Landscape art exhibition to open at Friars’ Gate

Aine Fitzgerald

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Aine Fitzgerald

Peter Lunn with a sample of his work which will form part of the Friars' Gate exhibition in Kilmallock
AN EXHIBITION which uses landscape as a metaphor to express different thoughts and feelings will open in Friars’ Gate Theatre in Kilmallock this Friday.

AN EXHIBITION which uses landscape as a metaphor to express different thoughts and feelings will open in Friars’ Gate Theatre in Kilmallock this Friday.

The exhibition by Peter Lunn from Ahane is entitled Light, Land and Water and will run for three weeks.

“It’s primarily landscape – some of it would be representation but a lot of it is imaginative,” explained Peter, who is an art therapist and has been working with residents of Maria Goretti nursing home in Kilmallock.

“It is about my love of landscape and trying to express different things through landscape,” continued Peter of the exhibition which will feature approximately 17 pictures.

Peter has been working on the paintings for well over a year.

The medium he uses is chalk pastel plus acrylic paint – a combination of both.

“Pastel is a very interesting medium –not so many artists use it. I would be one of the few locally who would use it,” he explained.

It was through his association with Kilmallock that the exhibition in Friars’ Gate came about. “Caoimhe who runs Friars’ Gate asked me last year if I would consider having an exhibition there so I was delighted as I haven’t had one there for the best part of a decade,” he said.

The exhibition will be opened this Friday, September 4 at 7.30pm by Dr Helen Phelan of the Irish World Music Centre, UL.