Image shown: New Beginning by Olwyn Colgan

Happenings by Olwyn Colgan is the latest exhibition at deAppendix, a cultural space co-located with a suburban GP surgery in Blackrock, Co. Dublin. The exhibition will run from 21 January to 17 March 2019. 

Olwyn’s art has evolved into a combination of collage, (using found and self-created imagery), combined with paint, inks and pastels. Her practice embodies the belief that art-making can enrich life by providing a means of engaging, reflecting on, expressing, and developing life stories. Her subject matter is drawn from day-to-day life including figures within landscapes and interiors, generating visual images telling stories with the intent to engage the viewer’s imagination and emotions. Olwyn’s paintings aim to strike a balance between realism and surrealism. Her enigmatic and intense art wishes to ‘make you think, confuse you, make you feel like you are in a dream’.

Olwyn Colgan was born in Co. Tyrone and is now living in Dublin. She graduated with a degree in Fashion and Design at the University of Ulster, Belfast in 1995. She then pursued a career in London, designing for fashion companies. Olwyn has had solo shows in Strule Art Centre, Omagh, Co. Tyrone; Inspire Gallery, Dublin; and has an upcoming solo show in The Icon Factory, Dublin. She has participated in numerous group shows including The Engine Room Gallery, Belfast and Dunamaise Arts Centre, Co. Laois.

Location: deAppendix, 30 Ardagh Grove, Blackrock
Opening hours:
9.30am – 12pm Monday to Friday
3 – 5pm Tuesday, Friday
3 – 6pm Monday, Thursday


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