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Welcome to Millrace Gallery. We have just launched the Store side of Millrace Gallery and can be accessed by clicking the link below...

Gallery - here you can find galleries of past and recent paintings by Gerard McGourty.
Store - here you'll be able to see and purchase from our collection of Giclee archival fine art prints.
You can even have these framed in our gallery quality frames unique to Millrace Gallery.
Gallery Store

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Word of Art Essays available for download • Millrace Gallery - Modern Irish paintings from Fermanagh-born, Dublin-based contemporary artists Gerard McGourty. Paintings mainly oil on canvas or wood. Expressionist, modern, Irish Art Gallery Dublin. The paintings ,narrative, figurative , an amalgam of memory and the modern experience. millrace gallery, irish art gelleries, gerard mcgourty, gerry mcgourty, millracegallery, gerard mcgourty artist, paintings, oli on borad, oil on canvas, irish paintings, mill race gallery, millrace, paintings dublin, paintings gallery, blackrock, antique fair rds free tickets, art exhibition gerard mcgourty, art attractions in dublin ireland, gerarde mcgourty, expressionist art, contemporary narrative art, narrative oil paintings, framing, french frames, framing services, white-washed frames, gold leaf frames, old world frames, vintage frames, custom made frames, hand made frames, irish painters, irish modern artists, irish contamporary galleries, millrace art gallery, millrace art competition, mill race galery,

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Word of Art Essays available for download

We are happy to present the best essays in our compilation Word-of-ART Booklet. 

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Please feel free to download (1,4mb PDF) the booklet Word of Art here.

 It was interesting and inspiring to read all the essays entered to our Word of Art competition. We hope this will encourage continuous observation and we believe the act of writing itself acts as an editor, to evolve your idea and share it. To this end we are inviting you to write an essay any time on your own subject and submit it to our website. We will aim to have best essays published in national media and contribute to the public debate on Irish art and cultural practice.

All the essays in the current list are interesting with close observation of the “condition of art”, it’s relevance, one’s own experience. An artist may have a different view of galleries, based on their experience, seeing them as not much more than retail outlets. An academic or poor wee art critic may want something else to chew on, like,  is it up to what has been happening in New York 20 years ago.

It is interesting how art can have a universal connection from Imola Feldbergs insightful observations in South Africa, or Jan Erik Rekdals observations from memory, to Aurelie Montfrond or Darren Caffrey or Joe Nihilistic experience as artists. Again thank you for all your essays and please let’s keep the conversation going!

Millrace Gallery is proud to announce the final winners of the competition:

1st prize goes to Tony Suttle  - 'Dictionary of Living Irish Artists' by Robert O'Byrne.
2nd prize goes to Jan Erik Rekdal  - Subscription to Irish Arts Review
3rd prize goes to Valerie McHugh – original print Gerard McGourty.

Congratulations to all participants! Let’s keep the conversation going – if you would like to add anything to the debate on Irish art and galleries, please email us with a 500-word long essay to:

Word-of-ART competition was kindly supported by Ros Drinkwater (Sunday Business Post), Irish Arts Review, Centre for Creative Practices, Dun Laoghaire Gazette, Newstalk, Sol Art Gallery.  

All images: courtesy of Gerard McGourty / Millrace Gallery

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