Gallery Launch: Yvonne McGuinness - Amharc Fhine Gall 11th Edition

Gallery Launch: Yvonne McGuinness - Amharc Fhine Gall 11th Edition

Draíocht in collaboration with Fingal County Council Arts Office

Wed 22 Nov 2017

You are invited to the opening of
Amharc Fhine Gall XI
‘Holding ground where the wood lands’ 
Yvonne McGuinness

On Wednesday 22 Nov 2017 at 7pm
Ground Floor Gallery
To be opened by Mayor of Fingal, Cllr Mary McCamley

‘Holding ground where the wood lands’ is a new commission by Draíocht for the 11th edition of Amharc Fhine Gall (Fingal Gaze) funded by Fingal County Council. The annual exhibition was initiated by Fingal County Council’s Arts Office in 2004 to provide a platform for visual artists from or living in Fingal.
‘Holding ground where the wood lands’ is an immersive two-channel film installation by artist Yvonne McGuinness who grew up in Portmarnock, Co Dublin. Close to her family home there was a field where she often played. For this newly-commissioned work she has revisited this location and its surrounding area. Employing an auto-ethnographic approach, she worked with a group of male teenagers from Dublin 15 to create the film installation. McGuinness navigates this territory through the use of writing, performance, video, sound and sculptural elements. 

Curated by Sharon Murphy, Draíocht Curator-in-Residence 2017

Image credit: Michael Kelly

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Yvonne McGuinness - Amharc Fhine Gall 11th Edition

Yvonne McGuinness - Amharc Fhine Gall 11th Edition

Draíocht in collaboration with Fingal County Council Arts Office

Wed 22 Nov - Sat 3 Feb 2018 Ground Floor Gallery

Draíocht, in collaboration with Fingal County Council Arts Office, is delighted to announce a new commission from visual artist Yvonne McGuinness for the 11th edition of Amharc Fhine Gall. McGuinness’ practice encompasses performance, video, photography, sewing, writing, sculpture and context-specific installations. She has an interest in embodied experience of place and in re-imagining the everyday by devising projects that create dynamic moments of connection to place and community. Her work is immersive, collaborative and is often a catalyst to generate other narratives for its participants.

For this commission, McGuinness will work with a culturally diverse group of local young people from D15's Foroige, exploring themes of identity, place and their connection to it. This collaboration during the autumn months will result in a site-specific performance and film installation to be shown in Draíocht’s Ground Floor Gallery - itself a two-way mirror between ‘the art world’ and ‘the real world’

Amharc Fhine Gall (Fingal Gaze) is an annual exhibition funded by Fingal County Council’s Arts Office, in collaboration with Draíocht. The exhibition was initiated in 2004 to provide a platform for visual artists from or living in Fingal. Yvonne McGuinness grew up in Portmarnock, Co Fingal.
www.yvonnemcguinness.com

Draiocht's Galleries are open Monday to Saturday 10am-6pm. Admission is Free.

Curated by Sharon Murphy, Draíocht Curator-in-Residence 2017.