New group exhibition to open at Athlone's Luan Gallery

A new group exhibition will open in Athlone's Luan Gallery on Saturday.

Over Nature, curated by Italian art historian and curator, Valeria Ceregini, is touring six venues across Ireland and the UK. It offers a new optical experience and considers issues of ecological awareness and responsibility towards landscape and environment which surround us.

Visitors are presented with a series of multimedia artworks and paintings from Shane Finan, an innovative and interactive approach from Beata Piekarska-Daly to move towards painting, an abstract method of landscape representation with paintings and printings from Mary O’Connor, an in-depth analysis by videos and photographs of the botanical and environmental condition of the Irish landscapes from Louis Haugh, photographic installations and drawings from Guillaume Combal, and a multidisciplinary installation approach from Kathy Herbert.

This variety of methodologies invites viewers to consider how our different histories and experiences position us in relation to each other: Who you are, where you come from, what your commitments are, what your experiences have been.

The desire of this group show is also to acknowledge and honour the significance of our relationship to one another and how our future in this world is tied together. It is an ethical imperative to see that despite our varied place-based cultures and knowledge systems, we live on this one planet and must constantly think and act with reference to those relationships.

The exhibition opens at 11am on Saturday and closes on Saturday, November 21.

In line with the Goverments advice on Covid-19, Luan Gallery is operating at a limited capacity, with social distancing measures in place throughout the gallery spaces. Visitors are required to wear masks at all time in whilst visiting the gallery. Hand sanitising is also required on entry, with sanitsing stations available at the gallery entrance.