Minister Officially Opens Swords Artist’s Exhibition

Swords ArtistPictured are Swords artist, Matt Cullen and Minister James Reilly at the opening of Matt's first solo art exhibition, entitled Turning Full Circle

Local Minister, James Reilly officially opened Swords based artist, Matt Cullen’s first solo art exhibition, entitled ‘Turning Full Circle’ at Filmbase, Temple Bar.
Friends, family and art enthusiasts gathered together as Matt unveiled his first solo exhibition in support of the Irish Lung Fibrosis Association. Matt, who lives in Swords, has suffered with the life debilitating disease, Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) for over five years and credits the work of ILFA (Irish Lung Fibrosis Association) in IPF patient care, support and education as an incomparable support throughout his ongoing illness. For this reason, Matt launched the exhibition with proceeds going towards ILFA’s immeasurable work.
Guests enjoyed a night of goodwill and great art, as Matt exhibited a marvellous selection of his contemporary and abstract artwork, which celebrates the circle of life while also allowing him to express himself as an IPF patient.
In launching ‘Turning Full Circle’, Minister Reilly said: ‘With over 800 individuals being diagnosed with the incurable, life threatening disease each year, it is an unfortunate reality that we must address. Matt’s exhibition is a great example of the power of art in expression, giving people an insight into the twists and turns of life as an IPF patient and also urges us all to play our part in raising awareness and much needed funds to support IPF patients and their families.’
‘Turning Full Circle’ exhibition ran Filmbase, Temple Bar up until Saturday 28th of March, free of charge, with 20 per cent of all proceeds made, going towards supporting the work of ILFA and to provide funding for research and the development of new treatments for Lung Fibrosis.