CONNECTION ‘a relationship in which a person or thing is linked or associated with something else’.
Droichead brings twenty-seven visual artists together for a new creative initiative called CONNECTION, which is part of an ongoing commitment to participate and engage in reinvigorating our community during a time of crisis. Connection presented by Droichead Arts Centre culminates with an offsite exhibition for Culture Night 2020.
Connection 3, curated by artist/curator Brian Hegarty in association with Droichead Arts Centre, involves 9 artists, each responding in their own unique way to local retail units and buildings. The theme ‘CONNECTION’ as a word has gained a lot of resonance during the Covid pandemic. It is a word that has come to the forefront in a time of isolation and uncertainty.
But how do we define ‘Connection’ and what does it mean to us as individuals or as a community? How do we express our ‘Connection’, be it with each other, to nature, technology to our town or country, history or to our individual beliefs?
Fran Cassidy (Former O’Reillys Building, Narrow West St.)
John Moloney (Boyle Sports, West St.)
Mark Templeton (Kevin McAllisters Electrical, West St.)
Claire Fitch (Westcourt Hotel, West St.)
Namara Lindsay (Westcourt Hotel, West St.)
Helen McDonnell (Little Duke Theatre, Duke St. )
Gee Vaucher (Former Choice Building, West St.)
Sarah La Puerta (Stockwell Artisan Café, Stockwell St.)
Orla Fitzpatrick (Drogheda Library, Stockwell St.)
A tour of the exhibition will take place at 8:00pm with curator Brian Hegarty, and Droichead Director Collette Farrell on Culture Night this Fri 18 Sept. Limited to 10, advance booking only, available in pairs, meeting at the former O’Reillys building at 8:00pm, social distancing should be observed at all times. Duration 60 mins. The tour will finish in the gallery of Droichead Arts Centre, and masks should be worn when entering the centre.
CONNECTION is part of an ongoing commitment of the Droichead Arts Centre to comment, participate and engage in reinvigorating our community during a time of crisis.