"Re-Joyce" - an exhibition of works by five renowned Irish artists relating to James Joyce and his famous novel Ulysses. The exhibition coincided with the Bloomsday Celebrations Oslo 2010 in June, organised by the Norwegian Irish Society. Works by Eamonn O`Doherty, Brian Bourke (HRHA, Aosdána), Charles Cullen (Aosdána), Michael O'Sullivan and Michael Cullen (RHA, Aosdána) were exhibited. This event was supported by Culture Ireland

The exhibition ran from 12-22 June at the Albin Art Galleri, Briskebyveien 42, Oslo. Vernissage was on Thursday 17 June at 18.00 with an opening speech by His Excellency Gerald F. Ansbro, Ambassador of Ireland.
The exhibition was a great success!

RE-JOYCE - June 2010 - View Gallery >>

"RE-JOYCE" featured the following artists:

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 Brian Bourke HRHA

Born in Dublin in 1936, Bourke must be considered one of the most significant artists working in Ireland today. In a career spanning over fifty years, his output has been enormous. This summer sees a major retrospective of Bourke's work at the Galway Arts Festival. His works display a great affinity and sympathy for his subject matter, and above all, a wonderful sense of humour.

Essentially a self taught artist, Brian studied for brief periods at both The National College of Art and Design in Dublin and St Martin's School of Art in London. He represented Ireland at the Biennale de Paris and the Lugano Exhibition of Graphics, both in 1965. In 1985, he was named Sunday Independent Artist of the Year. He is a member of Aosdána.

Brian Bourke is represented by Taylor Galleries Dublin www.taylorgalleries.ie

 Charles Cullen

Probably regarded as Ireland's most naturally gifted draughtsman, Cullen was born in Longford in 1939. He studied Fine Art at the National College of Art in Dublin where he eventually lectured and later served as Head of Painting until retirement in 2000. He was a founding member of the Project Arts Centre and is a member of Aosdána.

Charlie is exhibiting a series of etchings, including the box set `Nighttown` which were done for the Ulysses Centenary in 2004.

Public Collections:
Trinity College Dublin
Public Collections of An Chomhairle Ealain/The Arts Council
Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art
Allied Irish Bank
Abbey Life International
National Self Portrait Collection of Ireland
Board of Works Collection
University of Limerick
The Shelbourne Hotel

 Michael Cullen RHA
Born in Wicklow, Ireland in 1946, Cullen studied at National College of Art & Design and at the Central School of Art and Design in London. He has spent various periods living and working abroad in Spain, Morocco, the United States, Mexico and Berlin. He was the Sunday Independent's Painter of the Year in 1998. He is a member of Aosdána and lives and works in Dublin.

Public Collections:
The National Gallery of Ireland - The Arts Council of Ireland.
The Arts Council of Northern Ireland - The Berlin Senate
IMMA-Irish Museum of Modern Art - Trinity College, Dublin
HughLane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art - The Central Bank of Ireland
The Museum of Modern Art, Kamnek, Slovenia - The Ulster Museum

 Eamonn O'Doherty

Eamonn O'Doherty is best known for his public sculptures, with around forty large-scale works in Ireland, the UK, the USA and Europe. One of these, a four-metre high bronze, "The Thin Priest with the Fowling Net", stands in the Selvaag/Peer Gynt park at Løren in Oslo. He has twice won awards for painting at the Irish Exhibition of Living Art, at the Claremorris Open, and also twice for sculpture at the annual R.H.A. exhibition in Dublin.

O'Doherty origionally trained as an architect at University College Dublin and at Harvard where he was Visiting Scholar at the Graduate School of Design. He studied printmaking at the Graphic Studio, Dublin, and at the Carpenter Centre, Harvard. The three lithographs shown here have been printed from the original plates and hand-coloured by the artist specially for this exhibition.

 Michael O'Sullivan

Michael O’Sullivan graduated from National College of Art & Design in 1967. From 1971 to 2007 he held the position of full-time lecturer in the Sculpture Department at NCAD. He was a committee member of Irish Exhibition Living Art and a founding member of Oasis.

Public Collections:
Bank of Ireland
IMMA, Irish Museum of Modern Art
University of Limerick
Trinity College Dublin
Arts Council of Ireland