‘Myth and Memory” – a new exhibition by Julie Murphy opens at Strule Arts Centre

10th January 2022

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“Myth and Memory”, a new exhibition exploring the link between myths, stories, neuroscience and drawing in the exploration of the human narrative of memory, opened in Strule Arts Centre Omagh on Thursday 6 January 2022.

The exhibition, featuring the work of local artist, Julie Murphy, imagines a world where everything consists of lines that interconnect human experience and the search for healing.

An art therapist, currently working in Wave Trauma Centre, Omagh, Julie has witnessed at first hand, the power of art to transform lives and process memories. Her respect for both ancient healing myths and ritual as well as new discoveries in neuroscience is reflected in this collection of etchings, drawings and sculpture.

Julie had previously enjoyed success in the 2019 1 FT SQ exhibition competition, organised by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council which earned her a residency at the prestigious Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Annaghmakerrig, Co Monaghan. “Myth and Memory” is Julie’s first solo exhibition.

In support of the exhibition, Julie will deliver a talk about her work at the Gallery at Strule Arts Centre on Monday 17 January 2022 commencing at 11 am.

To book a free place at the talk, please visit the Strule Arts Centre website at struleartscentre.co.uk/whats-on/  or telephone Strule Arts Centre box office on 028 8224 7831.

The exhibition will run until 29 January 2022. The Gallery is open from Monday – Saturday 9.30am – 5pm and admission is free. Covid-19 mitigations are in place at Strule Arts Centre to ensure the continued health and wellbeing of staff and visitors.