Exhibition: ‘Gimme Some Wine’ 23 paintings by Chris Gollon in response to Eleanor McEvoy’s song
To coincide with Eleanor’s new album ‘Gimme Some Wine’, IAP Fine Art has curated a new online exhibition. It comprises 23 paintings by Chris Gollon that were a response to the song ‘Gimme Some Wine’, which Eleanor had dedicated Chris, having taken inspiration from one of his paintings. The paintings––some of which also feature on the album sleeve–– are the climax of a two-year period of artistic boundary crossing between singer-songwriter Eleanor McEvoy and British painter Chris Gollon (1953 – 2017), which is now the subject of an award-winning short documentary. From 2015 – 2017, a very creative to-and-fro of images and lyrics took place, since they literally spoke to each other through their work, each taking the other’s art form to somewhere new. A new ISBN-numbered fine art catalogue accompanies the exhibition with texts by Eleanor McEvoy, curator Wilfrid Wright and art historian Mary Rose Beaumont. To view the exhibition: Gimme Some Wine.
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I’m delighted to announce a new project “BETTER NORMAL,”a concept concert based around Skiffle Music. It was filmed in the O’Reilly Theatre, Dublin on the 14 & 15th of August and will begin streaming internationally from 27 August.
BETTER NORMAL is an upbeat uptempo skiffle show to warm the heart & lift the spirits. The show has a 5 piece band, 3 piece ‘New Orleans’ style brass ensemble & 10 piece gospel choir and will celebrate the dawning of our post pandemic life-not back to normal, but instead creating a Better Normal.
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The award-winning short documentary ‘GIMME SOME WINE: The Story of a Song’ is being shown this weekend at a London film festival where it won ‘Best Documentary’, and you can buy tickets to see it here: https://www.londonwebfest.co.uk/. With a contribution from Lloyd Cole, and interviews with Eleanor McEvoy, it tells the story of Eleanor’s two-year experiment in artistic boundary crossing with British painter Chris Gollon, which lead to a beautiful new song and 23 new paintings. ‘Gimme Some Wine’ is the title track and latest single released from the forthcoming new album.
Gimme Some Wine available here
My new single “Almost Beautiful” is out today, 12 March, 2021. In celebration of the release, I did a socially distanced photo shoot of statues in Dublin City Center. The wonderful photos were taken by Scott Hayes and are the perfect accompaniment to the song. “Almost Beautiful” is available on all digital platforms here. I’ll be bringing out my album as soon as I’m back on the road. Here’s hoping that won’t be too long.
Hi all, Here is my BRAND NEW SONG, it’s called “SCARLET ANGELS”An homage to the healing power of friends and music .Many people believe in beings that guide us from above, but I have found that most times in life, it’s the incredible friends and good souls that mind us here on earth that make a difference. I wrote this song just after the “Woman’s Heart Orchestrated” concerts in the National Concert Hall in Dublin and the National Opera House in Wexford with Maura O’Connell, Wallis Bird and the RTE Concert Orchestra. The concerts were amazing. We wore red on stage and raised the roof, a thousand voices sang along. It was a joy . Out on Friday 13th November. SCARLET ANGELS
A third night for “A Woman’s Heart Orchestrated”, at the National Concert Hall, has been added: Wednesday 19 February. Tickets for the first two dates flew out the door so if you’re interested, don’t hang around… Tickets can be purchased here
As most of you know Chris Gollon and I were creative companions for two years beginning with my ‘Naked Music’ album, when he gave focus and twenty four paintings to my solo music project. A painting for nearly every song and more…
When I played at the opening of his Naked Music’ exhibition in London, I surprised him by singing a song I had written inspired by a painting from the exhibition, ‘Dreaming of Leaving’ that was, in turn, inspired by a song on ‘Naked Music’.
The song was called “Gimme Some Wine”. This song gave inspiration to a whole exhibition on the theme of “Gimme Some Wine”.
I was devastated when Chris, my friend and fellow artist, passed away. In his memory a major solo museum exhibition ‘CHRIS GOLLON – Beyond the Horizon’ is being held at Huddersfield Art Gallery 12 Oct 2019 – 04 Jan 2020. It will be a retrospective of Chris Gollon’s paintings partially inspired by music or music lyrics, from those of Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Talk Talk, Thurston Moore to those that came out of our collaboration. I’m really pleased to playing a part in this wonderful exhibition.
Friday. 31.08. Glórach Theatre, Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick, Ire
Friday. 21.09. Culture Night at Muckross Schoolhouse, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ire
Saturday. 20.10 Nenagh Arts Centre, Banba Square, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, Ire
Friday, 16.11. Suhl, Kulturbaustelle
Saturday, 17.11. Werdohl
Sunday, 18.11. Münster, Schnabulenz Monday
Wednesday, 21.11. – Cologne, Lichtung
Friday, 23.11. Bad Bentheim, Konzert im Museum
Saturday, 24.11. Stemwede
Sunday, 25.11. Karlsruhe, Schalander
Thursday, 29.11. Kaiserslautern, Salon Schmitt
Friday, 30.11. Deizisau / Zehnscheuer
Saturday, 1.12. Schwieberdingen / Rathaus
Sunday, 2.12. Metzingen / Hirsch
I’m delighted to be back on @VintageTV. Please join me for Live with…Eleanor McEvoy Wednesday 17 May at 22.30