Feb 25, 2016
Sligo sculptor Hugh McGettigan is bringing his exhibition Preliminary Structures to the Hyde Bridge Gallery - opening on March 1st. Hugh works with salvaged materials and his sculptures are reworked as multiple sculptures before taking their current form. Remnants of previous use become a documentation of previous structures creating a dialogue with past and present works. Hugh McGettigan went to Summerhill college and recently graduated from the Institute of Art, Design and Technology in Dun Laoghaire with a 1st Class Honours in Visual Arts Practice. His Sculptural works create playful tensions. To date he has been working largely with ready made and found materials which show traces of a previous use. This July he has been selected for The RDS Student Arts Award Exhibition. He has exhibited in galleries in Dublin, Sligo and Helsinki. He has recently been awarded an ‘Individual Artist Bursary ’by Leitrim County Council. He is currently undertaking a studio residency in The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon Co.Leitrim.