(re) viewing

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition


A solo exhibition of a new body of work made during my practice-led PhD at Ulster University.

(re)viewing is an exhibition of current work by Majella Clancy and is an examination of painting in an expanded space. It explores social, cultural and geographical space across representations of class, gender and race. Clancy examines her own female Irish rural history by re-using old family photographs, in particular, images that depict specific class and gendered spaces and their surrounding environment (the West of Ireland landscape).

Clancy employs imagery relating to her intercultural experiences in Sri Lanka. These images explore domestic, gender and social constructs. By merging both sets of images, Irish and Sri Lankan, through paint, her practice seeks to question boundaries and cut across dichotomies as they relate to gender and cultural difference. She examines normative readings of culture, gender, space and painting practice.

Clancy’s painting is a hybrid in its process and in its articulation of space, place and cultural identity. Figurative strategies and modernist abstraction collaborate with photographic imagery, collage and screen-printing. Through the painting process these hybrid spaces become transformed, creating difference in meaning, cultural association and pictorial space
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 7 Nov 2012
Event(re)viewing - Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Duration: 7 Nov 20127 Dec 2012


  • Painting
  • Gender Studies


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