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Penicl Drawing with a girl holding a pole

Art classes and One day workshops 12th, 19th and 26th of May by award winning artist Jennifer Cunningham

Jennifer Cunningham is now taking bookings for her popular Spring term classes and One Day workshops.

Places are available on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. Workshops run on the 12th, 19th and 26th of May.
Jennifer teaches all levels from complete beginners to advanced students. She teaches her students individually and she covers all mediums including watercolour, oil and acrylic and portfolio preparation. A high percentage of Jennifer’s students progress on to the third level and have well-established art careers in their own right.

She will also run a new week-long course in June catering to those who wish to develop drawing skills or develop a portfolio at the end of June.
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Linen Hall Show

What is drawing? A pencil mark on paper? A swipe across a screen? A double yellow line? Where do we draw the line – or do we? Visit this exhibition of a whole multitude of drawings from some of Ireland’s leading mark makers. Find drawings made from materials such as pencil, ink, paint, pixels, chalk, pastels etc… by architects, visual artists, illustrators, furniture designers, animators, and more. Visitors can also explore drawing for themselves at the exhibition process stations.
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Red Hands by Jennifer Cunningham

Artist in the School Scheme, Bringing the ocean to Kilglass National school

Earlier this year I was part of the Artist in the School School to Kilglass national School.

Each week I explored a wide range of different media, developed their craft skills and researched a wide range of different artists. They also learnt about gastronomy, important ocean food and E.P.H.E ( healthy eating). They explored geography and topography as they used maps and tide tables in their work. I found working with the teachers and students in the school extremely enjoyable and it is something I hope to do again. Contact me if you’re interested in working on a project together.

We had a mini-exhibition at the end of the project and we created an installation piece together. The parents attended and refreshments were served.
Special thanks to Galway County Council who funded the project.

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Art classes this winter 2017

A student painting in jennifer cunningham art class

Jennifer Cunningham School of Art is established over ten years and classes take place Monday to Wednesday mornings 10.30 a.m- 12.30, evenings 7-9 pm in Newcastle and Cregal Art.The standard and diversity of artwork from the students are of exceptional quality, including traditional landscapes, seascapes through to contemporary art using various techniques and a range of mediums. A special drawing and portfolio preparation course takes place every Wednesday evening perfect for developing your technique leading to finished paintings or creating a portfolio for the third level.
Saturday full day workshops are available throughout the year catering for all levels of ability
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The Wayfarer, 30x22inch, mixed media by Jennifer Cunningham

 All that Surrounds us

A solo show of work in the Ashford Gallery R.H.A by Jennifer Cunningham. See link for an opening speech by Mick o Dea P.R.H.A.

The RHA is an artist-led organisation, Its core remit is to support contemporary art and artists in Ireland through exhibition, education and advocacy. The Exhibitions programme also brings significant contemporary international art to Irish audiences. The RHA Ashford Gallery encourages young artists not already showing with a commercial gallery

For this exhibition, Jennifer developed a body of work investigating the ways in which modern realms of collective pleasure decay. Abandoned fairgrounds, overgrown glass houses, untended car parks, ghostly figures and derelict hotels all hint at recent economic struggles but also suggests the cycle of change and renewal in which places become spaces and vice versa.

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Student painting in Jennifer Cunningham Art Classes

Art Classes

Update: Jennifer Cunningham is now taking bookings for her popular Spring term classes and One Day workshops. Places are available on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. Workshops run on the 12th, 19th and 26th of May.

Jennifer Cunningham School of Art is established over ten years and classes take place Monday to Wednesday mornings 10.30 a.m- 12.30, evenings 7-9 pm in Newcastle and Cregal Art. The standard and diversity of artwork from the students are of exceptional quality, including traditional landscapes, seascapes through to contemporary art using various techniques and a range of mediums. A special drawing and portfolio preparation course takes place every Wednesday evening perfect for developing your technique leading to finished paintings or creating a portfolio for the third level.
Saturday full day workshops are available throughout the year catering for all levels of ability

Contact Jennifer

How to book:

Simply contact me and, on confirmation of a place, send a deposit of €50.00. The balance is payable on the first class.Read More

The Thin Line, Solo Show, Gallery Dix, Helsinki, Finland

The Thin Line will be a solo show comprised predominantly of my etching based work in Finland.The show is curated by John Fitzgerald of Irish Art.
The exhibition will be opened on June 1st by His Excellency, Ambassador Dermot Brangan and all are welcome to attend. With its first venture outside of Norway, Irish Art is delighted to work with Galleria Dix in presenting Galway born artist Jennifer Cunningham to the Helsinki arts scene.

Following Rollespill/Role Play, her successful Norwegian exhibition at Galleri Sonne last year, Cunningham complements a busy year at home in Ireland with The Thin Line, her second international solo exhibition.
As the exhibition consists mainly of etchings, the title could be taken as a reference to the artist’s process of using thin lines to create images on a copper plate which are then inked and printed to create a finished etching. It could also allude to the thin line between the departure of childhood into adolescence and on to young adulthood, a complex area of subject matter that seems to engross the artist.

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oil paint of 3 women going down a stairs into the sea at blackrock in salthill galway

Aquacade, Solo show Cork Film Centre, April 12th

For the Cork Film centre, she is showing a two-channel synchronised swimming video piece and a series of new drawings and paintings of run-down seaside resort areas and the Bathers who repopulate them. The show is curated by Chris Hurley.

The bathing shelters and baths with their unique art deco architecture are falling into disrepair. Modernist structures, which have been placed into Victorian settings in Bray, for example, have now become dated. Brash gaudy amusement arcades flicker and wink, pumping demented electronic rhythms into the night. Among the dandelions and chip wrappers, shoddiness is revealed. There is rust under the paintwork; cracks in the plaster and the seats are worn.

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