August 8, 2020 @ 9:30 am – September 20, 2020 @ 5:30 pm
Rathfarnham Castle
Dublin 14
Rathfarnham Castle
01 493 9462

The OPW is delighted to present A More Immortal Atlas, an exhibition of new work by Orla Whelan. This work explores the relationship between colour and form within the expanded conditions of contemporary painting. It is motivated by an existential anxiety, and by a belief that that abstraction, in all its historical complexity, is a viable means to address metaphysical uncertainties. While Whelan’s practice is rooted in painting, she often uses non-traditional painting materials to refer to the material and tropes of painting. The wooden wedges which have become part of her artistic vocabulary, are a usually unseen element of traditional painting. Using wood veneers on panel, she appropriates the traditional craft of marquetry to make contemporary paintings. The exhibition includes a large floor-based painting developed specifically for Rathfarnham Castle, as well as new large-scale paintings, a modified painting table, a series of small works and an experimental text.

The exhibition is open daily from 9.30am to 5.30pm with last admissions at 4.45pm. Due to Covid19 restrictions it is advisable to book your visit by calling 01 493 9462 or emailing rathfarnhamcastle@opw.ie. Admission to the exhibition is FREE.