Crazy Jane Opening, 13th June, 2017
12/6/2017

Crazy Jane at the Lake, oil on board, 200mm x 200mm, 2017

I will be exhibiting with 91 other artists at the Hamilton Gallery, Sligo. This year's small works theme is the Crazy Jane series of poems written by W.B. Yeats.
 
 
 
Conor Gallagher i Læsø, Luddes Hus, Byrum, 2017
9/6/2017
Pictured after the opening of my show at Luddes Hus, Byrum on the island of Læsø. The work was made from April 22nd to May 21st during a month's residency on the island. You can see the work here.
 
 
 
'Cityscrape I' chosen for RA Summer Exhibition, 2017
29/5/2017

Cityscrape I, scraped wax on photo paper, 190mm x 91mm, 2016

One of my cityscrape experiments using wax and scratching into photo paper has been accepted for this year's RA Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London from 13 June - 21 August 2017.
 
 
 
Happy Christmas 2016
24/12/2016

Inner City Lights, oil on gesso panel brought in to photoshop, 20 x 30 cm

This painting started out as something completely different and was saved when turned in to a dublin street scene. A bit of photoshopping with stars turned it in to a christmas image.
 
 
 
Catherine Hammond Group Christmas Show
8/12/2016

Dublin, October Early Morning, acrylic on gesso panel, 30 x 40 cm

Have five pieces in the Catherine Hammond end of year Christmas Show, including this recent piece, Dublin, October Early Morning, where I have been layering the paint surface with watered down acrylic. To see the complete group show click here.
 
 
 
RTE 1 Arena Show / Top Pick Cultural Gift 2016
3/12/2016

Got a lovely mention on RTE Radio 1 Arena this evening, Sorcha Kenny and Abie Philbin Bowman were asked for their Top Pick Inspiration Cultural Gift Idea for 2016. Abie Philbin Bowman “For the first time this year, I bought a piece of orginal art, something i thought I would never do. Local artist, a guy called Conor Gallagher (based in a cafe (The Chocolate Factory) near where I live in the upper floors, and he does lovely seascapes and landscapes. If it is a local artist you want to support or work that speaks to you in that way, it is a lovely thing to do. "
I will have work in the Catherine Hammond Gallery Christmas Show in Skibereen and if you want to see what I am doing these days, call in to the Chocolate Factory on Kings Inn’s Street. Blas is a great cafe on the ground floor.

Listen to the show here (around 10.18 in to the show)

 
 
 
20th National Open Art Exhibition 2016 Irish Regional Winner
29/10/2016
The two Irish Regional Winners at tonight's 20th National Open Art Exhibition Awards in Mercer's Hall, London, myself and Cara Gordon from Belfast. A big thank you to Jon Jackson who did a fantastic job framing my painting in the background "An Gabhlán Thoir II". Exhibition continues until November 4th.
 
 
 
RUA Opening, Oct 13, 2016
14/10/2016
Nice surprise at the Royal Ulster Academy Opening when I spotted my painting and found Jenny putting a sticker beside my painting 'Graphite Study II'. I think she thought I wanted to buy it and was too late. It was very nice to talk to her about the process (applying graphite powder on to photo paper add adding turps) and the inspiration (Sligo bay).
 
 
 
Culture Night at the Chocolate Factory
16/9/2016
If you are around the Chocolate Factory tonight, there is an exhibition by three artists who work on the second floor; Laura Butler, Paula Erraught and myself. Exhibition continues until the 24th September. Lots more going on for Culture Night in the building as well.
 
 
 
20th National Open Art Exhibition
01/9/2016

An Gabhlán Thoir II, acrylic on fabriano paper, 100cm x 70cm

Very happy to have had one of my Connemara paintings chosen for the 20th National Open Art Exhibition at Mercers' Hall, London in late October. Will be great to meet up with some of the artists from Wimbledon Art Studios.
 
 
 
RUA 135th Annual Exhibition
21/8/2016

Graphite Study IV, graphite on photo paper, 15cm x 10cm, 2015

Got the good news today that Graphite Study II has been accepted for this year's Royal Ulster Academy show. Was thinking of the mountains in Sligo when making it but there may be a touch of a Rio mountain hovering amongst them.
 
