exhibition opens at Artlink Fort Dunree
A thought-provoking new
solo exhibition exploring the world of patterns by
Donegal-based visual artist Leanne McLaughlin has opened
in the Saldanha Gallery, Artlink Fort Dunree and will be
showcased up until the 4th June 2023.
Entitled ‘Fractured’, the new exhibition challenges us
to contemplate the ways in which patterns govern our
daily lives, from our morning rituals to the way we cope
with seismic changes. Leanne invites us to reflect on
the resilience of human nature in the face of change
(such as the Covid pandemic) and how we adapt and alter
our patterns over time.
Leanne, originally from
Derry, has been living in the Donegal Gaelteacht for
over twenty years. She graduated with a degree in Fine &
Applied Art from Ulster University in 2012 and has since
worked on numerous national and international projects,
ranging from fine art exhibitions and public sculptures
to community arts, outreach and engagement programmes.
Leanne (centre) with
visitors enjoying her new solo exhibition, 'Fractured'.
Speaking at the open event
for her new solo exhibition, Leanne said: “I titled the
show ’Fractured’ as I am examining how physical patterns
change over time and space and how even in a disruptive
or fractured state, patterns remain. The installation
features a series of new artworks, including moving
images, intricate geometric designs, a soundscape and
abstract sculptural pieces. These works demonstrate the
various emotions and experiences that patterns can
evoke, from the calming repetition of a soothing motif
to the frenetic energy of a chaotic pattern.
I hope, ‘Fractured’ encourages the viewer to reflect on
the interplay of patterns in their own lives and how
fundamental they are to life.”
The exhibition runs up until the 4th June with free
admission daily from 10:30am - 4:30pm. For further