Marcus Patton’s work ranges from screenprints to watercolours and cartoons, often depicting buildings which he depicts with an architect’s knowledge, an artist’s sympathy or a cartoonist’s barb – and sometimes all three at once. This exhibition should provide a reflection on the European Heritage Open Days and the current state of town planning in Northern Ireland.
‘White Medicine’ is a series of paintings by Laura Gray exploring the physical and emotional connection an artist has with contact on canvas – the idea of becoming lost in the act of painting and allowing automatism to turn otherwise incoherent thoughts into something tangible. She uses inks and dyes to enable each piece to take on an organic life of its own, weaving recognisable form and structure out of the chaos of thought through fluid movement.
Janet Morris examines the transient nature and ambiguity of memories and motherhood within the domestic environment through painting, drawing and collaging. By featuring the home she deals with the notions of place as a source of belonging, protection as well as imprisonment. Morris intends to raise the ghosts of memory and bring to light the hidden and repressed within a poignant survival.