Pam Dolan, a contemporary visual artist from Crossmolina in Co. Mayo, will host an exhibition of paintings in the Church Gallery, Ballinasloe Library from April 8th to 26th. The exhibition will be officially launched by Josephine Vahey, TULCA Director next Tuesday, April 9th at 6.30 pm.
Pam is inspired by familiar landscape and is particularly drawn to the rugged landscape of the West of Ireland and to our swamps and bogs and their unique terrain. ’Land, Sea and Memory’ is a name that is very appropriate and befitting for the title of this exhibition.
She says: “I try to capture the essence of a place and relay to the viewer using a visual language, the story of our unique landscape of which I am so proud!”
Pam had a very successful and critically acclaimed solo exhibition at the Town Hall in Galway late last year. The exhibition ‘Boglands, A New Cut’ was featured locally and opened by Brian Bourke, Artist, RHA.She has also shown in the RDS at Art Source and aims to make this an annual event!
Last year she was also selected by RHA Director Patrick T Murphy, as one of the Mayo artists whose work was exhibited as part of ‘Made of Mayo’ exhibition as part of the Mayo Day celebrations in Ballinrobe. Her work has also been on display at Kenny’s Art Gallery, Lahinch.
Pam is particularly delighted to be exhibiting in Ballinasloe, by the River Suck as she has strong connections to the town and surrounding countryside. Her husband Gerry is the son of Carmel and the late Tony Dolan from Derrymullen, so she is a regular visitor to the town and aspects of the landscape of its hinterland, are reflected in some of her paintings.
The Exhibition will be shown in the Church Gallery at Ballinasloe Library from April 8th to April 26th.