Castlebar artist Agnes Nyland's solo exhibition in Áras Inis Gluaire, Belmullet, was a great success, with an attendance of over 200 people at the launch on Culture Night.
The exhibition, entitled Contemplating Flight, explored key themes of contemplation, resistance, freedom and flight, and adopted the imagery of birds to invite personal exploration of these themes in our lives.
Agnes is an experienced artist and teacher. She holds an honours degree from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, and post-graduate qualifications in the Principles of Teaching Art and Art Therapy.
She has lectured at the Galway Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT), Castlebar, and has provided educational
workshops at the National Museum of Country Life, Turlough Park House, and at the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College Dublin. She presently teaches art at Davitt College, Castlebar.
Agnes was appointed as the first artist in residence with Mayo County Council – a scheme co-funded by the Arts Council of Ireland. She has exhibited at various group and solos shows throughout the country and abroad. Her work can be found in many private and public collections.