So I’ve decided to set myself a new challenge for the new year. I want to create one piece of upcycled art per day for the next 365 days. Sounds simple..? Well here goes!
OVERVIEW In this residency, I am furnishing and decorating a ‘home’ by upcycling furniture, useful items, decorative items and artworks from what might often be discarded. I want to inspire the viewer and demonstrate the possibilities of creating an exciting, original home from items they may already have or can gather quite easily and affordably. […]
Ceramic Sculpture Coconut shy is a traditional game frequently found as a sidestall at funfairs and fetes. The game consists of throwing wooden balls at a row of coconuts balanced on posts or tin cans. Orla Galligan liked the contradiction of making something which is normally robust and begs to be thrown at, from a fragile material which would shatter if a wooden […]
This installation/sculpture piece is to be exhibited during Trans-art, an extensive programme of performance, workshops, talks, installations, film, graffiti art and exhibitions. Trans-art offers audiences unprecedented access to a major curated collection of contemporary art and performance by over forty of the most exciting artists emerging and established on the local, national and international arts scene. Trans-art […]
This painting is one of a series of paintings created by Orla Galligan, where she incorporates clothing and textiles from her past in her work. The lace and sheer fabric used in this painting are cut from clothing the artist wore in her youth. She has ‘frozen’ them in time by attaching them to 120 squares of […]
This painting is one of a series of paintings created by Orla Galligan, where she incorporates clothing and textiles in her work. The textiles hold memories for the artist and she has treated and hardened them to not only preserve fabric but also the memories they evoke. She combines them in works of art where she paints […]
Ceramic Sculptural Pieces In these sculptural pieces Orla combines ceramics and textiles together in an innovative contemporary format. The sculptures are unique in appearance and structure, textures from lace and other delicate fabrics are imprinted onto the ceramic female form before they are treated with oxides to enhance the details.
Orla Galligan’s Art is Set in Stone Last Saturday week seen the launch of the Art@Work exhibition in Roscommon Arts Centre. Five artists from around Ireland were selected to take part in the programme, including Cavan artist, Orla Galligan. The Art@Work programme makes art more accessible to the public while providing a new stimulating environment […]
Fluidity Series In these paintings Orla Galligan works with new ways to apply texture to the canvas, moving away from the traditional paintbrush or palette knife. She creates the designs by slowly and painstakingly pouring the medium onto the canvas before it hardens. Colour is then applied over the texture – accentuating the designs & and adding mood and depth […]