You and your guest are warmly invited to the opening of:
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.
Opening: Thursday, July 18th | 1830H
SITEATION | 12 Little Britain St | Dublin 7
Dates: July 18-24
Two little projects worthwhile mentioning:
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.
This is one of my personal favourites – click on the image to see them all:
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.