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BEYOND THE WALLS: The Uxbridge Artist Collective Online Exhibition and Sale.

Art Bytes | In Conversation with Neal Greig & Eileen Ferguson


Join Carmel Brennan and Clare Bolton in a lively conversation with artists from across the pond. Neal Greig and Eileen Ferguson join us from Ireland to discuss painting the Ontario landscape and connecting with artists from the Uxbridge Artist Collective. Engage with Clare Bolton, Gallery Manager, in the Facebook comments from 2pm-3pm.


Eileen Ferguson

Eileen Ferguson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. She studied Fine Art at The Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art Dundee 1982-1986, and then went on to Study an MA in Fine Art at the University of Ulster at Belfast 1988-1989. In May 2020 she was awarded an Art Council Bursary from The Arts Council of Ireland. This past February Ferguson completed a 4-week artist residency in Project Studio at the Leitrim Sculpture Centre. Ferguson has been involved in the Artist in Prison Scheme Arts Council of Ireland, Print Project Monaghan Sanctuary Programme Refugee Group, and is a member of the Arts Panel Sligo 2020. Her studio is situated in the Old Victorian Post Office in Clones and she is a Co-Founder of Clones Art Studios.

Ferguson has exhibited widely in Ireland and her most recent solo exhibition was in the Alley Art Centre Strabane 2017. In 2019 she was selected for Open Access to Graphic Studio Dublin. She won first prize at the 2019 North West Open Exhibition at the Leitrim Sculpture Centre. Other places she has exhibited in/with include: the Royal Ulster Academy, The RHA Dublin Annual Exhibition, Solas Art Gallery Ballinamore Leitrim. Past solo shows have been in Temple Bar Gallery Dublin, The Arts Council Gallery Belfast, Sligo Art Gallery, Youth Lab in Youth Café Leitrim and many more. Eileen has work in the public collections of The Arts Council of Northern Ireland, The Bank of Ireland, The Office of Public Works, Monaghan County Museum, VEC Monaghan, Beaumont Hospital, Drogheda Hospital and private individual collections.

Neal Greig

Neal Greig was born in Belfast in 1965. He studied BA Hons in Fine Art at Edinburgh College of Art from 1983 -1987 and then went on to a Post Graduate in Drawing and Painting 1988 – 1989. He was awarded The Andrew Grant Scholarship for Post Graduate Study. In 1991 he was the Artist in Residence at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre. Greig has been awarded multiple residencies since, namely The Vermont Studio Centre Fellowship in Vermont USA, The Ballinglen Fellowship, O’Reardon House Fogo Island in Newfoundland, Cill Raillig Art Studios and he was an Invited Artist with Ontario Art Society Field Trip.

Greig’s varied and award-winning career has included receiving the Pollock Krasner Award from the Foundation in New York in 2011, exhibiting in the Royal Academy Annual Summer Exhibition London in 2013, and being in the Irish Arts Review magazine in 2016 for his solo show at Claremorris Fine Art. In 2018 Neal Greig was elected to the Royal Ulster Academy and has exhibited there on several occasions. He has received various commissions which include The Patrick Kavanagh Bicentenary Monaghan County Museum, Queens University Department of Palaeocology. Greig has worked on a variety of community art projects, and he has worked in the Artist in Prison scheme through the Arts Council of Ireland. His works are in numerous public and private collections.

Greig has exhibited widely in Ireland and has an exhibition at Gormleys Fine Art Dublin scheduled to open October 2020. Neal’s most recent solo exhibition was in the Claremorris Contemporary Gallery, Mayo in 2019. He has also exhibited in the Doorway Gallery Dublin, Gormelys Fine Art Belfast, Custom House Studios Mayo, Alley Art Centre Strabane Claremorris Contemporary Fine Art, Lyon Fine Art in Chicago, Fidra Fine Art Scotland, Compass Gallery Glasgow, The Hammond Gallery, Gormelys Fine Art, Chimera Gallery Mullingar and Barbara Stanley Gallery London and many more.




BEYOND THE WALLS: The Uxbridge Artist Collective Online Exhibition and Sale
Co-curators | Carmel Brennan & Clare Bolton
Monday, June 15 to Saturday, September 26, 2020

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