Land, Sea and Memory at Ballinasloe Library

Pam Dolan whose new work is being shown in Ballinasloe.
Pam Dolan whose new work is being shown in Ballinasloe.

Land, Sea and Memory is the title of an exhibition of new paintings by Galway city-based Artist, Pam Dolan which opened in Ballinasloe Library on Tuesday and will run until Friday, April 26.

Mayo-born Pam graduated with distinction from GMIT in 1987, and she was invited to exhibit in Australia as part of its bicentennial celebrations.

She lived, worked, travelled and exhibited there for two years, and “absorbed that enormous, bright, sunny land”.

After returning home, Pam attended Limerick School of Art and Design [LIT], and graduated top of her class in 1991.

She then took up a job teaching Art and Crafts at the Presentation Secondary School Galway, (now Our Lady’s College) until taking a career break in June 2016. She has been following her dream of becoming a full-time painter since.

Pam is inspired by familiar, realistic and remembered landscape and is particularly drawn to the West of Ireland’s rugged landscape, especially its unique terrain of swamps and bogs.

The Western shoreline also inspires many of her pieces, with turbulent seas and their energy playing a big part in this particular exhibition. But there is stillness too, she says,

Pam had a successful solo exhibition, Boglands, A New Cut, at Galway City’s Town Hall late last year.

For more, read this week’s Galway City Tribune.

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