A Different View solo show by Sinéad Hehir opening by Orla Flynn, Acting Head CIT Crawford College of Art & Design, in Joan Clancy Gallery, Mweelahorna, Ring on July 15th – 29th, captures the atmosphere and exuberance of rural dramatic locations around Dungarvan in County Waterford.
An outstanding award winning young artist, Sinéad Hehir's work already forms part of important private and civic collections and her talent is synonymous with the high quality for which Joan Clancy Gallery is renowned.
Sinéad Hehir graduated from CIT Crawford College of Art & Design Cork, with a BA Honours Degree in Fine Art 2009 garnering the CIT and OPW Purchase Prize Awards respectively, and completed her H.Dip with First Class Honours in 2010 gaining the Marshall Hutson Award for Best Art Education Student, achieving the highest result in the year, and also Student of the Year by CIT.
Sinéad Hehir's inspiration comes from "dramatic locations where the exuberance of the water is in contrast with the solid, stagnant, emotionless forms. My work reveals a balance of conflicts, calm amongst the chaotic, line versus form, light against dark, representation opposed to expression, imaginary or real, and instinct over rationale".
A finalist in "Art of Nurture" All Ireland Art Awards 2008-09 in Hugh Lane Gallery Dublin, Highly Commended Finalist in Artist of the Year SAA Competition 08 in Oxfordshire, Sinéad Hehir has had one successful solo show in the Old Market House Arts Centre Dungarvan 2007; selected for Fledglings 08 in the Lavit Gallery Cork, she regularly exhibits in Joan Clancy Gallery.