Vera Klute | Breakage
| 2020 | Oil on board | 130 x 350cm
For Culture night 2022 the Arts Council will
maintain its proud tradition of showcasing a selection of works recently added
to its extensive Visual Art Collection.
This year we are delighted to once again
welcome audiences to share these works in person at the Arts Council’s
buildings in Dublin as part of Culture night.
Works by many of Irelands most distinguished
and celebrated artists will be shown on the night including recently acquired
pieces by: Helen Blake, Vivienne Dick, Eleanor Duffin, Paul Hallahan, Andreas
Kindler Von Knobloch, Vera Klute, Colm Mac Athlaoich, Leanne McDonagh, Rajinder
Singh, Kathy Tynan, Suzanne Walsh and Marcel Vidal.
The works on show from the Collection
showcase the Arts Councils ongoing commitment to purchasing excellent and
ambitious works of art which reflect the amazing standard of contemporary Irish
visual arts practice and which both engage with and represent Ireland today.
In addition to the artworks on display in
Merrion Square on the night the Arts Council Collection can also be seen
throughout the country as part of ongoing exhibitions and long term display in
public buildings such as hospitals, universities and schools.
For those who won’t be able to visit in
person on the night we are sharing some insight on each of the artist and
artworks which will be on display:
‘This painting is from
a series of works that Klute made during, and in response to, the COVID-19
In this new vacuum,
nature takes centre stage in her work. The palette throughout is dark with
occasional details of bright and saturated colour. The scenes are alive with an
abundance of flora, where the chaos of plants dissolves into natural patterns.
Featuring parks and landscapes from North Dublin City, the artist guides the
viewer off the main road, down the pathways and into the thicket.
Since graduating in Fine
Art from IADT, Vera Klute has held solo exhibitions at the RHA Gallery, the
Butler Gallery, Kilkenny, and The LAB, Dublin. She has shown in group
exhibitions at Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin,
VISUAL, the Crawford Art Gallery, and regularly at the RHA and RUA annual
She won the 2015
Hennessy Portrait Prize and in 2019 won the Dublin City Council commission to
commemorate the singer Luke Kelly with a sculpture in Dublin 1.’
Since 1962, the Arts Council has been buying
art from working artists. The Collection that evolved tells the story of modern
and contemporary Irish visual art in a unique and fascinating way. Today the
Collection continues to grow and its almost 1,300 paintings, sculptures and
other works are on display in public spaces all over Ireland for people to
experience and enjoy first hand.
Explore the Collection and more on
our website here.