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Monday 23 October 2017

Amanda art springs to life

By Maria Pepper

LEFT: Amanda Doran at the show. ABOVE AND RIGHT: Exhibition pieces 'Our Ladies of the Serpents' and 'Daily Devotional'
LEFT: Amanda Doran at the show. ABOVE AND RIGHT: Exhibition pieces 'Our Ladies of the Serpents' and 'Daily Devotional'
Amanda Doran 'The Devine Feminine, an ongoing body of of work' exhibition at the Amber Springs hotel; 'Daily Devotional'.
LEFT: Amanda Doran at the show. ABOVE AND RIGHT: Exhibition pieces 'Our Ladies of the Serpents' and 'Daily Devotional'

A one-woman show entitled 'The Devine Feminine' by the Gorey artist Amanda Doran opened in the Amber Springs Hotel in a celebration of International Women's Day.

The 30-year old artist's work deals with sub-cultures and the 'outcasts' or social rejects of society, including the idols,traditions and lifestyles of more colourful social groups.She is mainly interested in painting but also does smaller scale drawings, collages and embrodieries.

Amanda obtained a BA in fine art painting from the National College of Art and Design, graduating in 2012 with a first class honours degree. After graduating she was shortlisted for the Saatchi Gallery and Channel 4's New Sensations Award showcasing new talent from the UK and Ireland and has exhibited her work globally. She was shortlisted for the 2016 Marmite Prize for painting.

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