‘’Māteria Manus’’ is the debut solo exhibition of recent works by Shania McDonagh.
Shania McDonagh a multidisciplinary visual artist from Co. Mayo, in the west of Ireland. In 2020, she graduated with a first-class honours Degree in Contemporary Art from the Centre for Creative Arts and Media, GMIT, and is currently undertaking a Masters in Creative Practice at CCAM.
Her work draws from a variety of disciplines including science, philosophy, literature and mythology. Recently, her study has led her to undertake research placements in the Anatomy Department at NUIG.
McDonagh has won numerous national awards, and in 2020, was awarded the Academic Achievement Award for BA Contemporary Art. In 2015, she was part of the exhibition ‘Mayo God Help Us’, at Claremorris Gallery, selected by Patrick T Murphy, director of RHA and Catherine Marshall, former head of Collections at IMMA. She has exhibited work both nationally; in Dublin city Hugh Lane Gallery, The Hunt Museum Limerick, Highlanes Gallery Drougheda, Cork Vision Centre, and internationally; at The International High School Arts Festival in Tokyo, Japan.