Muine Bheag Arts is delighted to present A Meeting at Muine Bheag Community Centre – a screening event hosted by artist Nollaig Molloy. The event will include a screening of Nollaig Molloy’s 2020 film, Worth Your Salt, along with work by Michele Horrigan, Joan Ross and archival documentation of the Irish Sugar factory.
This is a free event. Book your ticket here.
Nollaig Molloy is a visual artist based between Belfast and the north west of Ireland. Her practice explores materials from natural landscapes and sites looking at their relevance to historical, social and industrial situations. Her past projects and works range from working with Belfast-based improvisational vocal ensemble, HIVE Choir, to a series of live radio broadcasts from a lake boat on the River Shannon, to exploring rock salt from 1500 metres underground in a working salt mine in Northern Ireland.
She graduated from Belfast College of Art in 2020, where she received a Masters of Fine Art. She was recently awarded a Development Residency with Belfast Print Workshop and Emerging Practice Award with Fingal Arts Office, Public Art Project Infrastructure in 2018. Recent exhibitions include: Catalyst Arts Graduate Award solo exhibition; Retreat to Stone, Stone in Retreat, 2021, BA and MFA Degree Show at The MAC Belfast, group exhibition Keep-Dry at Catalyst Arts Belfast, 2020 and Normal Position, Show Position at Platform Arts Belfast, 2019. She was awarded the CREATE Artist In the Community, Project Realisation Award in 2017 to support the realisation of Sounding the Shore. In 2017 she presented a solo exhibition, Extraction, at the Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim as part of the artist residency programme.
This event is part of the Grass Roots programme which runs from 30 July – 29 August 2021. Grass Roots is the first public programme initiated by artist-run organisation Muine Bheag Arts. Grass Roots refers to the act of self-organising, nurturing ideas and facilitating dialogue on a local level.
The programme embeds itself deep into the soil of the community, cultivating growth from the roots up.
The programme includes contributions from Bog Cottage, Saidhbhín Gibson, Carl Giffney, Mary O’Leary, Nollaig Molloy, Rory Mullen, Cliodhna Timoney and Katie Watchorn. The artists were invited to respond to Muine Bheag and the rural context as a space of artistic production. The works examine and investigate notions of the land, craft, industry, community and place.
This programme is kindly supported by Creative Ireland.