• Plot and Piece, 2017. Installation view.
  • Kerry O’Hare
  • Birgitta Horan: Untitled
  • Birgitta Horan, in Plot and Piece, 2017. Installation view.
  • Sarah Farrell
  • Ciara Ward: Installation detail
  • Plot and Piece, 2017. Installation view.


Plot and Piece–Kerry O’Hare, Birgitta Horan, Sarah Farrell & Ciara Ward, Curated by Beth O’Halloran

Opening Reception: Midsummer's Wednesday June 21st, 6–8pm

Continues: Thursday 22nd – Saturday 24th June* Exhibition extended until Saturday 1st July


“Behind the cotton wool is hidden a pattern … the whole world is a work of art” – Virginia Woolf in recognition of subtleties and interconnections at the heart of creative work. Plot and Piece is a group show with Pallas Studio artists, Birgitta Horan and Sarah Farrell, joined by Ciara Ward and Kerry O’Hare. The group members are linked by their NCAD peerage and common concerns. The show is a series of interconnections through both media and philosophical stance. The work spans painting, photo imagery, sculpture and installation and addresses ideas from fragility to trespass.

Sarah Farrell completed studies in NCAD (Art & Design) with a first class distinction in 2012 following a career as a barrister specialising in immigration, child protection & family law. Since graduation, she has exhibited in group shows in Block T and in Birr Theatre & Arts Centre. She currently sits on the board of Independent Studios and Pallas Projects/Studios and has also served on the Board of the Black Church Print Studio.

Birgitta Horan graduated from NCAD (Art & Design) in 2009 winning the Drawing & Painting Prize. She previously received a BA in English, Fine Art and Italian from TCD. Recent exhibitions include The Secret Garden, Mill Gallery, where the OPW purchased-her work, RHA Annual where she was reviewed by Aidan Dunne of The Irish Times, and the Printmakers Gallery.

Kerry O’Hare studied Fine Art in Falmouth School of Art, Cornwall and Art & Design in NCAD graduating with a first class distinction in 2012. Kerry has previously exhibited in group shows in Block T and Moxie Studios in Dublin and the Little Ghost Gallery, Kilkenny.

Ciara Ward graduated with First Class honours from NCAD’s Diploma, and in 2012 completed her BA in Visual Arts also with First Class Honours in 2016.

Beth O’Halloran is a curator, visual artist, writer and lecturer in NCAD.Beth’s curatorial practice began with winning the inaugural curatorial prize at The Stone Gallery, Pearse Street. The show Follow the Light was reviewed in Circa Magazine. More recent projects include Free Range for The Place Art Collective, The Lab, Foley Street, 2015 and as guest curator for the CEAD exhibition in NCAD, 2016. Beth completed her MA in Visual Arts Practices, IADT, in 2006.

Photography: Images courtesy of the artists.