Origins 2018

Selected works from 2018 degree shows

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Jesse James Hallaway (Limerick School of Art and Design), Gary Reilly (National College of Art and Design) and Anna O’Riordan (Crawford College of Art and Design)

Curated by Alissa Kleist and Lismore Castle Arts

Lismore Castle Arts is delighted to present ORIGINS, selected from the 2018 undergraduate shows across Ireland. In June invited curator Alissa Kleist and LCA visited the degree shows across the country to choose a selection of artists whose work they felt merited exhibition at St Carthage Hall.

The three artists included in the Graduate Exhibition 2018 demonstrate a sensitivity to exploring the multi-layered histories, relationships and compositions that exist within our social, material and physical landscapes. They harness plant sentience and uncooperative collaborations in the production of sculptural sound installation (Jesse James Hallaway); explore the poetics, compression, and permutations of time and space evoked by the Irish bog landscape through printmaking and sculpture (Anna O’Riordan); and investigate the social, industrial and historical identities of Drogheda port via collaborative methods of enquiry (Gary Reilly).

Within the framework of a group exhibition, the works on display at Lismore Castle Arts will consider different forms of co-operation with the human and non-human and invite new ways to question systems and networks of knowledge.

ORIGINS is an annual exhibition held each autumn in St Carthage Hall as a way of presenting emerging new artists in a gallery context, alongside Lismore Castle Arts respected programme of international artists.

Alissa Kleist is a curator based in Belfast, where she co-curates site-specific exhibitions, residencies and events as one of the founders and co-directors of Household.

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