23 October to 1 December 2017
A group exhibition presenting eleven artists whose work explore rural environments and the points where nature and the man-made intersect.
Friday 20th October at 6.00pm at Wexford County Council Buildings, Carricklawn
Guest Speaker: Curator, Anya von Gosseln
The Arts Department of Wexford County Council in partnership with Wexford Arts Centre are delighted to present Bare Root, a group exhibition exploring rural and farmyard environments, and the points where nature and the man-made intersect. Situated in the County Buildings, Bare Root features the work of artists including Frank Abruzzese, Michael Canning, Els Dietvorst, Michael Fortune, Janet Mullarney, Rosie O’Gorman, Helen Robbins, Blaise Smith, Brigitta Varadi, Michael Wann and Katie Watchorn.
The term Bare Root refers to a technique of arboriculture whereby a plant is removed from soil in a dormant state, from which it can more rapidly acclimate to new soil conditions. Bare Root emphasizes time, materiality, and the transference of traditions from one generation to the next within rural communities. This diverse exhibition recognizes the sensibilities surrounding land and labour, illuminating the nuances and materiality of Irish rural farming, capturing the traditional and common place in a profoundly uncommon yet relatable way.
Wexford County Council Buildings
Newtown Rd, Carricklawn
T: (053) 919 6000