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Over Nature

The Courthouse Gallery & Studios is pleased to present Over Nature Curated by Valeria Ceregini with work by Shane Finan, Beata Piekarska-Daly, Mary O’Connor, Louis Haugh, Guillaume Combal and Kathy Herbert.


Friday, 7th August - Saturday, 5th of September 2020



Over Nature

The Courthouse Gallery & Studios is pleased to present "Over Nature", a touring group exhibition curated by Valeria Ceregini, featuring the work of six artists, Shane Finan, Beata Piekarska-Daly, Mary O’Connor, Louis Haugh, Guillaume Combal, Kathy Herbert. Over Nature offers a new optical experience, greater ecological awareness and responsibility towards landscape and environment which surround us.


The exhibition consists of a series of multimedia artworks and paintings from Shane Finan, an innovative and interactive tactic from Beata Piekarska Daly to move towards painting, an abstract method of landscape representation with paintings and printings from Mary O'Connor, an in-depth analysis by videos and photographs of the botanical and environmental condition of the Irish landscapes from Louis Haugh, photographic installations and drawings from Guillaume Combal, and a multidisciplinary installation approach from Kathy Herbert. This variety of methodologies allows us to understand how our different histories and experiences position us in relation to each other: who you are, where you come from, what your commitments are, what your experiences have been.


The desire of this group show is also to acknowledge and honour the significance of the relationship we have with others and how our futures as people in the world are tied together. It is an ethical imperative to see that despite our varied place-based cultures and knowledge systems, we live on this one planet together and must constantly think and act with reference to those relationships.


Over Nature exhibition will open at The Courthouse Gallery & Studios for regular hours (12 noon to 5 pm) on Friday, 5th of August, there will be no opening reception in line with guidance from the HSE. Please wear a mask, use hand sanitiser and follow social distancing guidance when visiting the gallery. Please also provide contact details at reception when entering in order to follow contact tracing guidelines, all materials supplied will be destroyed after three weeks. Stay safe and wash your hands regularly.


The exhibition will continue to The Luan Gallery, Athlone, Co Westmeath from the 26th September – 21st November 2020.


Valeria Ceregini


Website: Over Nature

Instagram: Over Nature 2019-2020


Artists’ website:

Shane Finan

Beata Piekarska Daly

Mary O'Connor

Guillaume Combal

Kathy Herbert

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