Cee Morrissey

Category: Melt Collective

PhotoIreland 2013 | Siteation | July 18-24

Volunteer in Siteation

Volunteer in Siteation

from David Nugent's work "Once More With Feeling"

from David Nugent’s work “Once More With Feeling”

Karen Tierney's "Bloom"

Karen Tierney’s “Bloom”

Karen Tierney's "Bloom"

Karen Tierney’s “Bloom”

Opening Night


Turning Silver Out of Dark Grasses – PhotoIreland 2013

You and your guest are warmly invited to the opening of:

PhotoIreland Festival 2013 - New Irish Works

PhotoIreland Festival 2013 – New Irish Works

Austin Clarke wrote of the detrimental effect of the Irish Civil War on national pride and identity in The Lost Heifer. The symbolic young animal, with its capacity to bring light where it walked, is a subdued envisioning of a nationalist ideal that flared briefly with hope.

This exhibition brings together three diverse photographic practices which reconsider national identity against the flux of current times.

Turning Silver Out of Dark Grasses offers viewpoints beyond the headlines of popular media and includes a subjective commentary on the perception of Irish identity abroad, an imaginative re-working of an Irish literary classic and a thoughtful meditation on the daily unsung heroism around us.

The exhibition features new work by David Nugent, Karen Tierney and Cindy Morrissey  as part of the Canon Open Program during PhotoIreland Festival 2013.

Opening: Thursday, July 18th | 1830H
SITEATION | 12 Little Britain St | Dublin 7
Dates: July 18-24
Daily: 10-17H

Something very exciting in the making …


Postcards & Artist Notebooks

Two little projects worthwhile mentioning:

KRF - notebook

KRF:2 – Artist Notebook Project: As part of the 3rd Kildare Reader Festival, artists were invited to participate by filling a moleskine notebook with their notes, ideas … any creative way. Organised by Kildare County Council Library and Arts Services, all notebooks returned are part of a permanent touring collection.

Following the notebook exhibition in Newbridge, Kildare, it can now be seen in Drogheda, Co Louth: Droichead Arts Centre Drogheda | 9 January – 23 February

Three member of the Melt Collective have their notebooks on show: Karen Tierney, Sonja Kroll and Alan Bennett

The Postcard Collective invites artists 4 times a year to participate in their quarterly postcard exchange. Theme for the Fall 2012 exchange was ‘Accidental Discoveries’ and almost 30 selected artists shared their work through postcards.
Creating some 30 postcards is quite a task but it is so worth it once your letter box holds postcard surprises for weeks from fellow artists around the world.

postcard collecive - 11

This is one of my personal favourites – click on the image to see them all:

postcard collective - 27


Faces of Heuston …

Ever wondered where people are heading while you are waiting for the train?

Ray Hegarty’s documentary series ‘Faces of Heuston’ just follows that question and is on show in Dublin’s Heuston Station. Well worth a visit, not just while waiting on the train.

Relentless Melt | The Motorhouse / Farmleigh | 5 JULY – 12 AUGUST

and we are open:


Relentless Melt at The Motorhouse / Farmleigh

A Photographic Exhibition by the Melt Collective

The Melt Collective comprises of a group of lens based visual artists who met while completing a BA in Photographic Media in Griffith College Dublin.

Relentless Melt is our first group show and opens July 4th at The Motorhouse, Farmleigh House Courtyard in Dublins Phoenix Park.

The exhibition runs until August 12th. All welcome.

Artists showing are: Bobby Barbour – Alan Bennett – Ray Hegarty – Jose Carlos Lorenzo – Sonja Kroll – David Nugent – Jurga Rakau – Karen Tierney and myself.