Gwen Wilkinson and Annabel Konig will be exhibiting at the 2012 Ceramics Ireland International Festival Exhibition at the Framewell Gallery, Logan St, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny.
Opening Saturday 11 August at 4pm. The exhibition will remain open until 4 Sept 2012.
Annabel Konig: Born in the Netherlands but raised in Ireland, Annabel Konig is currently undertaking her MFA at NCAD. She gained her degree in Fine Art at NCAD (Dublin) in 1986 and the Crawford School of Art, Cork (1985). Her most recent solo show “I smile at Life” (2008) was a series of drawings on paper and canvas. In 2011 she was an invited artist to the RHA Open and she also showed work in the Eigse Fringe festival with the `ACD show” and the“9 Stones Artists” group, of which she is a founding member. Group shows include Galerie Ariana, the Netherlands (2009) “Is Mise Eire” 411 Gallery, Shanghai (2008) and the Oriel Queen’s Hall Gallery in Wales.
Multi-media installations include: “Generation” Kilkenny Fringe Art Festival (2005), “Generation – work in progress” Temple Bar Studios (1998), “Felia, Felium” Arthouse (1997), “Ice to Water, Water to Words” pop-up space, Stoneybatter (1994).
Awards: Europol Open, “Catagory A” winner (2010).
Arts Council Bursary and Project assistance, Stroom, the Netherlands for “Generation in progress” (1998) Kilkenny Cream of the Irish, runner up and Arthouse Project Award for Felia, Felium (1997). Stroom, the Netherlands, Project Assistance for Ice to Water, Water to Words (1994)
Gwen Wilkinson is a visual artist based in Co. Carlow. Her written and photographic work has led her to explore rural cultures in Mongolia, Argentina, Ecuador, Galicia and her own rural community in Co. Carlow.
In addition to exhibiting her work in galleries in Ireland and the UK, Gwen teaches photography at KCAT, Callan, Co. Kilkenny. She is the recipient of several arts awards including the presetigious Golden Fleece award in 2011 and the ArtLinks award in 2009. Her work is represented in collections of the OPW and privately in the USA, Australia, UK and Ireland.