The Odd Collection, 2019
The Odd Collection
Pollen Studios, Belfast
Cabinets of Curiosity, also known as ‘wonder rooms’ have displayed collections since at least the 1500’s. They have been used to categorise natural history objects, tell stories about the world and it’s history (sometimes not letting the truth get in the way of a good story) and served to establish a social ranking in society. The Odd Collection exhibition was inspired by the odd collection of favoured objects and the collection of odd objects that find their way into our homes and especially artists studios.
With invited artists, the Pollen gallery was converted into a 'wonder room', with a nod to the history of museum natural science collections and wink to the possibilities of undiscovered treasures.
Participating artists : Aimee Magee, Aisling Magee, Aisling O’Beirn, Alice Clark, Deirdre McKenna, Jayne Cherry, Jenny Davies, Johanna Leech, Kate Ritchie, Locky Morris, Nathan Crothers, Sharon Adams, SInéad Breathnach Cashell, Zara Lyness.
Materials: a combination of treasured objects, ceramic and card furniture, inherited objects
Ulster University End of Year Show, 2018
End of Year Show
Belfast School of Art
To complete the Graduate Artist[in Residence year we presented our work in the foyer of the Ulster University Belfast campus as part of the End of Year Degree show.
Materials: Performance documentation, embroidered linen, cast Parian porcelain, steel corset, performance remnants
The Big Red Button, 2018
Framewerk Gallery, Belfast
Tread carefully. Don’t put your foot in it. If the shoe fits, wear it.
Cinderella is a story of a girl controlled and exploited by her new family after the death of her mother. The Grimm version involves mutilation, denial and control. The need to fit in ruins some and independence is lost for others.
Not a shoe and not a foot, these are the in-between traces left after many footsteps. As interactions and relationships affect us, their influence leaves an indelible mark in our lives. There is plenty of advice to be had, encouraged or not. We will find ourselves in unexpected circumstances. Trying to fit in, (or not,) we are affected by external forces. Perceiving ourselves through these reflections of others can influence our behaviour and at times affect our decisions. Life is no fairytale.
Materials: Cast Parian porcelain, gold thread embroidered linen, wedding dress
Title: In Flux 'It's All About Me'
Belfast School of Ar Degree Show
A sequence of 45 Parian porcelain bells exhibited on custom designed steel and glass frames. The bells, cast from one broken mould, are presented in the order they were made. Each bell is unique, creating a series of characters that tell a story of autobiography, time and communication.
Title: In Flux 'In Limbo'
Belfast School of Art Degree Show
28 damaged Parian porcelain bells contained in a hanging steel, spired frame. Constructed to hang at this specific location, this part of the installation makes reference to the influences, both realised and not, from working in the the new art block at the Ulster University. Linking the inside to the surrounding area, we are currently able to see local landmarks that will disappear from view as the regeneration of the area continues.
Title: 'In Flux' Process and Duration
Glass Box Gallery, Ulster University
May -July 2017
Created from over 200 Parian porcelain bricks cast from rubble from the demolished Belfast Orpheus Building and the artist's home, this installation underwent several re-arrangements throughout the duration of the exhibition. Looking at how we respond to history and events around us, the installation manifests choices, actions and consequences as the work was moved in and around the space, including members of the public in the decision making and storytelling during each re-arrangement.
Title: Collect and Connect
Solo Exhibition and Performance
Pollen Studios, Belfast
The exhibition connected the journey of several materials and performance pieces, collecting them together with the intention of connecting with a new audience.
Photographs courtesy of Jordan Hutchings
Materials: Wax, cast Parian porcelain, found and inherited objects
Summer Showcase, 2016
Exhibition Title: Summer Showcase, 2016
Open call group exhibition at Canvas Galleries, Belfast
21st-23rd July 2016
Sculpture work displayed in gallery until December 2016.
Exhibition Title: Sephour 06
Group exhibition at Catalyst Arts, Belfast
21st-26th April 2016
Sephour is an anagram of Orpheus
Sephour is Orpheus transformed
Sephour is a homonym of Zephyr
Since the migration from the old Orpheus Building to the new purpose built art department we, the 2nd year Fine Art (Sculpture/Lens) students, have been negotiating and developing our relationship with our new space. We now welcome everyone to view an exhibition of our current work. This is the first group exhibition from the new Sculpture/Lens studios on the 6th floor.
Installation Title: Silent Witness
Materials: wax, fabric, rope, latex, plaster, wool, wire, false nails, hair, shellac, inherited objects.
Materials, meanings, connections, texture, language.
Playful experiments, accidental happenings, developing processes, self expression.
Exhibition Title: Raw
Members Exhibition, Catalyst Arts, Belfast
7th-14th April 2016
Catalyst Arts Members were invited to submit work in progress, in it's raw state for this exhibition. This submission as based on research based around Children's Games by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. The drawings as sketched into a Famous Five storybook based n the characters created by Enid Blyton
Exhibition Title: Inspire
International Women's Day Exhibition
Andrew's Gallery, Titanic Quarter, Belfast
7th - 31st March 2014
Title: To Ride Pegasus
Materials: Charcoal, soft pastels, newspaper collage on card.
82cm x 57cm
Open call exhibition celebrating International Women's Day 2014. The selected works related to a woman that the artist had been inspired by. This drawing was inspired by the author Anne McCaffrey, the first woman to win the Hugo and Nebula Awards and had one of the first science fiction books to appear on the New York Times Best Seller list.