The Dock – Ruby Wallis & Joe Hanly

Django Film Still 2012
Ruby Wallis
Moving Stills

Moving Stills explores the representation of a utopian community in the west of Ireland. Using the medium of film and photography, the work seeks to explore the auto-biographical difficulties and philosophical challenges posed by representing a community in which Wallis came to live as a child.

Ruby Wallis is a practice based PhD researcher with National College of Art & Design, Dublin (NCAD) and GradCAM. She completed her M.A. in Documentary Photography in 2007 at The University of Newport, Wales and a Degree in Painting at GMIT, 2004.

One of Its Legs 2′ Archival pigment print on Fabriano paper stretched onto canvas
Joe Hanly
One of its Legs is Both the Same

Work for One of Its Legs is Both the Same consists of painting / montage and digitally generated print into which are gathered as diverse a selection as possible of unassociated items of content, familiar, partially familiar and completely unfamiliar. They are set into paradoxical relationships of an abstract and / or choreographic order in which the elements themselves are left to find their own dialogs, seeking to tap an innate aesthetic we all possess and invite new readings from unanticipated associations.

Joe Hanly studied Fine Art at .N.C.A.D graduating in 1977 and again later receiving a MA in Fine Art at NCAD in 2001. He co-founded The Screenprint Workshop 1977 and was a founder member of Temple Bar Gallery and Studios in 1983. He is a lecturer in Fine Art at D.I.T. School of Art and Design 1984 until the present and lectured in Fine Art Print, Dunlaoghaire School of Art and Design 1981-84

We look forward to seeing you at the exhibiton opening
Best Wishes
The Dock Visual Arts Team