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Sheila Moylan Exhibition Performance
November 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
IRISH ARTIST SHEILA MOYLAN PRESENTS HER FIRST SOLO EXHIBITION, FIRE IN THE HEAD
Irish artist, harpist, and singer Sheila Moylan will present her first solo exhibition at SET Ealing’s gallery space this November, marking a significant milestone since becoming a full-time artist three years ago.
A long-term studio holder at SET, Moylan’s art seamlessly weaves in and reinterprets the spiral, lozenge and circle designs inherent in Irish megalithic art, which dates back to 3,000 BCE, drawing upon its myths and poetry. Her figures, crafted from wire, charcoal, pencil, and ink, transport us to a long lost world, populated with shape-shifters, gods, goddesses, and time travellers.
Moylan’s work represents a collaboration with the megalithic artists of 5,000 years ago, following the fine thread of myth that links us to their legacy. The exhibition’s title is drawn from the line “I am the God who puts fire in the head,” originates from the oldest poem in the Irish language. The faded marks on ancient stones are brought to life through graphic art informed by Moylan’s research into the ancient art’s design principles. Beyond her visual art, Sheila is a composer and performer of her own music. For this exhibition, she’ll collaborate with musicians who have drawn inspiration from the exhibition’s themes to create a series of one-off live musical compositions.
Sheila Moylan writes:, “For me, this represents the culmination of years of unwavering dedication and scholarly pursuit. The ancient monuments of my native Ireland, exemplified by sites like Newgrange, have consistently inspired subsequent generations to reinterpret and superimpose their own ideas and beliefs upon them, given that the culture that erected them lacked a written language. This absence grants artists the unique opportunity to fill the voids left by archaeology, reaching into the past and grasping the thread of myth to breathe life into the stones, illuminating our innate need to connect with history.”
Performances: Saturday 25 November 4-6 PM featuring experimental musicians Flooded Access and