Donagh Carey was invited by the Catherine Hammond Gallery to have one of his paintings featured at VUE 2015, the annual art fair held at the Royal Hibernian Academy in early November. The exhibition is Ireland's most prestigious showcase for the top galleries and provides investors, collectors and visitors the opportunity to view the work of leading Irish contemporary artists.
The 'Epoch' series is a body of work informed by the entrances to the Monastic Hermitage on Skellig Michael, one of the Skellig Islands seven sea miles off the coast of Valentia. The remote Hermitage was built by monks in the 6th Century and inhabited for six hundred years before it was abandoned. This painting is a response to Donagh Carey's experiences on Skellig Michael.
The Catherine Hammond Gallery represents some of Ireland's leading contemporary artists and has held exhibitions for Hughie O'Donoghue, Donald Teskey and Charles Tyrrell. For twelve seasons the gallery was based at Glengarriff and is due to reopen in March 2016 in Skibbereen.