滩美术馆

 

最新动态:

 

 

 

2019年11月”中国 爱尔兰  MUSEu&m , 上海

*2019年11月装置中国—红房子首届国际户外装置创作营在乐山沙湾红房子开营 …开始阶段

*2019年8月*Gobi Heaven- August 戈壁。天堂-八月

*2019年7月”1919″ 爱尔兰  Sligo -Hamilton Gallery  

*2019年5月“胜日寻芳“ 山东济宁市泗水等闲谷艺术粮仓美术馆

2019年5月-16 爱尔兰大使馆布卢姆日的展览

20195-6  《一张棉花纸》   在宋庄东区玖层美术馆展出

*2019年4月-5月在匈牙利首都布达佩斯

*2019年4月”奥德赛——回归”群展2019年4月13日在东岳美术馆开幕。

*2018年11月-12月“地图与疆域”国际艺术邀请展 北京吉利学院

*2018年11月-12月“纸上·至上”展览,韩国光州市立美术馆北京创作中心

*2018, 10月中欧国当代艺术全球巡展·上海

2018, 9月-10月“纸上·至上”展览,沈阳市拓•空间,

2018, 6月-11月诗人叶芝日,爱尔兰,斯莱戈(SLIGO),汉密尔顿艺术画廊

*2018年8月 淮阴艺术馆提名展,淮安市

*2018, 8月 “纸上·至上”展览, 鄂尔多斯,

*2018 , 6月30日 济南“国际抽象艺术展”

*2018 , 6月17 日 纸上•至上2018 在青岛,

*2018 , 5月20 日存在-国际女性艺术展,湖南长沙,

*2018 , 4月21 日延缓的时间,4月21日-29日,红门画廊,798艺术区

*2018 , 4月20 日 挖掘,,和画廊,来鹏高尔夫俱乐部

*2018年4月-12日 挖掘, , 展览,悦美术馆,北京798艺术区

*2018年2月-3月深圳观澜版画艺术区,5个星期驻地项目

*2018年1月28日-3月3日,《红&果》,流浪美术馆融空间,新年主题艺术展,北京中关村融科资讯中心

*2017年12月,中外视觉艺术湖南展,湖南长沙梅溪新天地梅溪书院.

*2017年12月末至2018年1月末, 《时间之外》主题艺术展, 北京中关村融科资讯中心

*2017年12月, 形质与叙事, 形质与叙事, 东岳美术馆

 *2017年12月,广州新造当代艺术中心,纸上·至上 纸艺作品群展.

Upcoming Exhibitions

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Current Exhibition

*Silent Explosion, Wuxi Bund Art Centre, Jiangsu,  July 11-31 2020

Recent  exhibitions:

* Sculpture project in HongFangzu , Shawan, Sichuan , begining phase Nov 2019

Current Exhibition

*China Ireland exhibition at MUSEU&m, near the Bund , Shanghai, Nov 29th 2019

* Sculpture project in HongFangzu , Shawan, Sichuan , begining phase Nov 2019

*1919 – Group Exhibition (Hamilton Gallery) in New York, Irish Consulate

*1919 – Group Exhibition Hamilton Gallery , Sligo , Ireland July – September

*Gobi Heaven Art Festival , Inner Mongolia , August 2019

*A piece of Cotton Paper  9th floor gallery Songzhuang June 15th

*”Winning the Day ‘ Granary Art Centre,  SiShui , Shandong, May – June 2019

*Beyond the form of Art , Wick Art Centre , Budapest, Hungary may 2019

*Odyssey The Return ; group exhibition at Dong Yue Art Museum, Beijing  in April

Map and Territory Art IRRCA at Beijing Geely College Nov 20- Dec 20 2018

*Thousands of Sprouts, an experimental online exhibition – by Elizabeth Ross  Nov 2018

* On Paper Supreme, Gwangju Art Museum Beijing Creative Centre Songzhuang Nov- Dec 2018

*China Europe Internaitional Contemporary Art Global Tour Shanghai Oct 2018

*An Irish Airman foresees his Death – Hamilton Gallery Sligo, Ireland June – Nov 2018

*On Paper Supreme, Extension Space, Shenyang, Liaoning,  Sept 16th – Oct 21st  2018

*Artist Nomination Exhibition, Huaiyin art gallery, Huai ‘an shi, Jiangsu, July-Aug 2018

*On Paper Supreme, Ordos Culture and Art Centre , Inner Mongolia , Aug 17th – Sept 10th  2018

*International Abstract Art , ChungChuen College, Jinan, July 2018

* On Paper Supreme, QingDao , Tiantai Art Centre, June 2018

* Existence , International Feminist Art Exhibition,  Mezzi Bookstore Art Space , Changsha

* Excavations 20 April-4th June  He Gallery, Golf Club.

*’Mortgaged Time’ 21st- 29th April at Red Gate Gallery , 798 Beijing  April 21st

*’Excavations’ 12-18th Enjoy Museum 798,  Beijing   preview 5 pm 12th April

* 5 week residency at Guanlan Printmaking base , Shenzhen (Feb-March 2018)

*Lunar New Year theme exhibition “Red Fruit” showing at Raycom IT centre, Zhongguancun,  28th Jan continues to March 3rd, organised by RoveArt , supporting the Female Protection Fund.

*Chinese & Foreign Visual Arts Hunan,  at the Meixi Academy Book Complex, Changsha Dec 26th to Jan 26th 2018.

* ‘Beyond Time’  Raycom IT Centre, Zhongguangcun, Beijing Dec – Jan 27th  2018

*”Qualitative Phase and The Narrative” Beijing Film Academy Triennial Exhibition at Dong Yue Art Museum, Beijing, curated by Li Zhen till Dec 18th 2017…………………………………………….

 

-.On Paper Supreme made its final exhibition for 2018 in Beijing Songzhuang opening Nov 16th
Group exhibition Hamilton Gallery, Sligo
Hamilton Gallery Sligo - Lonely Impulse 2

A response to WB Yeats poem 'An Irish Airman Foresees his Death'

Group show Oct 27th Shanghai Bund 27 The House of Roosevelt House , the Bund Shanghai
Recent ‘At your Leisure’ Summer exhibition Jiangsu “悠游“——淮阴艺术馆
exhibited in Jinan curated by Ma Yi Ying
With curator Guo Zhen at the opening of Existence in Changsha , exhibition continues till end of July 2018

和策展人郭桢在开幕式《存在》

简体中文Artist Interview & Profile for the Art Project ‘Existence’
Group exhibition at Red Gate in April 2018 focussing on antiwar poet Ingeborg Bachmann
Niamh Cunningham 'Bachmann Girl' 2017

Artwork for poster is 'Bachmann Girl' 100x100cm Acrylic on Canvas by Niamh Cunningham 2017

Excavations showing at Enjoy Museum 798 April 2018

Excavations , a cross collaborative exhibition showing contemporary art by Chinese and Irish artists , showing in Enjoy Museum, 798 , 2018.4.12

Very honoured to have Irish Ambassador Eoin O’ Leary visit Chinese New Year exhibition “Red & Fruit”

Irish Ambassador Eoin O'Leary with subway paintings at Raycom Centre exhibition Feb 2018

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