Material messages at R-Space gallery

The material messages exhibition runs until January 21.
The material messages exhibition runs until January 21.

THE work of nine Irish artists and makers who use diverse materials is on show at R-Space Gallery at 32 Castle Street Lisburn until January 21.

‘Material Messages’ shows how artists and makers use different approaches to the materials they choose to work with and the messages they wish to convey using those materials.

Donna Bates and John Piekaar are furniture makers who have collaborated together to produce an abstracted furniture piece with the title Snug.

Lesley Frew and Tara Murphy focus their jewellery making skills on recycling otherwise discarded materials to produce tasteful works of art while Adam Frew and Catherine Keenan handle Ceramics and Glass with a focus on colour and shape and its impact on your emotions,

Michelle Stephens and Joe Hogan tackle the problem of weaving and the satisfaction of technique and rhythm in making, from Joe’s baskets and sculptures to Michelle’s laser cut assemblages.

Patricia Murphy may seem the odd one out, but her works in fabric, colour, line and form add a mix that blurs the edges of natural and the manmade, a struggle that all the artists and makers in this show have in common.

Opening times, Wednesday to Saturday 11am to 5pm.