Sue Prince exhibition at Ashbourne

My Place, a solo exhibition by folk artist Sue Prince, is being staged as part of the Ashbourne Festival Fringe. 

It about where Sue lives and her place as a folk artist.  

Her folk art is like folk music only in paint; encompassing stories about people and their places, work, love, conflict and society.  

So far this year she has focused on two aspects – Ashbourne’s Shrovetide Football event with its astonishing bustle and energy crammed in the Georgian streets, and the works of Iona Opie who died last year.  

Iona and Peter Opie wrote The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren. The familiarity of many nursery rhymes conceal their sometimes sinister roots.

Sue makes her egg tempera paint and creates her work on linen and cotton canvas, where the texture plays an important part.  

In 2017 Sue created a new Ashbourne Treasure with the help of over 170 Ashbourne residents, The Ashbourne History Painting can be seen at the Library and other public places.

The exhibition runs from June 15-July 7 and Sue will be talking about her work on June 21 at the gallery from 7-8pm.