Image shown: The Other Woman

The Other Woman is an exhibition of artworks by Nuala O’Sullivan on display in The Arts Corridor of University Hospital Galway from 16 September to 10 December 2011.

Nuala O’Sullivan’s interest in the aesthetic and culture of the 1950s period and the friction between outward appearance and hidden restriction, come together in this current series of paintings.  These works take inspiration from Super 8 movies and photographs from period.  Many thin layers of paint are used in the work to allow some of the light from the canvas to remain, reminiscent of movie images and old celluloid film. Found black and white photographs are recreated in colours associated with the 1950s.  The unknown people in these photographs allow for the imagining of their lives and the possibility for the artist and viewer to create their own back story for them.  

Living and working in Limerick, Nuala O’Sullivan graduated from LSAD in 2006 with a BA (Hons.) Fine Art (Painting) and is currently researching her MA. She has exhibited extensively, having had exhibitions in Draiocht, Blanchardstown, and the Old Market House Arts Centre, Dungarvan in 2011, and exhibitions at Enniskillen Arts Festival, Signal Art Centre, Bray, and Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny in 2010.  Her work has also shown at Limerick Printmakers, Dunamaise Open, and Eigse Carlow in 2009; and at the Royal Ulster Academy Show 2008, and Iontas 2007. Her work has been purchased by the University of Limerick and Limerick County Council.   

For further information contact Margaret Flannery, Arts Officer, Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust on 091 544979 or e-mail


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