Artist- Mary Lee Murphy.
Theme- The exhibition consists of eighteen large-scale works of hand dyed, wax resist and gilded pieces, on cotton, silk and canvas. The work recounts the process of health recovery reflected in the piecing together of fabric, colours and the daily rhythms of the artist’s life.
Format- I would like the opportunity to exhibit this textile work in a large white space. The scale of each piece is large, some measuring seven to eight feet wide and ten feet long. Each piece would be hung separately in the centre of its own space, free from the wall, so that the viewer may walk around the work and view the work and the working process from the back. The colours would reflect and change with the natural light of day.
Space requirements- 100 metre white space approximately or several smaller spaces of 5 metres x 5 metres.
Technical specifications- Ceiling beams or provision to suspend the works. Lighting.
Catalogue- A catalogue can be made available.
Education Outreach Programme- To coincide with this exhibition I would like to offer a practical workshop introducing and exploring the techniques employed in the works: waxing and dying on silk and cotton.
This would be a one-day workshop.
Administration- The gallery would host the exhibition and partly fund the catalogue.
Contact details- firstname.lastname@example.org
A selection of images of the proposed exhibition can be viewed on the artist’s website under the heading ‘Textiles’.
The complete exhibition can be viewed by contacting the artist.
Availability- The exhibition is available from now with a view to printing a catalogue.
In keeping with Visual Artists Ireland’s policy we require venues or events to pay artist’s fees for exhibitions.