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SO Fine Art Editions, one of Ireland’s leading contemporary art galleries, located on the second floor of the Powerscourt Centre, will be hosting the Dr Barbara Rae exhibition for one month from this Thursday 27th February until Thursday 26th March.

Barbara Rae, Icon Stone West, Polymur gravure

Bringing vibrancy into the dull month of February, the prolific Dr Barbara Rae, Royal Academician painter and master printmaker, will be exhibiting her recent works at SO Fine Art Editions in South William Street’s Powerscourt Centre. The exhibition includes works that summon the history of place, people and the passing of time with powerful, fluid brush strokes and outstanding colour.

During journeys to Ireland, Italy, France, Spain, Southwest USA and the Arctic, Rae’s exhibition accumulates her inspiration. Before beginning to sketch, she spent weeks meeting people in each particular location, researching local history and delving into the spirit of the place. She then brought that research back to develop it into prints and paintings in her Edinburgh studio. The exhibition will include screen prints, etchings and monoprints from such travels.

One notable example is Rae’s 2018 exhibition ‘The Northwest Passage’ which began in 2013, followed with a series of expeditions into the Arctic. The Orcadian cartographer and explorer Dr. John Rae inspired this journey, resulting in a series of works that were imbued with history while retaining the contemporary intensity that is a signature of Rae’s work. The exhibition premiered at the Royal Scottish Academy before travelling to the Pier Arts Centre, Orkney, and Canada House, London, in autumn 2018.

Barbara Rae studied at the Edinburgh College of Art. After some years as a secondary school art teacher, she went onto lecturing in drawing and painting at Charles Rennie Macintosh’s School of Art in Glasgow. Rae is a recipient of numerous awards, scholarships, and honorary degrees, her work is exhibited in national museums, and public and private collections the world over.

We at Powerscourt Centre are honoured to be showing this unique selection of Barbara Rae’s work in SO Fine Art Editions and encourage you to drop by before the month is out.


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