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Linenhall Arts Centre
Ger Mayock Retrospective
9, Jun 2010 - 07:46

This exhibition brings together the work of artist Ger Mayock who died in May 2006. Ger grew up in Ross West, near Castlebar, in a family home where love and respect for traditional Irish music and culture were nurtured. Ger's childhood experiences went on to inform and inspire a body of work including sculpture, writing, film, music composition and photography.

A close bond with wood and stone dominated Ger's work during the final years of his life and he produced a very significant body of sculpture, much of which is on view at this retrospective exhibition. In Ger's own words, "The carvings that I make are capturing a moment. Be it from a dream or a reality. Like an image or, more accurately, a state of mind we have all known from a day or from a lifetime common to us all and unique to each one of us."

The exhibition also includes Ger's writings, photography, and his short film War. A book celebrating Ger's life and work will be launched on the opening night.

Adm.: free

Official opening on Friday 11th June at 7.30pm. All welcome.



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