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Friday 20 July 2018

Rathnure gallery hosts exhibition by Hanneke van Ryswyk

Janet, Christina and Katherine Crampton
Janet, Christina and Katherine Crampton
Jeremy Hill of the Norman Gallery, artist Hanneke Van Ryswyk, Davis Begley and Leo Begley

Pádraig Byrne

Art lovers came from far and near to the beautiful surroundings of the Norman Gallery in Rathnure to see a wonderful exhibition of work by the artist Hanneke van Ryswyk.

A Welsh-Dutch artist, Hanneke has been living in Blackwater with her partner and fellow artist David Begley and their son Leo since 2011. 

She was delighted to finally unveil her latest work to the public entitled 'Mynydd', which is Welsh for mountain.

The exhibition is a collection of small atmospheric panel paintings and large vivid canvases which see her returning to familiar images of fiery mountains, uninhabited islands, snow caps, icebergs and melting ice. Many of the works feature curious indigo silhouettes.

These shapes appear in the morning mist, rise from the water, stand on the shore and blur into the night. Hanneke has held five solo exhibitions across the country over the past seven years.

She has been awarded residencies at Cill Rialaig, The Tyrone Guthrie Centre, by Coracle at Kultivera, Tranås, Sweden and a Visual Arts Bursary by Artlinks in 2014. For more information, visit the Hanneke van Ryswyk Artist Facebook page.

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