St Carthage Hall

Kaye Donachie’s paintings pay tribute to a cast of historical female figures. Modernist performers, futurist actresses and non-conformist poets become protagonists connected by their unconventional beliefs and preferences. The paintings recognise the allure of these individuals and the extent to which they have stimulated Donachie to illuminate their specific histories, posing questions such as what it is to be present, to be active, to have a voice, and to assume ultimately, some measure of control over creative and emotional labour. The narratives within the paintings are given structure by the visceral sensation of light, outline and intensity of surfaces that evoke images surrounding the various subjects of her investigation.

For Lismore, Kaye will create a new body of work especially for the space at St Carthage Hall.

*Due to COVID-19, Lismore Castle Arts is postponing our Light and Language and Kaye Donachie exhibitions. Revised dates will be announced shortly*


This exhibition is funded by the Arts Council.
Image Top: Silent As Glass, exhibition view, Maureen Paley, London, 2018
© Kaye Donachie. Courtesy Maureen Paley, London
Image Above: Silence into weary ears, 2018, oil on linen, 55.3 x 35 cm, 21 3/4 x 13 3/4 inches
© Kaye Donachie. Courtesy Maureen Paley, London

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