RHA Learning Event

Drawing Tour of Witch and Lezzie (Artist Talk and Drawing Workshop) With Breda Lynch and Michelle Hall
15 May 2021
Time: 4 - 5.45pm

For Adults/18+

Online via Zoom. Click here to book your place.

Following an introduction to her 2017 RHA Ashford Gallery exhibition, Witch and Lezzie with Breda Lynch, participants will be led by artist Michelle Hall through a workshop exploring drawing techniques responding to Lynch’s drawings and source imagery. All levels of drawing ability are welcome for this National Drawing Day workshop. Material requirements are basic, and will be shared upon registration for the event.

Breda Lynch is a contemporary Irish artist born in Kilkenny and based in Limerick city. She is a full-time lecturer in Fine Art at Limerick School of Art and Design. She holds a BA (Hons)Degree in Fine Art Print at Crawford College of Art, an MA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art and Design, London and an MPhil in Fine Art Print and Digital Media from the University of Wolverhampton.

A visual artist working in a variety of media, including drawing, photography, print and digital media, video and installation. She engages with dialogues and discourses on – queer feminisms, the western mystery tradition and occulture, appropriation and the economy of the image.

Lynch has exhibited extensively in solo and group exhibitions in Ireland and abroad. A recipient of several awards and residencies Lynch is included in national and private collections. Her work was recently purchased by IMMA – Irish Museum of Modern Art for their permanent collection. Currently showing ‘Blue Dyke’ a large public artwork presented as part of Feminist Supermarket an ongoing project curated by Mary Conlon and Niamh Brown with Ormston House, Limerick. Also working on two art exhibitions exploring queer visibility and queer migration to be presented later in 2021.

Michelle Hall is a visual artist working across various disciplines including moving image, photography, text and performance. Recent residencies include the Centre for the Study of Substructured Loss, Berlin, 2019 and London, 2017, RHA School & Fingal Arts Studio Award 2018, and one-month at Berlin’s Künstlerhaus Bethanien, 2018. She received the RDS VAA RC Lewis-Crosby Award in 2016 following her studies on the MA Art in the Contemporary World programme, NCAD, and completed her BA Fine Art at TU Dublin in 2007. Hall was awarded the StartPoint Prize 2017 at the National Gallery Trade Fair Palace, Prague. Selected recent exhibitions and screenings include ONONO Gallery, Rotterdam, 2020 and URGENCIES group exhibition, CCA Derry~Londonderry, 2019. Hall is currently participating in Draíocht and Fingal Arts Office HOMEGROUND Research & Development Award 2020-2021, leading on from her INFRASTRUCTURE Public Art Commission 2017- 2021 with Fingal Public Arts Office. Her practice is supported by the Arts Council Film Bursary 2020 and Professional Development Award 2020. Hall is an active member of artist collective Child Naming Ceremony and co-coordinator of LUX Critical Forum Dublin.


Image: Breda Lynch, Different (detail), 2020, Colour pencil on paper, 65 x 50cm, Image courtesy of the artist.

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