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Time of our lives - Review

Review in Irish Times 5 May 2020

Sarah Iremonger’s spare, flat-coloured composition 3 Vessels consists of three overlapping profiles of the vessels, which span thousands of years, from Sudan via Thailand to North America. In their elegance they exemplify the persistence of forms and materials in utilitarian objects across cultures and millennia, and the longevity of an aesthetic sense.'

Arts For All featured artist

Arts For All featured artist
Distant Horizon / Cork Harbour with Mondrian compositions / detail
2017 - 18, watercolour on paper, 47 x 66 cm
Detail of multiple layered images of Cork Harbour drawn from photographs and Mondrian compositions, painted as camouflage.

Sarah iremonger will be the featured artist of Arts For All:
30th April 2020
Other dates for featured online works are:
1st May 2020
8th May 2020

15th May 2020

Vessels showing as part of 'Time of Our Lives"

Vessels showing as part of 'Time of Our Lives"
3 Vessels / Thailand 250BC; North America 1000AD; Sudan 3500BC
2020, Watercolour on paper, 38 x 29 cm

Showing as part of the online exhibition 'Time of Our Lives' with Oliver Sears Gallery 2020.

The vessels used in this work come from different countries, some are thousands of years old, some hundreds, see titles. They are superimposed one on top of the other to create the illusion of transparent colours, which suggest the possibility of cultural harmonies.

Bealtaine Artist in Residence 2020 / 21

Bealtaine Artist in Residence 2020 / 21
This project has been deffered until 2021
Keep an eye out for remote online projects during 2020

Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre Studio Residency 1 - 30 May 2021
"The horizon helps position us, helps us know where we are and who we are, whither traveller, immigrant, local or refugee. Being situated helps us understand our reality.
Build Your Own Horizon is a site specific, public participation project, as part of the
Bealtaine Artist in Residence program at Uillinn, West Cork Arts Centre, in
association with Cork County Council with Sarah Iremonger during May 2020.
This project involves a drawing workshop where participants will draw the horizons
through the windows from each of the floors at Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre. Uillinn
is situated in the center of Skibbereen town, a contemporary building rising up four
floors, providing panoramic views of the town on several levels. This project explores
the idea of the horizon as constantly shifting and ephemeral, depending on the
perspective / situation of the viewer.These drawings will then be reproduced as cutout horizons for the public to cut out, install in the main gallery and then take home."

Irish Examiner - Wish List January 2020

Irish Examiner - Wish List January 2020
Irish Examiner - Wish List January 2020
Vessels 2019
Watercolor on paper, 38 x 28 cm
'This is a fascinating watercolour is by Sarah Iremonger, from her latest exhibition, Vessels. It it titled North America 1000AD; Sudan 3500BC. Sarah says: “My work uses a multidisciplinary approach, of found, created and adapted images. Disciplines include painting, drawing, digital media and neon.”

Based in Co Cork for over thirty years, Sarah’s work appropriates romantic and modernist traditions, putting a new twist into the dialogue.'

2018 & 19

Knsale Art Exhibition RNLI Fundraiser, Rincurran Hall, Summercove, Kinsale, Co. Cork
Press Play, Oliver Sears Gallery, Molesworth Street, Dublin
Heros and Villians, Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place, Cork

Publication projects
IL Ponte Della Pioggia (The Rain Bridge) children's book written by Derek Mahon and illustrated by Sarah iremonger, this Italian version is published by Valigie Rosse 'is a story written for his son, then aged six, a tale of loss, kindness and recovery. Iremonger’s illustrations match, in their simplicity, the purity of the author’s style.' originally published by The Gallery Press 2017
Atlantis, artwork for poetry pamphlet by Derek Mahon, published by The Gallery Press

Knsale Art Exhibition RNLI Fundraiser, Rincurran Hall, Summercove, Kinsale, Co. Cork
Heros and Villians, Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place, Cork
Gallery Artists and Guests, Oliver Sears Salon, Molesworth Street, Dublin
Artists of Cobh and Great Island, artist talks as part of 'This Must Be the Place' Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Co. Cork
Horizions continuing collaberative project with poet Derek Mahon
Work of the Week October 2018, Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place, Cork

New work showing at Oliver Sears Gallery

New work showing at Oliver Sears Gallery
Submerged Horizon / Skellig Michael and Star Wars and water camouflages, 2017, watercolour on paper, 49 x 66 cm is showing as part of the Salon at Oliver Sears gallery from July 2018.

This work is part of Horizons project, which is a continuing collaborative project with poet Derek Mahon. The project so far involves a completed prose piece, which has been published as part of the collection 'Olympia and the Internet' The Gallery Press 2017. The visual work is being developed in three parts. The first part involves works based on the entrance to Cork Harbour, which investigates the idea of ‘separation’ represented through colour separations and the distant horizon. The second part is a reflection on the idea of ‘lost islands’ in this case Skellig Michael using nature camouflages and Star Wars imagery, while part three, looks at the idea of ‘beyond the horizon’ creating landscapes based on the works of Irish nineteenth century painter James Arthur O’Connor, nature camouflages and plastic waste vectors.

In this work I am investigating the separation of humans and nature, and romanticisms failed attempt to address this. Foreground and background are merged collapsing ideas about subject and object. Though the paintings are painstakingly hand painted, they suggest mechanically and digitally produced images, through the fragmentation of traced images into a kind of multilayered camouflage, as if the images are hiding within themselves.