Happy days are here again – Aine O’Keeffe’s Solo Exhibition ‘Joy’ opens at the Half Light Gallery, Midleton

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Áine O’Keeffe’s first solo art exhibition in Ireland for 10 years was launched at The Half Light Gallery in Midleton on Thursday night last, writes John Walshe.

The exhibition will run from January 31st to the end of February.

Recently returned from four years on St Helena Island where she experimented with new styles and use of colour, Áine’s exhibition ‘Joy’ also contains a number of pieces produced while still on St Helena.

A graduate of Crawford College of Art, Áine held a number of significant exhibitions in the National Museum linked to historic events including the bi-centenary of Napoleon’s arrival to St Helena and the ending of regular sea access to the island with the onset of air service.

Noted for her use of bright colours and influenced by island life and sunshine, Aine is collected by local and international clients. Since returning to Ireland her work has become more contemplative and abstracted and she looks forward to sharing her artistic journey and work, once more, with her fellow Irish islanders.

The focus of this exhibition is joy. Aine states that “joy is awareness of all of the wonders that surround us and that are within us.”

Read more inside this week’s Midleton & District News.