All the artworks have more than one part to them that can be installed in different ways. The curators work with the artists to decide how to do this every time STILL, WE WORK takes place, taking into account the kind of rooms that are being used and perhaps other interests and research. This can be developed in programmed events and workshops taking place at the same time. The exhibition is 'generative', generating new ideas and ways of seeing the artworks in context and 'iterative' whereby the exhibition-making process is repeated to allow for new ideas and different questions to be asked about legacies as well as the work of collaboration.
From, in and with by Anne Tallentire
24 etched wood panels & 24 c-type photographs in a self-contained box corresponding with 24 specially commissioned ‘100 word’ texts in the exhibition publication written by women working in architecture: Ruth Morrow, Jane Rendell, Gráinne Hassett, Ellen Rowley, Culturstruction and Alice Casey. They describe photographs (we are never shown) of buildings located between the NWCI offices at Parnell Square at the time and the site of Jacob’s biscuit factory in 1913, where women 'locked out' remained on strike the longest: More on the artist's website.
The Legacy Project by Miriam O’Connor
A unique single exhibition print and a photobook that includes images of workspaces used by NWCI and member groups, including some groups that struggle for media visibility and operate in a very transient way, meeting in improvised settings, and photographs kept by the NWCI for PR purposes and others taken more informally by members at events and gatherings: More on her website.
Peripherals by Sarah Browne
Reflections of the economy and language of women’s work in a short video with a scripted a voice over and professional hand model. We see her handle small sculptures made of aluminium, silicone, glass, and scented soap: recognisably things women handle in the course of a day’s work and linked to the artist’s pages in the exhibition publication: More on her website.
(In)Visible Labour Factorium by Vagabond Reviews (Ailbhe Murphy and Ciaran Smyth)
A collection of texts with photographs, that have been made for or shared during ‘visibility clinics’ held in Dublin, Donegal and Limerick. Working with small groups from the NWCI members to uncover facts otherwise overlooked by mainstream evidence based research and record them as a series of photo-text panels: More on their website.
This 80 page book designed by Oonagh Young includes further images and writing intended to be read along with the other elements in the artworks in the exhibition. The foreword is by Orla O’Connor, Director NWCI and the introduction by Valerie Connor, Legacy Project Curator. Published by the National Women's Council of Ireland (2013). ISBN 978-0-9926849-1-4