International Women’s Day, The Dock will have in conversation artist Abigail O’ Brien R.H.A and Dr Jane Humphries
March 8th at 2.00pm.
Free event- Booking required.
The Dock, St Georges Terrace, Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim
This discussion, entitled Will the feminist please stand up and stay standing? , will examine O’Brien’s exhibition and practice, and the role of women artists within contemporary art
This event is presented in association with the our current exhibition, ‘With Bread’ a major solo exhibition by Abigail O’Brien, R.H.A.
About the speakers
Abigail O’Brien R.H.A. has won many awards for her work which is represented in both private and public collections, including The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; The European Central Bank, Frankfurt; Goldman Sachs, London; The Caldic Collection, Rotterdam and the Volpinum Collection, Vienna. Born in 1957, she received a first class honours BA Fine Art Painting in 1995 and an MA Fine Art Painting in 1998, from The National College of Art and Design, Dublin. O’Brien is the current secretary for the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin.
Dr Jane Humphries PhD thesis: (Re) imagining the domestic in contemporary Irish art considered the shifting value systems within ‘the domestic’ and ‘the everyday’ in Irish art from a feminist perspective and argued that subjectivities are formed via spatial and domestic signifiers.
She has spoken and published a variety of peer reviewed articles based on her research She has also contributed to various journals, books and art magazines such as The Irish Arts Review and Circa.
This is a free event, book now
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