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Éimear O’Connor interviews Margaret Irwin West
Born in India 1926, visual artist Margaret Irwin West is well known to Irish audiences in general, and to visitors to the Clifden Arts Festival in particular. From Cubism to Claddaghduff: A Retrospective is a celebration of Margaret’s recent election to Aosdána. The exhibition will feature paintings from the 1950s onwards, several of which demonstrate the influence of Parisian modernism, and her training with André LHote, along with a selection of her etchings from across the decades of her outstanding career.
The interview will focus on Margaret Irwin West’s artistic training in Dublin and Paris, her creative inspiration, and on the work in her retrospective exhibition in the Clifden Arts Festival this year. The exhibition, curated by Éimear O’Connor, is titled Margaret Irwin West. From Cubism to Claddaghduff, and is designed to celebrate the artist’s recent election to Aosdána. Éimear and Margaret have known each other for many years, so the interview will be very informal with audience participation encouraged.
Thanks to Lisa Caulfield.
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