And the tide was way out is an exhibition of new art works by Paul Hallahan and Lee Welch that looks to Utopia and the end of perceived history, adopting very different approaches to the theme. The exhibition is their first two-person exhibition and also marks a unique collaboration as the artists have jointly made two new paintings for the first time. The exhibition mainly consists of painted works (acrylic paint, acrylic ink and watercolour) and engages with the architecture of the building to pose questions as to how we see the world. The artworks include a combination of figurative based and abstracted landscape paintings.
The exhibition is accompanied by an extensive Learning Programme co-ordinated by Claire Behan. The Learning Programme hosts a variety of tailored events including talks and practical workshops with Paul Hallahan and Lee Welch, offering possibilities for everyone, from children to adults or beginners to those with a more in-depth knowledge of the arts to explore ideas or material processes evident within the artworks.
Municipal Gallery, Level 3, dlr LexIcon.