Exhibition of works by leading Manx artist and photographer Cian Quayle

Points of Departure
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The Sayle Gallery is pleased to announce that 'Points of departure', an exhibition of works by leading Manx artist and photographer Cian Quayle, is being brought to the Island and opens to the public at the Gallery on March 4th.

Spanning a thirty year period, the exhibition of paintings, prints, photographs and object-based works, investigates ideas of 'place' and what lies between 'home' and elsewhere.

This fascinating exhibition with its strong Manx theme, explores interconnected ideas and subjects across a vast time frame spanning the ancient to the contemporary, using a diverse range of images which includes family paintings, keeills and references to Celtic history.

Through his insightful use of media, Cian conveys both the immediacy of a location and, through the processes of reproduction, the detachment from their place or origin.

Damian Ciappelli, Chairman of the Gallery commented: "The Sayle Gallery is delighted to be hosting 'Points of departure' which was first exhibited at the Grosvenor Museum in Chester in 2014/15 and has been revised and extended for exhibition at the Sayle Gallery."

"The metaphorical layering of Cian's work together with extensive research, is very much part of his practice. Each artwork, each found object, poem, film or short story, print or painting exhibited are intertwined to create a deeply thought-provoking exhibition. It seems fitting that an exhibition that references 'home', should be returning 'home' and, of course, back to the original point of departure."

Cian was born and raised on the Isle of Man and studied the Foundation course at the Isle of Man College. He then studied painting and printmaking at Bradford College (1986-91) and went on to study an MA in Fine Art at Winchester School of Art (1991-1992). In 2005 Cian received a PhD from Camberwell College of Arts (University of Arts London).

Cian is currently the Programme Leader for BA Photography at the University of Chester. He has exhibited extensively both in the British Isles and beyond.

'Points of Departure' runs from 4th March until 3rd April at the Sayle Gallery. The Gallery is open to the public Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 5pm and Sunday 1.30pm - 4.30pm. The Sayle Gallery is supported by the Isle of Man Arts Council.

The Sayle Gallery, The Colonnade, 1-3 Harris Promenade, Douglas, Isle of Man IM1 2HN. For more information on the exhibition and the Sayle Gallery: Tel: 674557. Email: info@sayle.gallery. Web: www.sayle.gallery.

A sponsored body of
The Department of Education, Sport and Culture
Rheynn Ynsee, Spoyrt as Cultoor
Isle of Man Government
Reiltys Ellan Vannin
Isle of man Government