The Playhouse Theatre and Arts Centre
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Friday, May 31, 2019
5-7 Artillery St Derry / Londonderry BT48 6RG
Northern Ireland
The Playhouse Derry City

Exhibition of Paintings



@ The Playhouse Derry

Everyone is welcome to the Exhibition Opening

on Friday 10th May from 6pm to 8pm

The Exhibition continues until May 31st 2019

Viewing times are The Playhouse Opening times

Eamon McAteer left his ‘Historic City’ of Derry, in the northwest of Ireland, for London in 1974 to study a foundation course at Saint Martin’s School of Art and later completed a fine art honours degree at The Slade School of Art London and a postgrad year in Goldsmiths’ College UCL. He returned to live and work in his native Derry in 1979, as an artist and art teacher, having secured a full-time teaching post in Thornhill College, Derry. In 2002 he was appointed Head of Art and Design. He was awarded first prize in the Derek Hill Special Award at the Open Submission Exhibition, Glebe Gallery County Donegal in 2005 and was short-listed in 2008, with five international artists, for The Foyle Public Art Project, an open international competition, at that time the largest public art project in Ireland.

As Directing Artist Eamon was commissioned by Thornhill College Derry to design and install a large scale sculpture called ‘Stepping Out’ on top of a twenty five square metre unique hand built mosaic entitled ‘Light Dance’. The work commenced in 2008 and was completed in 2012.

Eamon work is wholly original. He is best known for paintings which are partially revealed and hidden by the bursts of colour and textures that envelops them; his work creates a magical effect and yet, they curiously have a familiar feel to them. He uses his selective visual memory to realise the work: deriving from disparate visual sources that may transiently connect to Irish psyche subjects. Eamon is an exceptionally thoughtful, introspective artist. Now just retired from teaching art, at Thornhill College Derry, Eamon is very much at home, literally and metaphorically with his art. He is currently Art Facilitator in The Playhouse in Derry.

For further information you can contact Eamon McAteer at email; [email protected] or phone; 07856864365 or Instagram; eamonmcateer or contact The Playhouse Derry City 02871268027