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A Dream Within A Dream

27 Oct 2023 - 27 Nov 2023

Tadhg Mae Projects is delighted to present its inaugural exhibition, A Dream Within A Dream, featuring Ivor Abrahams celebrated 1976 print porBolio, E.A Poe: Tales and Poems. Abrahams’ spine-chilling series is a vivid evocation of the supernatural in 20 works, inspired by the poems and writing of E.A Poe, including such wellknown gothic classics as The Sphinx, The Raven and Dream Within A Dream.

Opening our doors during the season of Samhain or Halloween, A Dream Within A Dream is a celebration of the eerie season in the magical location of Hastings Old Town: a place steeped in history, folklore and wonder.

Founded by Harriet Delaney-Onslow, Tadhg Mae Projects will present a changing programme of exhibitions by artists who practice within the realms of the esoteric, folk and mystical; creating work which explores the magic of the natural world.
Speaking about the unusual choice of name, Harriet commented, ‘I wanted a name which meant something and have always loved the name Tadhg, the name of many Gaelic Irish kings from the 10th to the 16th centuries; it signifies poet, philosopher and storyteller. Mae has Roman origins and is the name of the goddess of spring, as well as being is the origin of the word ‘May’ – also my birth month.’

The gallery will present a programme of talks and events exploring the themes of each exhibition. Tadhg Mae Projects will also incorporate Tadhg Mae Pages, original prints, antiquarian and art books. Delaney-Onslow is a gallerist with more than 25 years expertise working in the visual arts in Asia, USA and the UK. She lives in Hastings with her husband Robert Delaney and Akhenaten the chihuahua


was an acclaimed British artist best known for his polychrome sculptures and his stylised prints of garden scenes. His career long exploration of new subject matter, novel techniques and materials lead him to be described as, ‘Europe’s equivalent of Robert Rauschenberg’.

Abrahams exhibited widely, including the landmark ICA exhibition ‘26 Young Sculptors’(1961), the retrospective of sculptural works staged at Yorkshire Sculpture Park (1984) and the comprehensive retrospective of his work staged at The Royal West of England Academy (2012). His work is held in numerous public collections including, Tate Gallery, Arts Council England, Victoria and Albert Museum, Museum of Modern Art NYC and Metropolitan Museum of Art NYC. Abrahams worked extensively with printmaking and these works were published and exhibited by Bernard Jacobson Gallery in London and the US. E.A Poe: Tales and Poems was originally commissioned by Jacobson and completed in 1976.

The porBolio was exhibited the Royal Academy of Arts exhibi7on Ivor Abrahams: Mystery and ImaginaOon (2011). A complete edi7on of this porBolio is held in the collection of the Tate.


Founded by Harriet Delaney-Onslow, Tadhg Mae is a new modern and contemporary art gallery in the heart of Hastings Old Town. Rooted in the rich tradition of Has7ngs ancient mythic culture, Tadhg Mae will be devoted to celebrating and exploring the mys7cal and otherworldly, presenting an exciting programme of accessible but rigorously curated shows by emerging and established artists, as well as workshops, talks and special events. Delaney-Onslow has over 25 years industry expertise in the visual arts in Asia, the UK and the USA, including fileen years of globetromng with Asian powerhouse Pearl Lam Galleries. She lives in Has7ngs with her husband Robert Delaney and Akhenaten the chihuahua


  • Date: 27 Oct 2023 - 27 Nov 2023
  • Location:51a George Street Has.ngs TN34 3EA
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