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Rayleen Clancy's Star Stuff

Star Stuff a solo exhibition of new work by Rayleen Clancy opens in Joan Clancy Gallery in Mweelahorna, Ring in the Co Waterford Gaeltacht near Dungarvan, July 14 - 28, daily 11am - 5pm including the weekends.

This new body of paintings are postcards from a Grand Tour of a dream inspired universe.

The artist is depicted in a self portrait titled Beacon Strategy, floating in a suspended state of consciousness, hair wafting above her in an antenna of tangles, radiating up to a multi coloured sky.

"Beacon Strategy is central to the overall work" explains Rayleen. "For several years the lady has rested in a state of hibernation, while her mind traversed the astral plane, searching for signs of life. Her visions of the universe are awe inspiring, unearthly worlds filled with breathtaking colours. The paintings in Star Stuff are the souvenirs from her travels."

Rayleen studied at National College of Art & Design, Dublin; San Francisco Art Institute; Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology; Waterford Institute of Technology. She holds a BA Honours Degree in Art and an NCVA Higher Dip in Visual Communications (Film Studies).

Solo exhibitions include Dyehouse Waterford; Excel Arts Centre, Tipperary; Shannon Airport; STAC Clonmel.

She exhibited in the Annual RHA Exhibition; Oisin Gallery Dublin; Highlanes Drogheda; Mullingar Arts Centre; The Old Market House Dungarvan; Wexford Arts Centre; Lismore Arts Centre; the Norman Gallery Enniscorthy; Greyfriars Municipal Gallery, Waterford; BANK Studios and in Joan Clancy Gallery.

Rayleen Clancy's work forms part of important corporate, civic and private collections worldwide including OPW; The Tannery, Dungarvan; KMD Dublin; Waterford City & Co Council; WIT. She is occasionally featured on RTE and on TG4s arts and entertainment programmes.

Joan Clancy Gallery is located in Mweelahorna, An Rinn near Ring College and the Cunnigar beach, 10k south of Dungarvan overlooking the stunning panorama of Dungarvan Bay and the Comeragh Mountains. Easy parking.

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