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‘Ar m’Éirí Dhom ar Maidin’

“Dob fhearr leis an t-ealaíontóir Francach, Corot, solas breaca an lae go lua ar maidin, ná aon solas eile. Tá rud éigin a bhaineann leis an solas lua san, mar shampla, tosach an lá nua agus tosnú ar obair nua cómh maith. Bhuail an smaoineamh liom tamall ó shin taispeántas a chur le céile a bheadh bainteach leis an mhaidin, mar go raibh roinnt pictúirí agam bunaithe ar an tráth san den lá – an maidin lua suas go dtí meán lae. Níor chuireas riamh taispeántas le chéile ar anabhar seo agus cheapas go mbeadh sé suimiúil é seo a dhéanamh. San taispeántas seo, beiodh meascán de pictiúirí - pictúirí íle, pictiúirí dath-uisce agus pictiúirí cló-búala adhmaid." Tadhg Mac Suibhne Eanair 2015

Described by Con Houlihan as “one of our leading painters”, Tadhg McSweeney was born here in 1936.  He is a well-travelled artist - having trained in Dublin, London and in Italy - and he has held solo exhibitions throughout the world, honing and perfecting his craft for over 50 years.  But despite the lure of the greater world, Tadhg continues to reside in the area, finding apparently endless inspiration in the natural landscapes and themes of his home surroundings. Brian Lynch writes, ‘the simplicity, the stubbornness, the freshness, and the joy he finds in nature are facets of an ongoing self-portrait, expressions of the soul of an original artistic personality.  He is in the tradition of Irish genius, but there is no genius like him. Tadgh McSweeney is unique’.

The exhibition will be opened by Dónal Ó Céilleachair, film-maker and there will be a screening of Dónal’s film, “Tadhg McSweeney. Painter – A Film Portrait”, as part of the opening.

This film is an intimate portrait of a unique Irish artist, who continues to find extraordinary beauty in the absolutely ordinary, while illuminating a whole other way of looking at the world around us, in the process. The film features music by Fiona Kelleher, Caomhín Ó Raghallaigh, 3Triúr and Peadar Ó Riada.

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‘Ar m’Éirí Dhom ar Maidin’

View Tadhg’s work at http://tadhgmcsweeney.ie