Austin McQuinn – Hypercarbon – A solo exhibition commissioned by The Source Arts Centre Thurles

Visual artist and writer Austin McQuinn lives and works on Slievenamon, in South Tipperary. He has had solo exhibitions and performances at DCP, San Francisco, Project, Dublin and Butler Gallery and Kilkenny Castle. His work is held in public and private collections in Ireland, UK and USA. He committed to working at the intersections of visual cultures and performance, bio-politics, cultural anthropology, posthumanism, performance philosophy, human-animal studies and contemporary art and live art practices.

Austin McQuinn - Hypercarbon - A solo exhibition commissioned by The Source Arts Centre Thurles

Ink on Canvas 2020

Austin McQuinn’s studio practice includes Irish and international solo and selected group exhibitions, major public sculpture commissions, commissioned exhibitions and installations, projects in arts in the community, arts in healthcare, supported by local authorities, the Arts Council of Ireland and Culture Ireland and private collections.


Hypercarbon is Austin’s first solo exhibition in Tipperary, and was specially commissioned by The Source Arts Centre, Thurles.


In Hypercarbon, Austin McQuinn uses a range of carbon-based materials including Chinese Ink, bog oak, bog deal, packing paper, quartz, bees wax and his own body to make new work for this exhibition in Thurles. The intense energy in the work expresses a hypersensitivity to these materials, forging connections between the molecular and the cosmological. The Exhibition officially launches at 2pm, Saturday 12 September and runs until Saturday 17 October, 2020.


Gallery Opening Hours:

10am to 5pm from Tuesday to Friday

2pm to 5pm on Saturdays


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