Woven into Memory
In partnership with the Blue Egg Gallery
Curated by Carmel Creaner & Mary Gallagher
22nd July – 31st August 2013
Exhibition Opening: Saturday 20th July at 6pm
Opening Speaker: Cornelia McCarthy
Exhibition Event: Saturday 24th August at 2pm
The Narrative Line – Embroidered Memories presented by Carmel Creaner.
This talk will touch on the history of textiles; charting its story as it evolved from depictions of social historical facts and epic battles as represented in the Bayeux Tapestry, to the work of contemporary makers and the personal narrative evident today.
The talk will be followed by an interview conducted by Mary Gallagher with artist Magda Rubalcava
Woven into Memory, an exhibition of textiles by thirty makers based in Ireland, marks the first collaboration between Wexford Arts Centre and the Blue Egg Gallery. This exhibition runs, in both venues, from Saturday 20th July to Saturday 31st August.
Woven into Memory, curated by Carmel Creaner and Mary Gallagher, will explore the inner and outer landscape of memory and the home using a fascinating range of techniques and materials. The show features woven, printed and stiched textiles as well as three-dimensional work.
The exhibition includes work by the following makers: Muriel Beckett, Maeve Coulter, Frances Crowe, Mary Cuthbert, Sarah Dawson, Ann Duggan, Terry Dunne, Debbie Godsell, Pamela Hardesty, Anne Harrington Rees, Amanda Hogan, Sheila Jordan, Allie Kay, Anne Kiely, Frances Leach, Jean McKenna, Caroline Moore, Patricia Murphy, Liz Nilsson, Tara Ni Nuallain, Sara O’Hara, Helen O’Shea, Mary Palmer, Christina Jasmin Roser, Magda Rubalcava, Caroline Schofield, Arlene Shawcross, Lesley Stothers and Sara Wilson. Running alongside the exhibition in the window of Wexford Arts Centre’s Annexe, work by Swedish artist Malinda Andersson will be showcased.
Mary Gallagher owns the Blue Egg Gallery in Wexford town which exhibits contemporary craft by Irish and international makers. She has also curated exhibitions in Dublin and Waterford including Fitzharris at the Port, Dublin; Dublin Port Print, Port Centre & Graphic Studio Gallery, Dublin; and Element, Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford. Carmel Creaner, Chairperson of the Cork Textiles Network (2006-2011), has curated textile and mixed craft exhibitions including Who Made This, Kinsale, Cork; and Movement and Repetition, a CTN exhibition at the Stroud International Textile Festival, Gloucestershire, UK; among others.
The exhibition will be formally opened on Saturday 20th July at 6pm in Wexford Arts Centre. The guest speaker will be Cornelia McCarthy who has worked with the creative industries for over twenty years as an event manager, development officer, researcher, write and mentor with organisations such as the Crafts Council of Ireland, the Ark Cultural Centre for Children, Blackstairs Opera, Kilkenny Arts Festival and the Arts Council.
29 June – 1 September 2013
Newtownbarry House, Bunclody, Co. Wexford
Opening: Saturday 29 June, 6-9pm
An exhibition originally conceived as a summer type show but now expanded to lift the medium of drawing into its more rightful place — that is on equal footing with painting.
For this exhibition artists from four countries have been selected who are working in both mediums with ease. An additional exhibit by Andrew Kenny in the original kitchen downstairs (lately used as a studio only) will deal with our occasional experiences with more paranormal and inexplicable phenomena.
All through the run of these two shows a small representation of individual artists who make their home in Bunclody, or were born and raised here, will also be featured.
Among the artists shown in the upstairs galleries are:
Stephen Lack (USA), Joseph McGill (IRL), Jacob Maendel (USA), Clody Norton (IRL), Bernadette Kiely (IRL), Oisin Byrne (IRL), Claudia Schwalb’s “Wunderkammer” (USA), Colin Thomson (USA), John Moore (IRL), Michael Burges (D), John Renwick (IRL), Robert Beard (USA), Maria Levinge (IRL), Lindsay Walt (USA), Claire Lambe (IRL/USA), Hanneke van Ryswyk (Wales), Gerda Teljeur (NL), Oliver Russman (D), Paul Mosse (IRL), Cormac Boydell (IRL), Tim Goulding (IRL), Donald Teskey (IRL), Mick O’Dea (IRL), David Begley (IRL), and Harry Durdin-Robertson (IRL), plus a special installation by Andrew Kenny (IRL).
The gallery will be open at the same opening hours as Newtownbarry House,Gardens and Tearooms.
This exhibition is presented with the co-operation of Wexford Arts Centre and Anya von Gosseln who also organized and selected it.
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