24/08/2012 – XXX

TITLE:

XXX is a pilot project comprising a series of exhibitions that showcases work made by contemporary female artists.

THEME:

Taking its name from the XX chromosome, this series of exhibitions brings together female artists working a variety of media. The aim is to give a platform to artists where there is no need to respond to a theme or to force their work into a category of similarity. Although there is curatorial consideration to the groupings in each show, these artists are invited to show work that varies from their co-exhibitor, illustrating their breadth of practice.

VENUES:

The first of the exhibitions – XXX7 – will take place in Dublin at the beginning of 2013, a second exhibition – XXX5 – will take place at Woman Made Gallery in Chicago during Nov – Dec 2013. A 3rd venue is currently being sought for mid 2013.

The venue needs to be large enough to take installation pieces and have enough space to allow 2D & 3D work unhindered viewing space.

CATALOGUE:

A catalogue will be produced to cover all 3 venues. Each venue will be properly credited and will be required to submit a brief statement regarding the XXX project for the catalogue.

ARTISTS:

The artists included in this series sre from Ireland (North & South) and USA. Although all the USA artists have worked in Ireland at some point before.

Ann Carragher (NI/UK) – Sound/Installation

Rebecca Coffey (Irl) – Installation

Eileen Hutton (Irl/USA) – Sculpture/Installation

Elaine Leader(Irl) – Installation/Drawing

Sandra Minchin (Irl) – Performance/video

Georgia McBride (NI/UK) – Printmaking

Roisín McGuigan (Irl) – Painting/Digital Media

Anna Marie Savage (NI/UK) – Painting

Erin Treacy (USA) – Drawing/Painting

Pamela Valfer (USA) – Drawing

FUNDING:

Applications will be made to the relevant funding bodies for this project. Should these be successful, all fees to artists and administrative costs will be covered. Interested venues are encouraged however to contribute to the general costs of hosting the exhibition i.e. technical/installation assistance, exhibition lauch, publiclty & marketing and general administration.
FURTHER DETAILS:

A full brief and project details are available from the project curator upon request.

Project updates are also available on www.roisinmcguigan.com/xxx/

Please contact Roisín McGuigan on 087 629 8583 roisin.mcguigan@gmail.com

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