SURVEYOR exhibition at Solstice highlights talent of Meath artists 

Solstice Arts Centre invited artists living in or from County Meath, to submit works of all disciplines for inclusion in the eleventh SURVEYOR open-call exhibition. SURVEYOR serves to support, value and encourage Meath artists in the development of their practices and creative careers. This year, Solstice invited curator, registrar, writer, and lecturer Davey Moor, to select the works. As the Registrar for the OPW Irish State Art Collection since 2010, he has been curating both freelance and for organisations such as Epoch, One Gallery, Monster Truck, Kevin Kavanagh, and the OPW since 2004. 

Davey Moor said that “the work on show displays the breadth and depth of artistic practice by Meath artists, both within the county and beyond”. This year, over 60% of applicants were selected for the show. The exhibition displays 98 works from both established and emerging artists of various disciplines ranging from painting, sculpture, textiles, photography and printmaking, and is the largest of its kind in the northeast region. 

Artist Hazel O’Sullivan has been selected as the overall winner of the 2022 Solstice Visual Arts Award of €2,000. Her three winning mixed media works are composed of wood stain, veneer and fabric on birch plywood. Titled Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3, they examine taste through the lens of minimalism.

O’Sullivan grew up in Dunshaughlin and is currently based in London where she is studying a Master’s Degree in Fine Art at the Chelsea College of Arts. She has previously studied in NCAD, Dublin. Her practice explores domesticity and architecture through sculpture and painting, and investigates the relationship between taste, design and socio-economics. 

Almost all artworks featured in the exhibition are for sale, making it a perfect opportunity to pick up a unique Christmas present while supporting local artists. The exhibition continues until December 21st and opens Tuesday – Saturday between 11am and 4pm. Admission is free and all are welcome. 

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