Exhibition

RHA/Monstertruck Gallery
Big Foot

RHA to Collaborate with Young Artists’ Co-Operative Monster Truck in 2008
Location: Monster Truck Gallery & Studios, 73 Francis Street, Dublin 8

In February 2008, Monster Truck Gallery & Studios will be hosting the exhibition ‘BIG FOOT”, a collection of work by all artists who have exhibited in solo or group shows in Monster Truck Gallery, over the past two years, as part of the Monster Truck/RHA Collaboration Launch Party.

The Royal Hibernian Academy closed in November to refurbish the building and galleries and is due to re-open at the end of Summer 2008. It is using this opportunity to work hand in hand with innovative artists’ group Monster Truck to help with its ever-expanding agenda and goals. Patrick T. Murphy, RHA Director adds: “What we decided to do was take the spare capacity that exists in the RHA during the redevelopment of Ely Place in areas such as administration, marketing, curating, educational activity, financial management and Friends events and offer those services to Monster Truck to help them get across the message of the great work they are doing.”

As the oldest artists’ co-operative in the city, the RHA is thrilled to be working with one of the newest, most exciting artists’ collaborations.

Artists have been invited to submit one piece each for the exhibition, all works to be 1 ft sq or a ‘BIG FOOT’ and will be showing for 5 nights only. Opening night is Friday 1 February at Monster Truck, 73 Francis St. from 6 – 8 pm.

‘BIG FOOT’ references the fact that the building where Monster Truck Galleries & Studios are was once a record shop and that LP’s take on the 1 ft x 1 ft size limit. The exhibition title also refers to the big wheeled, iconic monster truck famous in the 80’s and Monster Truck/RHA’s ‘big foot’ in the right direction for 2008!

This is an excellent opportunity to take a look at the abundance of talent that is emerging from the young artists of Ireland, while also supporting one of Dublin’s most exciting art collaborations!

See http://www.monstertruck.ie for more information.

For more information on the exhibition or to request media images please contact Rebecca Gale or Elaine Fallon, RHA Marketing at 01 661 2558 ext 111 or info@rhagallery.ie.

Selection of images from the exhibition