Showing works from the 1980s in 'Keywords: Art, Culture and Society in 1980s Britain' at Tate Liverpool until 11 May 2014. The exhibition takes its name and focus from the seminal 1976 Raymond Williams book on the vocabulary of culture and society. In April she talks about her book Object of a Life at Large Glass, London, also reviewed in Art Monthly, UK.
On the artist-in-residence programme at Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, making new photographs, living and working for three months in the heart of that city this Spring.
Her new project, 'Hand to Mouth', made in the Shetland Islands this year, is on show at the Centre of Contemporary Art Derry-Londonderry until 24 May. Browne’s point of departure is a series of iconic images of early 20th century women from the Shetland Islands, knitting as they walk, carrying baskets of turf on their backs. These photographs are an unexpected antecedent to contemporary images of the multitasking, precarious labourer: hands knitting are now typically replaced by fingers typing or swiping touchscreens of mobile devices; surplus time is ruthlessly exploited, mentally and physically.The exhibition will travel to the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia in October.
Recently co-chaired ‘Lifeworlds: Space, Place and Irish Culture’, a workshop hosted by the Galway City Museum titled Know Your Place: A Community Mapping Workshop during the Ómós Áite: Space/Place Research Network Conference, which took place at NUI Galway in March. In January, they took part in ‘Freehouse: Radicalizing The Local, International Symposium, Workshops and Deliberations’ in Rotterdam, Netherlands. They co-presented ‘Returning the Gaze: Contemporary Self-Portraits and Community’ with Katia Hancke & Gillian O’Connor (Rialto Youth Project) during ‘Expanding the Academy: Connecting Arts Pedagogy and Practice in Community Contexts’ at the National College of Art and Design. Ciaran Smyth also took part in a discussion with Hugh Campbell, Professor and Dean of Architecture UCD as part of the Talks Programme for the 'One Foot in the Real World' exhibition at the Irish Museum of Modern Art organised by curator Sophie Byrne.