Local artist Frances to feature in art exhibition

Ami Connolly

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Ami Connolly

Local Louth ceramic sculptor, Frances Lambe is a featured artist in the upcoming ‘Five Dublin from June 20-July 26.

Local Louth ceramic sculptor, Frances Lambe is a featured artist in the upcoming ‘Five Dublin from June 20-July 26.

Frances, who is from Knockbridge, is one of five craftspeople with international reputations, who will preseinto Four’ exhibition that takes place in the Oliver Sears Gallery in nt work in four rooms.

Frances’s work is most influenced by the sea in all its guises.

Her delicately patterned abstract sculptures recall landscape shaped by the sea or creatures that live in it.

Francis has had her work exhibited in different galleries and museums across Ireland including the Ulster Museum and National Museum of Ireland as well as abroad in the Department of Foreign Affairs of Ireland in Tokyo.

Frances works from her studio in Knockbridge and is a founding member of the Bridge Street Studios in Dundalk.

She has trained at NCAD and taught art at secondary schools before turning her hand to ceramic sculpting in 1993.

Other artists featured in the exhibition are Sara Flynn, Liam Flynn, Nuala O’Donovan and Colin O’Dubhghaill.

All artists, like Frances, are exhibiting their most recent work, have shown internationally, in gallery exhibitions and at art fairs and all have been collected by major institutions and important private collections. Simply put, they are masters of their discipline..

The word craft has become slightly muddied over the years with the many substandard craft exhibitions that take place throughout the country.

Exhibition organiser Frances McDonald is hoping to restore faith in crafts by showcasing pure unadulterated Irish talent.

For further information on the exhibition you can contact the Oliver Sears Gallery on 0644 9459, email info@oliversearsgallery.com or visit their website at www.oliversearsgallery.com.