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First Solo Exhibition by Navan based visual artist Mary Clarke entitled: SILENT:LISTEN - at Toradh Gallery, Ashbourne Library & Cultural Centre from 8th April 2019 - 14th June 2019

Date Released: 16 April 2019


Meath County Council Arts Office is pleased to present the first solo exhibition by Navan based visual artist Mary Clarke entitled: SILENT:LISTEN.


SILENT:LISTEN will show at Toradh Gallery in Ashbourne Library and Cultural Centre from 8th April 2019 and continue throughout the Spring.


The exhibition forms part of Meath County Council’s Bealtaine Festival Programme which, co-ordinated by Age & Opportunity, is Ireland’s national celebration of the arts and creativity as we age.

SILENT:LISTEN is a collection of new abstract painted works and prints on photographic paper inspired by global climate change and the travesty of melting glaciers.

Silent is an anagram of listen and through her abstracted images, Mary explores the necessity to be still, observe and pay heed.  

The artist’s vibrant palette of pinks, blues and greens dispel the common misconception of white ice.


The artist states:

‘Glaciers are all sorts of colours. They can be white, blue, grey, red, green, or even black! The density of the ice combined with its ability to refract light results in a whole spectrum of dazzling hues. Algae and rocks trapped within the ice can also tint its colour.’


SILENT:LISTEN is a lively and energetic compilation of abstract works which juxtaposes vivid, luminous painted images with a subdued and deliberate message.

The exhibition will be bolstered by an education programme, details of which are available through Meath County Arts Office.

Further information can be obtained by contacting Aedín McGinn, Assistant Arts Officer on  or 046 9097411


Mary Clarke Poster.pdf



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