BEYOND: Irish Outsider Art Exhibition


‘BEYOND: Irish Outsider Art’ exhibition in the Copper House Gallery is in full swing and has already been receiving a lot of attention and praise.

The opening took place last Tuesday the 6th of October and will run until the 25th of October 2015. Matthew, Suzanne and Rachel went along to the opening of the show and got the chance to meet and chat with the curator Brent Pope and some of the other artists.



Mathhew and his creation.

Mathhew and his creation.

Matthew’s piece ‘Transformation’ is hanging up just as you come into the gallery. He was thrilled with how it was placed and hung.

“I had an amazing time on Tuesday. Everyone really liked my work. The gallery is beautiful and I am proud to be part of this exhibition.” – Matthew Colgan

Here are some of our favourite artworks by the other artists.


Alan Tarpey

Alan Tarpey’s work is so interesting and beautiful. The detail that he has gone to is extraordinary.


Michelle Dalton – I Hear Asylums

We meet with Michelle on the opening night and she was able to give us some insight into her work.


Paul Maguire – Ideal for A Language


Paul Maguire – Untitled

Ailbhe Barrett - Boy Blowing Horn

Ailbhe Barrett – Boy Blowing Horn

Alan Doyle

Alan Doyle

David Connolly - Dog

David Connolly – Dog

Eoghan O'Drisceoil

Eoghan O’Drisceoil – Tides 2

Donal Geheran - The Tribe

Donal Geheran – The Tribe

Rosaleen Moore - K's House

Rosaleen Moore – K’s House

Yvonne Condon - Big Yellow Nude

Yvonne Condon – Big Yellow Nude

Marie Holohan - Big Ben

Marie Holohan – Portmeiron Sands

Lisa Butterly - GneissWorld #15

Lisa Butterly – GneissWorld #15

Angela Burchill - Holy Family Triptych

Angela Burchill – Holy Family Triptych

We had such a wonderful evening and can’t wait to bring more of our friends to see the show.

Microsoft Word - Irish Outsider Art Exhibition Curated by Brent

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  1. M.Coady

    Congrats Matthew, looks great!

  2. This looks like an amazing show. You could spend hours looking at this exhibition, really exciting work. Fantastic!

  3. Reblogged this on Sinéad Meehan and commented:
    BEYOND: Irish Outsider Art Exhibition; a truly exciting show. Check out this post, you won’t be dissapointed.

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