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Painting Masterclass with Selma Makela

Friday 8 March 2019 | 10.00am till 3.00pm

Selma Makela will give a talk and presentation of her own working methods and techniques, and the themes that inform her practice.

Her paintings incorporate varied subject matter; large cosmic events, icebergs, fleeting moments, lone figures, journeys and weather to explore oblique connections to place and time.  She employs these to consider the transitory and fleeting nature of a human timescale seen against the backdrop of a larger geological timeline, and consider a multilayering history of place.

This 4 hour masterclass will explore different techniques and processes - demonstrating use of washes, colour theory and methods of overpainting in order to explore and create both depth and distance in painting.

All materials are included

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About Selma Makela

Selma Makela is an international artist who lives and works between West Yorkshire and County Galway, Ireland.  Her painting practice references meteorological and geological phenomena as a means to explore the complexity of memory, migration and climate change.

She has been the recipient of awards from The Arts Council of Ireland (2017/ 2012), The Model, Sligo (2017), Mayo Arts Office (2017), Leitrim Sculpture Centre (2017), Galway County Council (2017,/2011/ 2010/ 2009), Fogo Island Arts Newfoundland, Canada (2011), Fleck Fellowship and Residency from Banff Centre, Canada (2010).

Solo shows include: The Focus Room at The Model, Sligo (2017), Galway Arts Centre (2014), Oonagh Young Gallery, Dublin (2010), PEER, London (2012/ 2008),  Ballina Arts Centre 2008.

Selected group Exhibitions include Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin (2018), Creekside Open - APT Gallery, London (2017), Barbican Arts Trust, London (2016), Royal West of England Academy Bristol (2017/ 2016), Et si on s’était trompé? - Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris (2015) and touring Ireland (2016), Horse - Void, Derry (2015), Royal Ulster Academy, Belfast (2014)

Earlier Event: 7 March
Bookbinding with Terry Collins
Later Event: 14 March
Letterpress with Terry Collins