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On show were some of the best examples of contemporary art from the artists in the region, covering a range of media including photography and painting. The exhibition featured a range of artworks from emerging and established female artists and included photography, painting, printmaking and drawing. Collectively, the exhibition brought together artworks which tell the stories of women from different cultures, life experiences and times. The nine artists featured include, Shalleen Temple, Eve O’Connor, Laura McDowell, Ailbhe Greaney, Suzanne Colledge, Sharon Kelly, Fiona Finnegan and Gemma Anderson.
The exhibition is a result of the Arts Council’s new Art Lending Scheme, a free scheme which is open to curators, galleries, and organisations interested in putting works from the Arts Council’s collection on public display. The exhibition at Burnavon has been curated by Joanna Johnston, Visual Arts Officer at the Arts Council, who is on hand to assist organisations in curating their own exhibition.
Ailbhe Greaney's, Nam, Paris, from the series 'StreetFlower', was one of the pieces selected from the Arts Council collection for exhibition. The work ‘Street Flower’, created as part of a Residency Award at the Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, depicts a young generation of Vietnamese women living in Paris now, as well as the daughters of women who travelled by boat to Europe in the 1970’s. Here they wear jackets within Parisian landscapes that they previously wore moving through the streets of Vietnam by moped. In Vietnam the jackets are worn to protect the skin from the sun. The jackets are multi-coloured, with floral patterns. They are not traditional, nor do they reference the past. Rather, they are a part of contemporary culture, referencing a momentum that is forward facing. Moving en masse through the streets of Hanoi and Saigon, women wearing these jackets, appear like a moving garden.
Photography enables us to recreate one world within another. It has the ability to transport like a magic carpet or the white horse from the tale of Tir na NOg (Land of the Young). Within these images colour and dress become a language, and the photographs a kind of fabric, which transform and re-imagine complex personal identities, connecting people and place across time and space. Specifically, the displacement of the Vietnamese jackets re-locates aspects of Vietnamese sun, style and subtlety of substance, within a Parisian landscape.
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Ailbhe Greaney Keynote Speaker - A Sense of Practice: How do you do... original research? | APHE Symposium and Interim AGM | Arts University Bournemouth | 27th November 2019
Ailbhe Greaney (Speaker)27 Nov 2019
Activity: Talk or presentation › Invited talkFile
Ailbhe Greaney (Participant)2018
Activity: Participating in or organising an event › Organising a conference, workshop, ...
Ailbhe Greaney (Participant)Jun 2018
Greaney, A., 28 Mar 2018
Research output: Non-textual form › ArtefactOpen AccessFile
Street Flower: An Impossible View - Family Values: Society for Photographic Education 54th International ConferenceGreaney, A., 11 Mar 2017.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Other › peer-reviewFile
Greaney, Ailbhe (Recipient), 2014
Prize: Honorary award
Greaney, Ailbhe (Recipient), 2017
Prize: Other distinction