VISUAL ART: Gallery Friday 28th June – Saturday 3rd August
This exhibition explores the forest landscape over a period of plantation to maturation. The title derives from the Picea sitchensis or the Sitka spruce, a conifer introduced from Canada to Irish forestry in the early 1900s by Augustine Henry. A dialogue emerges between the plantation landscape and the built environment that examines the way people observe and relate to the natural landscape. In the photographs a building acts as a metaphor for a childhood/idealistic narrative from one of displacement: a space of uncertainty and disillusionment. The installation sheds lights on the tragic conflict, while the film underpins the construct of cultural acceptance. Sinéad Curran is based in Dublin and has an MA in Visual Arts Practice from IADT. Original text by Sue Rainsford will accompany the exhibition.
Official opening on Friday 28th June at 7.30pm. All welcome.