Between Worlds: The Door to the Stolen Days

by Rosie McGurran, RUA

Rosie’s work sits between the two worlds of Belfast and Roundstone: often the backdrop of urban houses meets the clear blue Connemara sea.  Elements of life and loss appear with re-birth emerging victorious.  Veils are made from fishing nets, wild flowers sit surrounded by votive candles and offerings from nature, holy wells are adorned with ribbons, houses burst open their walls to reveal snapshot moments of past lives - a door to the stolen days.

 
I discovered three boxes of unresolved works in my studio and decided to work through the images and ideas presented. Some of the works were made some time ago and jolted my memory to re-work and finish the narratives. A period of time spent in Belfast over the past winter also gave me perspective on my work and relationship with Roundstone where I have almost exclusively worked for nearly two decades. I gained a deep appreciation of that relationship and the privilege of working in such a beautiful place.

 
The inherent natural and built environment of Roundstone lends itself as a backdrop to my work, as does the island of Inishlacken. Both places have become cornerstones of my practice not only as the settings of ensemble figurative narrative works, but also as they hold an edgy mystique under the obvious pretty surface. I explore ambiguous stories informed by the subconscious, history and personal experience. There is a constant search for the hidden story, the untold and inexpressible.”

 
Rosie McGurran is a Belfast born artist who received her degree in Fine Art in 1992.  A former member of Queen Street Studios and a long standing member of the Royal Ulster Academy, she now lives and works in Roundstone in Connemara.



The exhibition runs at the ArtisAnn Gallery from Thursday 4th July to Saturday 31st August.

Admission is free.

All art is available to buy, and may be collected/delivered after the exhibition ends.

You can also buy art from this exhibition through the Own Art scheme; giving you interest-free credit over 10 months  - and you still get to take the art home immediately the exhibition ends.

ArtisAnn Gallery
70 Bloomfield Avenue, Belfast, BT5 5AE

Gallery Opening Hours

Tue – Fri: 11am to 6pm
​Saturday: Noon to 5pm

St Anne's Well
Acrylic/Watercolour/Paper
49 x 42 cms (inc. Frame)
​​£750


​Available to buy at gallery or online within UK and Ireland (£20 postage)

​​Between Worlds; The Door to the Stolen Days
​Rosie McGurran RUA


Continues to Saturday 31st August

All Welcome 
Admission is free.


All art is available to buy, and may be collected/delivered after the exhibition ends.

You can also buy art from this exhibition through the Own Art scheme; giving you interest-free credit over 10 months  - and you still get to take the art home immediately the exhibition ends.

A Statue
​Acrylic/Watercolour/Paper
40 x 34 cms (inc. Frame)
​​£250


​Available to buy at gallery or online within UK and Ireland (£20 postage)

Making Hay
Acrylic/Watercolour/Paper
49 x 42 cms (inc. Frame)
​​£750


​Available to buy at gallery or online within UK and Ireland (£20 postage)

Fire Island Dream
Watercolour/Pen/Ink
49 x 42 cms (inc. Frame)
​​£750


​Available to buy at gallery or online within UK and Ireland (£20 postage)

Mis-placed
Acrylic/Watercolour/Paper
49 x 42 cms (inc. Frame)
SOLD

When the Tide Turned
​Pastel on Paper
104 x 94 cm (inc. Frame)
SOLD

Scan the Sky for Swallows
​Acrylic/Oil/Canvas
63 x 63 cms (inc. Frame)
​​£2,750


​Available to buy at gallery or online within UK and Ireland (£20 postage)

Thieves
Acrylic/Watercolour/Paper
49 x 42 cms (inc. Frame)
​​£750


​Available to buy at gallery or online within UK and Ireland (£20 postage)

Solstice
Ink and Paper
30 x 34 cms (inc. Frame)
​​SOLD

​Between Worlds; The Door to the Stolen Days
​Rosie McGurran RUA


Continues to Saturday 31st August

All Welcome 
​Admission is free


Bloody Fish
​Acrylic/Watercolour/Paper
55 x 62 cms (inc. Frame)
​​£750


​Available to buy at gallery or online within UK and Ireland (£20 postage)

A Patchwork of Fields, Inishlacken
Acrylic/Oil/Canvas
23 x 28 cms (inc. Frame)
​​SOLD

The Front of the Horse isn't Speaking to Me
Acrylic/Watercolour/Paper
49 x 42 cms (inc. Frame)
​​SOLD

Solstice Field
​Acrylic/Watercolour/Paper
40 x 34 cms (inc. Frame)
SOLD

High Tide
Acrylic/Watercolour/Paper
40 x 34 cms (inc. Frame)
SOLD

ArtisAnn Gallery
​Art Works

70 Bloomfield Avenue, Belfast, BT5 5AE

Opening Times
Tue - Fri: 11am to 6pm
Sat: Midday to 5pm

Private Viewings by Appointment

Email: mail@artisann.org
​Phone: 
077 263 263 90 (Ann)
​079 053 395 69​​​​​ (Ken)

The Dark Shore
​Pastel on Board
97 x 72 cms (inc. Frame)
SOLD

Gathering
​Acrylic/Watercolour/Paper
84 x 67 cms (inc. Frame)
SOLD

The Red House on the Corner
Acrylic/Watercolour/Paper
49 x 42 cms (inc. Frame)
​​£750


​Available to buy at gallery or online within UK and Ireland (£20 postage)

A Village
Acrylic/Watercolour/Paper
49 x 42 cms (inc. Frame)
SOLD

ART, EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS

Cadmium's Legacy
​Acrylic/Watercolour/Paper
31 x 26 cms (inc. Frame)
SOLD

The door to the Stolen Days
Acrylic/Watercolour/Paper
49 x 42 cms (inc. Frame)
SOLD

Precious Hoard
​Pastel on Board
97 x 68 cms (inc. Frame)
​​£1,550


​Available to buy at gallery or online within UK and Ireland (£20 postage)