Rosie McGurran is a Belfast born artist who lives and works in Roundstone, Connemara. She is a graduate of the Belfast School of Art and former Fellow of the British School at Rome. Her work has taken her around the world with exhibitions and residencies in the U.S., Australia, Italy, Iceland, France and Norway. She recently exhibited at the Irish Arts and Writers Festival in San Francisco and is currently preparing for a major solo exhibition in Belfast. Rosie McGurran is a member of the Royal Ulster Academy. Rosie’s horse is titled “Cure”. St. Brigid is the inspiration for this work. After visiting holy wells in Kildare it became the central narrative. On Brigid’s Eve many years ago in Connemara, I saw a person gather reeds for the Brigid’s cross from a pond in darkness lit by moonlight. This became the starting point for this work. Such simple acts continue long standing beliefs and hopes for cures and care which we all need in our lives.
One of a bespoke collection of specially commissioned life-size resin horse sculptures which have been exclusively painted by some of Ireland’s leading equine and contemporary artists to raise funds for Sensational Kids & The Irish Injured Jockeys.