FATHOM (10 Nov-11 Dec 2015) was a collaborative project by artist Marie Barrett and diver/filmmaker Geoff Millar and Dive North, Inishowen. Marie developed this large scale project with support from an Artist in the Community Scheme award from the Arts Council. The exhibition of the final project at Letterkenny Reginal Cultural Centre has been curated by Eilís Lavelle, curator-in-residence with RCC and Glebe House, 2015.
FATHOM SEMINAR 14 Nov, 10-5pm at RCC with artists and curators Carl Doran (Askeaton Contemporary Arts), Rosie Lynch & Hollie Kearns (Callan Workhouse Union), Katherine Atkinson & Ailbhe Murphy (Create) with Shaun Hannigan, (RCC).
Exhibition and Seminar at Letterkenny Regional Cultural Centre @Cultural Centre
Monica Flynn & Hollie Kearns/Rosie Lynch
Monica Flynn has curated Lived Lives: A Pavee Perspective (Materialising Stories of Young Irish Suicide), at Pavee Point, Dublin. This exhibition began as a research project and travelling exhibition initiated by researchers Kevin Malone and artist Seamus Mc Guinness, working with photographer Robert Ellis. The Lived Lives exhibition comprises a number of archive rooms containing objects and images associated with the suicide-deceased, film documentation, and short research films documenting the human engagement and process of the project, as well as the installation 21grammes (pictured) and Lost Portrait Gallery by Seamus McGuinness.
Hollie Kearns and Rosie Lynch, Workhouse Union (20 Nov-22 Nov 2015), presented new work and research by Bridget O'Gorman, Brian Cregan, Deirdre O'Mahony, Vagabond Reviews, Katherine Waugh and Orlaith Treacy. The programme includes installations, video, films, performance and discussion.
Taking place in the front wing of the original ‘H-block’ building, the Workhouse is transformed into Callan Workhouse Union. This will be a shared space for art, design, research and community facilities, with local engagement and public events. This upcoming weekend's series of public events will launch a newly developed research library, designed by LiD Architecture. Memberships in 2015-2016, now available.
Still, We Work artists Vagabond Reviews undertook research throughout 2015 for the their project Temporary Institute (One) of the Bio-Archive. They presented the first phase of the project over the weekend. Callan-based photographer Brian Cregan who photographed the exhibition of Still, We Work in the Workhouse in June 2015, presented his photographs and other visual research undertaken in Callan in an installation also presented on site.
Michele exhibited new artworks in two group exhibitions. In Co. Waterford, Reverse! Pugin (24 Oct-6 Dec 2015) curated by Sean Lynch (with Lismore Castle Arts), and at St. Carthage Hall, Lismore. Also, in Sligo, as a part of the group exhibition Liminal Spaces (12 Sept-23 Dec 2015) at The Model, curated by Cliona Brady, Bernadette Donohoe, Megan Johnston, Marianne O’Kane Boal, Michael Roulston, Clea van der Grijn.
Her latest book is Stigma Damages (2015):