Gallery Launch: HOME
You are invited to the opening of
on Friday 22 June 2018 at 6.30pm
More than Bricks and Mortar: Works from the IMMA Collection
Selected by the pupils from Room 13 Inquiry, in association with Draíocht
Ground Floor Gallery
Carrier of Memories by Ella Bertilsson and Ulla Juske
Draíocht’s inaugural INCUBATE commission, curated by Sharon Murphy
First Floor Gallery
Opening by Helen O’Donoghue, Senior Curator, Engagement & Learning, IMMA
Exhibition continues until 13 October 2018.
More than Bricks and Mortar: Works from the IMMA Collection, the Irish National Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art, has been selected by fifty pupils from Room 13 Inquiry, two school-based artist studios at Scoil Bhríde Cailíní NS Blanchardstown and Tyrrelstown Educate Together NS, in association with Draíocht. The exhibition reveals personal, deeply felt and multilayered experiences of what ‘home’ means to a new generation of children living in Dublin 15, itself characterised by a young, diverse and multi-ethnic population. Carrier of Memories is a multi-media installation which explores various notions of home as a place of belonging, privacy, shelter and transition. It is the product of the artists’ own personal family histories as well as research and practice undertaken during their recent residencies in Draíocht (INCUBATE Studio Residency) and Nordic Artists’ Centre Dale (Norway).
Image: Grace Henry, Les Maisons des Humbles, undated, oil on board, 29.5 x 39.5 cm, IMMA Collection, Heritage Gift.
Unanimously selected for invite card by the children of Room 13 Inquiry, an initiative of Fingal’s Arts Office.