20th Aug 2009
Paintings by Mick Turner and photographs by Donal Dineen
Opening Thursday 20th August, runs until August 25th (Daily from 12-6pm)
Mick Turner is best known as a musician with Australian instrumental combo the Dirty Three, but he also has a longstanding practice as a painter. Collected by people around the world, his art is recognisable from Dirty Three album cover art and from his own solo releases. His work deals with the embedded psychology and emotion of Australian and European landscapes. His paintings include an array of human and animal characters and a lyrical use of colour and gesture.
A musical pioneer since his early days as the presenter of No Disco (RTE) in the nineties, through to his current late night radio show The Small Hours on Today FM, Donal Dineen has used his discerning ear to seek out, listen to and encourage experimental music in all genres. Throughout this period Dineen has also displayed an equally discerning and experimental eye when it comes to his own photographic and visual work. This visual work, be it through still photography or super8 film, charts a personal journey to the present day, a continuous journey that is influenced by music, people, landscape and a sense of place. A selection of this work will be presented as part of this exhibition.
Launch event and gig at The Joinery Gallery, Arbour Hill, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7
On Thursday, August 20th
Opening starts 6.30pm,
Gig starts 8pm
Tickets for the gig – €10 a/v at door (byob)
Music and visuals provided by Mick Turner, Donal Dineen and special guests.