Talented Member of the Nolan Clan
would like to introduce you to Brendan Nolan his cousin, who is a professional
singer, songwriter and musician in America. He has perfected his craft and is
making quite a name for himself across the water. He has been blessed with a rich
Irish voice and an Irish way with words, visit his website www.brendannolan.com
and learn more about Brendan and his music.
Internazionale Dell Arte Contemporanea
chosen work for the Florence Biennale is in his modern figurative style. It is
exploring the idea of real communication. The images are a metaphor for the human
race. If we really listen to each other on a world scale, perhaps we could achieve
world peace, or at least move towards peace rather than moving further away from
it. In many cases we can say much more without words. John believes that art as
a visual language is much more expressive than mere words. The colour blue is
used , because we all live on the same planet, and from a distance planet earth
seems to radiate a blue colour. He uses this blue as another means of symbolising
the human race. |
"Biennale Internazionale Dell Arte Contemporanea" (The florence Biennale,
Italy) will take place in Florence on the 6th to the 14th of December 2003.
I and II - "If You Listen - You Can Hear", 30"x40", Acrylic on Stretched Canvas
New Departure For Artist John Nolan
Kenny opening John's exhibition at the Westin.
is launching his first exhibition of Abstract
work at; The Exchange Restaurant, The Westin Hotel, Westmoreland Street,
College Green, Dublin 2 - on Tuesday 4th November 2003. The show will continue
until 29th of February 2004.
this show John moves away from his modern figurative style and explores colour,
a favourite subject of his, in the Abstract form. The show displays work completed
over a 7 month period , fuelled by a 30 year passion for colour.
& his Mother at the Westin Exhibition
at the Westin Exhibition
at the Westin Exhibition
Cow Parade - June 2003
is one of the Irish artists selected to design a cow for CowParade , a commercially
sponsored public art event where the sale of the art cows benefit various charities.
80 - 100 life - size fibreglass cows are placed on the streets of a host city
for three to four months.At the end of this period the cows are rounded up and
| || |
cow is sponsored by Glen Dimplex.The cow is 7 feet long 4 feet high and 2 feet
wide , the title of John's cow is "PSY-COW-DELIC".
portrait covers facade of Joyce House - June 2003
Ushers Island is located on the south quays of the the river Liffey in Dublin
City. It was the home of James Joyce's Aunts, Mrs. Lyons and Mrs. Callanan, the
setting for James Joyce's short story " The Dead " the last story in Joyce's book
," Dubliners" . After years of neglect, the house is undergoing a restoration
| || |
Ushers Island Trust Ltd. invited John Nolan to paint a portrait of Joyce. The
portrait has been enlarged and printed on a banner 27 feet high by 22 feet wide,
it will cover the facade of the building while restorations continue. Now Joyce
can yet again gaze out on his beloved Anna Livia Plurabelle.
- Artists and Illustrators Magazine - June 2003
is featured in A&I Artists and Illustrators Magazine June 2003. The article is
featured as a regular slot, exploring the lives and working methods of disparate
artists. The piece is called - Finishing Touches - " Irish painter John Nolan
explains the use of motifs and colour in his art, and his journey into abstract
exhibition of new works by John Nolan and Niamh Harding Miller
Professor Gary Granville and John at the opening
by Professor Gary Granville, Head of Faculty of Education, NCAD Wednesday 16th
April from 7pm - 9pm.
Exhibition runs until 27th April 2003 Gallery opening hours:
- Sat 11 - 6.00pm, Sun 1 - 6pm.
Stores - February 2003
John completed a commission in collaboration with the architects - Newenham Mulligan
and Associates for Roches stores new restaurant - Melt - in the Frascati Centre
, Blackrock, Dublin. The painting is on a stretched canvas and measures 32" in
height and 118" in length!
Nolan - Calendar 2003
John launches his 2003 calendar. In collaboration with Wood PrintCraft Group ,
one of the largest printing groups in Ireland, 12 images of John's work were chosen.