 
 
North by Northwest Visual Arts Exhbition
Boyle Arts Festival

21/7/2016

An Gabhlán Thoir I, acrylic on fabriano paper, 100cm x 70cm, 2016.

Delighted to be asked to take part in this year's Boyle Arts Festival. Chosen was An Gabhlán Thoir I, one of my Connemara series of paintings. The process involved a lot of scrubbing back and I was impressed with how tough the fabriano paper is.
 
 
 
A Terrible Beauty is Born
2/6/2016

Retribution, acrylic on canvas, 20cm x 20cm, 2016.

The Hamilton Gallery invited Ireland’s leading contemporary artists to create an image 20cm x 20cm inspired by W. B. Yeats’s poem Easter, 1916. Here is my painting, 'Retribution'. I wanted the painting to look like something found in the aftermath of the burning of the GPO. Paint was burned off and scraped away to give the effect I wanted. The show runs from 2nd June - 27th August.
 
 
 
RHA 186th Annual Exhibition
19/2/2016

North Inner City Rooftops, Oil on gesso board, 18cm x 14cm, 2015

Graphite Study IV, Graphite on photo paper, 15cm x 10cm, 2015

Very pleased to have had two pieces selected for this year's RHA Exhibition.
 
 
 
“New Art @ RSM”
26/1/2016
Have five paintings on display at the exhibition New Art@ RSM, One London Square Guildford, Surrey including this painting 'Nore Study', Acrylic on gesso board, 40cm x 30cm.
 
 
 
“After the Santa Run, Clapham Common”
20/12/2015
Happy Christmas to everyone and thanks for your support in 2015.
 
 
 
Irish Landscapes, London Irish Centre, Camden, December 12th 2015 - January 30th 2016
20/12/2015
Work hanging in the lobby of the London Irish Centre, there are 30 pieces in total.
 
 
 
Open Studios Art Fair, Wimbledon Art Studios, Nov 12-15, 2015
16/11/2015
Very good response to my work being shown at this exhbition. Was doing my bit for Irish tourism explaining to people the delights of the Sligo, Kilkenny and Dublin landscapes.
 
 
 
VUE National Contemporary Art Fair RHA Gallery, Dublin
5/11/2015

Barrow II, Acrylic on Aluminium, 50cm x 40cm, 2015

Barrow III, Acrylic on Aluminium, 50cm x 40cm, 2015

Delighted to be part of the Catherine Hammond Stand at the VUE Contemporary. By all accounts, it was the best one yet and there was a lot of good feedback to the work.
 
 
 
Culture Night at the Chocolate Factory
16/9/2015

Found wood on board 90cm x 43cm

As part of Culture Night at the Chocolate Factory, I exhibited this cityscape based on wood found on the roofttop and re-assembled.
 
 
 
Cairde Visual
7/7/2015

The Garavogue, oil and wax on board, 29.8cm x 39.5cm

Cairde Visual is on at the Hyde Bridge Gallery, Sligo, from Tuesday 7th July to Saturday 19th July. I have one piece on show.
 
 
 
Impressions and Portraits of W.B. Yeats
7/7/2015

20:20, photocopy and acetone on canvas 20 x 20cm

You are cordially invited to attend the opening of "Impressions and Portraits of W.B. Yeats" an exhibition of paintings by Invited Artists, at the Hamilton Gallery on Saturday June 13th at 1.00 pm. Yeats had very poor eyesight in one eye and I wondered what he might see if he were to look in the mirror. The strong graphic of one strong eyepiece appealed to me.
 
 
 
Of this Place
1/6/2015
Taking part in two shows in June and July with seven other local artists celebrating Yeats 150th Birthday. Off to El Ateneo in Madrid for the opening on the 11th June and hope to be in Sligo on July 2nd.
 
 
 
Open Studios Art Fair, Wimbledon Art Studios, Nov 12-15, 2015
16/11/2015
Interior of my studio for the May Wimbledon Art Show. Look forward to seeing you there.
 
 
 
WB Yeats' Landscape Exhibition Book
3/3/2015
A Limited Edition book about the Yeats' Landscapes Exhibtion is available at the Hamilton Gallery, Sligo, priced at only €4.
CONTACT ME IF YOU WOULD LIKE A COPY