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Austin McQuinn

‘Some signs are secret, some manifest’


31st March – 13th May 2023  

Solo Exhibition of new paintings, sculpture, and live art performance.

Curated by Helena Tobin.


‘Some signs are secret, some manifest’ is an exhibition of new work specifically created for the double-height atrium and galleries of South Tipperary Arts Centre, Clonmel. Austin McQuinn’s new paintings on ash wood panels and found antique prints are intensely gesso-ed, collaged and inked to psychedelic effect. The 17 foot ‘Tower’ of discarded Aran sweaters in the Atrium signals the unique Norman architecture of tower houses in South Tipperary and echoes an earlier installation McQuinn created in Kilmainham Gaol, presenting sweaters as totems to make a new tribal or fetish power-object for the Gallery.  


31st March – Opening of ‘Some signs are secret, some manifest’ at STAC

22nd April - ‘Imperial Lunatic’ a 24hr hour live-art installation/performance at STAC Chapel.

25th April -  In Conversation: Austin McQuinn & Fearghus Ó’ Conchúir


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