Hannah Mooney: Into the Landscape
Award-winning Irish artist Hannah Mooney’s latest exhibition of paintings draws from the sounds, smells and all-powerful wind of West of Ireland. Her new oil paintings displayed as part of Into the Landscape at The Scottish Gallery evoke light, darkness, depth, transience and drama.
With a focus on the landscape around her home in Mayo, Ireland, Mooney uses her deep knowledge of the landscape to observe how it changes and how landscape contains a human history in its patterns. The dark fens and bogs lend the tonality to Mooney’s palette and the works show her constant observation of light and weather as she meditates on her surroundings.
Into the Landscape is divided into the locations where Mooney has a deep connection, places that provide her with an ever-changing limitless subject. Mooney is a natural, instinctive painter who finds beauty and truth in experience. As a landscape painter she is at a remove from much of contemporary practice, but there is a connection within her work to other Irish painters, past and contemporary, who have been immersed in the same landscape: to Yeats, to Paul Henry and even Sean Scully in a shared tonality, palette and sheer enjoyment in the application of oil paint.
Hannah Mooney’s new compositions of landscapes and seascapes encompass mood and mystery. Inspired by her return to rural Ireland after living in the city of Glasgow, Mooney found refuge in the rugged landscape and began to blend her surroundings with her creative practice.
Hannah Mooney was born in Ireland in 1995 and she graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2017. In 2018, Hannah received the Art in Healthcare Award and Fleming Wyfold Art Bursary at the New Contemporaries exhibition at the Royal Scottish Academy. Hannah Mooney held her first solo exhibition with The Scottish Gallery, Notes from the West in 2019.
Tuesday - Friday: 11am - 5pm*
Saturday: 11am - 2pm
Sunday & Monday: closed
The Scottish Gallery, 16 Dundas Street, Edinburgh, Edinburgh County EH3 6HZ
Thu 2 Dec 2021 to Thu 23 Dec 2021