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Janet Mullarney, 1952–2020

Alpha and Omega2003

Janet Mullarney trained as a furniture restorer in Italy before becoming a well-known and innovative wood-sculptor. Her work draws on history and personal experience of life in Catholic Ireland and Italy which she expresses in her sculptures and installations, using a mixture of traditional techniques, found or recycled objects and new materials.

MediumPlexiglass shelves, led lights, bronze
Dimensions Unframed, 90 x 15 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Purchase, 2004
Item NumberIMMA.1658
Copyright For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
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Janet Mullarney, Alpha and Omega, 2003, Plexiglass shelves, led lights, bronze, Unframed, 90 x 15 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Purchase, 2004

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About the Artist

Janet Mullarney 1952–2020

Irish artist Janet Mullarney attended the Accademia di Belle Arti and Scuola Professionale di Intaglio, Florence. Incorporating a range of materials including bronze, wood, plaster, foam, cloth, glass and wax, her dynamic sculptural works reference religious iconography, art history and human relationships. Mullarney’s work is represented in public collections including that of the Arts Council, the OPW, and Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane.

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We would like to advise our visitors that our Main Reception area is closed for renovation from 22 April until mid-June. A temporary reception is open on the ground floor next to the original main entrance. There are three exhibitions to visit  Hilary Heron: A Retrospective; Derry Film & Video Workshop and Self: Determination: Artists Commissions. IMMA’s shop, café and gardens are all open.