The Luan Gallery in Athlone is delighted to announce its autumn exhibition entitled Asymmetrical Warfare which will feature the work of award-winning Wicklow based figurative artist Conor Walton. The exhibition will include some new and previously unseen works by Walton, will be launched by Robert Ballagh on Saturday 17th August at 3pm with a wine reception to which all are welcome.
Dublin born Walton initially studied painting at National College of Art, Dublin and graduated with a Joint Honours Degree in the History of Art and Fine Art Painting before pursuing an MA in Art History at the University of Essex in the UK. He subsequently trained under Charles Cecil in Florence, Italy where he mastered the traditional skill of fine art drawing and colour before returning to Ireland in 1996 where he has remained in Wicklow painting full-time.
Walton has won numerous awards for his work including ModPortrait 2017, Arc Salon 2014/15, Portrait Ireland 2005, The Taylor Prize 1993 and was shortlisted for both the BP Portrait Award in 2005, and the Golden Fleece Award in 2011. He has had fifteen solo exhibitions across Europe and America and has featured in many museum exhibitions including the National Portrait Gallery (London), MEAM (Barcelona), The National Gallery of Ireland, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery (Edinburgh).
Carmel Duffy, Manager says: “We are thrilled to present the work of Irish artist Conor Walton at Luan Gallery. We are delighted to bring the work of this internationally recognised artist to the audience of the Midlands municipal gallery. It is such an honour to be able to show Walton’s works, which have been shown and bought from museums and galleries across the world from the National Gallery of Ireland to the Winchester Museum UK, in a space of equal standing here in Athlone”.