Keeping it local this week with an exhibition at Café Blend in Letterkenny, Donegal, as part of the Remote Photo Festival. Great to have our own festival in the northwest. I’ll also be taking part in a Photo Book Club on Saturday morning (9th) at the Regional Cultural Centre from 10-12, along with Kate Nolan, Ciarán Óg Arnold, Fiona O’Reilly and Hannah Watson.
Headed to Derby to take part in Evidence at Format 15 as part of the Exposure open call. My work is showing at Dedá from Friday 13th until May 2nd, alongside Giacomo Brunelli, Sayed Sattar Hasan, Lydia Goldblatt, Ciril Jaxbec, Ji Hyun Kwon, Haley Morris-Cafiero and Bénédicte Vandreeeydt.
Details on the Format Website
The Lie of the Land exhibition, which includes work from my Cottages of Quigley’s Point project, opens tomorrow at the Sirius Arts Centre in Cobh, Co. Cork. It opens Wednesday 11th February 7pm, and runs until 22 March.
Thanks to the Sirius Arts Centre and curator Miranda Driscoll for including my work in this exhibition.
The Lie of the Land is a multi-part project that will encompass an exhibition and a reading/listening night. The project examines the idea that there are certain materialities (both in the work and in the landscape) that seem to serve as cultural remnants. These remnants can sometimes define a certain Irish aesthetic in the landscape, or what might be perceived as one. Tackling well-trodden arguments around the monument, the ruin and modernity in Irish landscape and architecture, the project considers contemporary rural Ireland as shown through visual art and writing.
Participating artists include visual artists Helen Devitt (sculpture/installation) (Cork), Kenneth O’Halloran (photography) (Dublin/L.A), Adrian Duncan (sculpture/installation, video, drawing) (Dublin/Berlin) and Jill Quigley (photography)(Belfast), writer Sarah Baume (Cork), and RTE Radio 1 producers Kevin Brew and Luke Clancy (Dublin). Curated by Miranda Driscoll.
Image: Kenneth O’Halloran, Toor, County Tipperary.
Big in Belfast
Reconstructions: A Response, an exhibition of work by Belfast Exposed volunteers, is currently on show in the Exchange Space. It’s up until the 11th of October and includes images and sculpture by Rachel Alexander, Patricia Prieto Blanco, Bernarde Lynn, Bronach McGuinness, Hailey McIvor, Eilish McQuillan, Twy Miller, Tony O’Prey, David Timlin and myself. For more information see belfastexposed.org
I’m participating in Elysium Gallery’s current offsite project Shore Leave. It’s on in the Pantywylan Warehouse, Cardigan, Wales, from the 16th to the 30th of August. To steal a quote from their website:
“The exhibition takes its name from the periods of time that sailors were allowed on dry land in between long voyages. Shore Leave was once the scourge of major sea port towns like Cardigan in the 18th and 19th centuries where hundreds of crew members would descend upon the town and over indulge in pleasures that were not available to them during the months on long voyages. These were people out of the routine of life at sea and on unfamiliar territory, in between places resulting in extreme and unpredictable behaviours.”