An illustrated talk by Valerie Connor, introducing ‘Still, We Work' and how artists’ have used representations of ‘movement’ to embody and symbolise resistance to the status quo. Followed by a celebratory reception and launch at 4pm!
A talk by Lindie Naughton. In 1928, Lady Mary Heath, born in Newcastle West, County Limerick, flew an open-cockpit biplane from Cape Town to London – the first solo pilot to make the trip. It took her three months in an epic adventure that included forced landings, bureaucratic bungling, hostile natives and a bullet or two. Never one to sit still for long, Lady Mary had already pioneered women’s athletics in Britain and helped introduce women’s track and field to the Olympics. Hear more about her contribution to a liberal understanding of women’s role in society from Lindie Naughton, author of 'Lady Icarus' – the first full-length biography of Mary Heath.
Wednesday 14th October, 3pm The Hunt Museum, Rutland St. BURN IN FLAMES: POST-PATRIARCHAL ARCHIVE IN CIRCULATION
A performance by Sarah Browne & Jesse Jones. At the Captain’s Room in The Hunt Museum, Sarah Browne and Jesse Jones present Burn in Flames: Post-Patriarchal Archive in Circulation, developed as part of their current project In the Shadow of the State, a co-commission by Create (Ireland), Artangel (UK) and supported by an Arts Council 2016 Projects Award. For Browne and Jones, items from everyday experience are named as evidence of the current, late-capitalist oppression of women, from legal documents to consumer goods. These objects are identified, stamped, and placed back in circulation. This work is presented through a workshop / demonstration format and audience members are encouraged to participate by bringing material they want to stamp. The project also exists on twitter as @pparchive and welcomes online contributions.
Thursday, 15th October, 3pm Limerick City Gallery of Art, Pery Sq. RE-THINKING 'THE LEGACY PROJECT'
A presentation by Miriam O’Connor, introduced by Noelle Collins. After amassing a large archive of images through spending time at the NCWI offices in Dublin, Miriam will consider the role of editing in her work, and how she continues to navigate through what she calls a ‘bank’ of photographs. This approach relates to her more recent work around agriculture and farming, discussing what is seen and what remains obscured.
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