County Derry artist Adrian Margey is set to stage his debut Republic of Ireland exhibition and sale of work at the Radisson Blu St Helen’s, Stillorgan Road Dublin over Saint Patrick’s Weekend (Friday 15th – Monday 18th March).  Hailed by the Belfast Telegraph as “one of the rising stars of a new generation of Ulster artists”, Margey’s innovative depictions of Ireland’s landscape, iconic landmarks, and musical traditions are in strong demand both nationally and internationally.  The Dublin exhibition is supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s Creative Industries Innovation Fund and will be Margey’s first major exhibition outside of Northern Ireland. 

Vivid depictions of Dalkey Island, Dun Laoghaire Harbour, Bray Head, Black Rock, and Seapoint will give the exhibition a very local flavour.  Nostalgic depictions of Donegal, and Connemara combined with Margey’s distinctive portrayals of the Wicklow hills and North Antrim Coast will make this exhibition like a veritable whistle-stop tour of Ireland.  Dramatic Belfast and Dublin cityscapes will be juxtaposed with softer portrayals of Irish traditional music sessions and dancers. 

Self-taught and working from his Kilrea studio, Margey is fast winning fans in the competitive world of Irish art.  He cites the Fauves, the Irish Impressionists and the indigenous artists of South America among his key influences.  Margey combines a kaleidoscope palette with lazy brushstrokes and expressive knife work to create his distinctive work.  Much of Margey’s work uses bold colour, strong shapes and expressive texture to conjure up moods and evoke an emotional response from the viewer.  Palette knife, brush work and finger-painting techniques are used to bring a new perspective to the familiar.  Sales at the exhibition are expected to be swift and overseas collectors can reserve online through his website.

The exhibition opens on the evening of Friday 15th March from 6pm – 9pm at the Radisson Blu St. Helen’s Hotel, located on the N11 Stillorgan dual carriageway.  The exhibition continues Sat 16th & Sun 17th: 11am – 8pm and Mon 18th: 11am – 6pm.  Admission to this much anticipated show is free. 

Visit  where you can find out more information and access an online preview of the exhibition or telephone the Kilrea Studio on +44 (0)7841593762.  Work is shipped worldwide.

Painting of Trinity College Dublin by Adrian