Artists

Margaret Cahill

 

Memory Still 1  Collage

  

Margaret Cahill’s work is concerned with memory and time and reflects on the nature of our relationship to landscape whilst acknowledging contemporary anxieties in an increasingly unstable world.

She uses her own photographs as source material as well as appropriated images from a variety of media.

These images are the principle source for series of paintings and collages that are informed by a particular place yet allow for a universal resonance. They explore the possibility of multi-layered narratives:  the sense of places known and unknown - incidents remembered and imagined - the elusive nature of memory, both collective and personal.

‘I was immediately drawn to her epic, cinematic landscapes. I kept wanting to return to their stillness and mystery.’

James Walmsley. Curator and Director Artland Gallery

Her interest in abandoned sites containing resonances of social, political and historic shifts has resulted in travel to places such as a shelled Roma village in Kosovo and an ex Soviet Military Airbase on the Baltic coast.

She was visiting lecturer in Fine Art at the University of Bolton 2003-2008 and has exhibited widely in London and the UK as well as internationally.

Work is held in the collection of Salford Museum and Art Gallery, South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust and Halliwells as well as private collections in the UK, Europe and America.

 

Links

www.margaretcahill.co.uk

www.foursquarearts.co.uk

www.artlandgallery.co.uk/infobutterflies.htm

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2013   Temporary Shelter,  Lowry Hotel, Manchester

 
2009   Butterflies in Rain, Artland Gallery, Manchester
 
2006   All The Empty Places, Cornerstone Gallery, Liverpool
 
2006   A Place Apart, Lowry Hotel, Manchester
 
2005   Cold Front, Atkinson Gallery, Southport
 
2004   Letters Never Sent, Comme Ca Art Gallery, Manchester
 
2001   In a Room, Chorlton Mill Gallery, Manchester
 
2000   Dreams and Visions, Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester
 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 
2016    Olydo Berlin 2016, Deutsche Kreditbank AG, Berlin
 
2015    Forgotten Stories, International Peace Conference, Liverpool Hope University
 
2014   Ten, Cornerstone Gallery, Liverpool
 
2013   Land,Sea and Sky, Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk
 
2012   Genius Loci : A Sense of Place, Store Street Gallery, London
 
2012   Nature as Mind, Redchurch St Gallery, London
 
2010   London Art Fair and Art London, Four Square Fine Arts
 
2009   Xmas Exhibition, Four Square Fine Arts, Cork St. London
 
2009   Art Territories, Capital of Culture Project, Vilnius, Lithuania
 
2008   Edgecentrics, Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre, Liverpool
 
2005   Mind Where You Look, Gallery Oldham and Fairfield Hospital
 
2004   Ritual Bodies,The Walker, Liverpool
 
2003   Thermo 03, The Lowry, Salford
 
2003   Starting a Collection, Art First, Cork St. London
 
2001   Paperworks, Bury Art Gallery
 
2001   Corpus, Storey Gallery, Lancaster
 
2000   Beginnings, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
 
1999   Networking, P-House Gallery, Tokyo and New York
 

1998   Past Impressions/New Perspectives, Commission for Salford Art Gallery
 
1998   Bible of Networking, Konstakuten Gallery, Stockholm
 
1997   Intalinka  Lannemaa Gallery, Estonia and Chapman Gallery,   Salford University  

 

 

Cabin  Oil and mixed media on canvas

 

 Contamination Blues  Oil and mixed media on canvas

 

Pleasure Boat  Oil and mixed media on canvas

 

Water Rising  Oil and mixed media on canvas