Original watercolour dragon from the book ‘The return of the Dragon’
Naomi is currently a parent in the school. Naomi came into the school last year to give a workshop to all the classes on illustration when she and Don Briggs published their second book ‘The return of the Dragon’. Naomi kindly donated two of her original ‘dragons’ and we have one displayed on the Infant corridor which the children love. We are delighted to be auctioning the second beautiful ‘dragon’.
Naomi has exhibited in both, solo and combined shows around Ireland. She’s also has had a significant number of commissions from both private and public bodies including the Office of Public Works in conjunction with artist and historian Peter Pearson at Dublin Castle. Some of her art works have been commissioned by the Carlton Hotels, Killeshin Hotel, and Newbridge Shopping Centre in Tullamore. She also has paintings in Dublin’s Shelbourne Hotel, Sligo Park Hotel, St. Luke Hospital and Castleknock College. AIB Bank in London. Naomi works in both watercolour and oils and her paintings have been exhibited regularly in many Irish art galleries.
Two limited edition prints
Anita is a past parent of METNS. She kindly donated three of her works ( Somewhere Else Series 1,2,3) when we opened our new building, and they can be seen in main corridor opposite the hall. Anita then donated these limited edition prints to the school when her last child was leaving METNS. We are so lucky to have these wonderful pieces of Art to auction.
Anita Groener was born in The Netherlands and is based in Dublin, Ireland. In 2005, she was elected a member of Aosdána. Until 2014 she was a lecturer at the Dublin Institute of Technology where she also served as the Head of Fine Art from 2004 to 2006.
In her latest exhibition Anita Groener explores the tissue of trauma and loss rooted in this question through drawings, large scale installations, film, and animation. The Past Is A Foreign Country asks what is it to be human today? is currently on show in Limerick City Gallery of Art.