Group exhibition – “Slow Time with a Butterfly”at the Pearse Museum, Dublin
Contemporary Tapestry Artists Ireland (CTAI) is a group of professional tapestry weavers working in studios all over the country. I am the newest member of this group.
Our group exhibition titled “Slow Time with a Butterfly” is on show at The Pearse Museum in Dublin between the 6th of September to the 5th of November.The official launch of the exhibition is on the 9th of September, between 3-5PM.
This exhibition has been dedicated to the memory of our esteemed colleague and friend: Lisbeth Mulcahy.
The event is generously supported by the Office of Public Works and the Design & Craft Council Ireland.
CTA Ireland Behance profile: www.behance.net/ctaireland
Pearse Museum information about the exhibition: www.pearsemuseum.ie/exhibitions-2
December 2022/January 2023
I spent two winter months at art residency: Ós Textile Residency at the Icelandic Textile Center,
Blönduós, Northwestern Iceland.
My Icelandic Ós Arts Residency at Icelandic Textile Center (Blönduós, North-West of Iceland) was partially funded by Artists’ Support Scheme, Fingal County Council.
What have I done at the Residency? I’ve made an Installation “Bits and Pieces of Everyday” consisting of 55 small knitted bits (motifs, colours and structures derived mostly from Icelandic landscape) and 7 miniature woven pieces – tapestry weaving techniques.
I’ve picked up my long-abandoned embroidery project “Battle of Clontarf”, put ca.80 hours (research, design and embroidery) and, to my surprise, found incredibly strong connection between Ireland and Iceland in relation to the Battle! Quite a discovery for me!
I had a great pleasure to work a bit on The Vatnsdæla Tapestry Project, spending 11 hours on embroidering two motifs in the Tapestry. This was something very special, and I got fascinated with Icelandic Sagas to this extend that decided to learn Icelandic…
I took ca. 9000 photographs. The chosen ones will be a big part of a future exhibition. Iceland is a country of phenomenal and quite unique beauty.
My Icelandic art residency is partially funded by Fingal County Council under their Artists’ Support Scheme program.
My first solo exhibition was on display at the Séamus Ennis Art Centre in Naul, County Dublin between
3 rd of August – 3 rd of October 2022.
You can see the catalogue of the exhibition here:
This showcased my experimental paper and fibre art pieces, in two series “14 Days” and “9 Accents”. I also included some of my medium scale woven works in this show.
The inspiration for each piece comes from the everyday life and varies from physical observation, psychological sensation and feelings, transformed into visual art works. The pieces reflect moments of my life as an artist, as a woman, as a human… gathered together. My art pieces reflect the creative process starting with being a quiet observer, of looking into my inner self and watching my surroundings in a very focused way.