Declaration of the State Metropolis at Tara | Doireann Ní Ghrioghair at Pallas Projects/Studios


Date(s) - 31/10/2019 - 16/11/2019
12:00 am - 6:00 pm

Pallas Projects/Studios





Exhibition preview: 6-8pm Thursday 31st October 2019

Pallas Projects/Studios are pleased to present Doireann Ní Ghrioghair—Declaration of the State Metropolis at Tara the tenth exhibition of our 2019 Artist-Initiated Projects programme.

In an age where ideology is becoming increasingly polarised, the rise of the right-wing, normalised open racism and bigotry espoused by world leaders, this way of thinking can no longer be dismissed, however bizarre sounding.
In a new series of sculptures made as resident artist at the College of Architecture & Engineering, UCD as part of Parity Studios, Ní Ghrioghair presents a dystopian vision based on Ó hÁinle’s plans, that aim at interrogating notions of Irishness and national identity particularly coming up to more centenary commemorations and Brexit.

Doireann Ní Ghrioghair (b. 1983) graduated with an MA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art & Design, London in 2010. Her sculptural work takes its lead from monumental architecture in contemporary European cities. Through examining the materiality, form and aesthetics of these buildings, her work aims to probe at the psychological and physical consequences of this architecture for the individual in the city. She completed a long-term residency at Fire Station Artist Studios, Dublin from 2014-17. Solo exhibitions of her work have been held at MART Gallery, Dublin (2017); Platform Arts, Belfast (2017) & Eight Gallery, Dublin (2016) Notable group exhibitions include Urgencies, CCA Derry-Londerry (2019); Klimaweschel – MKH Biennale, Germany (2018); Fatal Attraction, Thames Side Gallery, London (2018); We Only Want The Earth, Adobe Backroom Gallery, San Francisco (2018); TULCA -The Headless City curated by Daniel Jewesbury (2016); After the Future, Eva Biennial (2012) curated by Annie Fletcher, Limerick. She was selected four times to exhibit at Creekside Open, APT Gallery, London (2017,2015, 2013 & 2011 curated by Alison Wilding, Lisa Milroy, Ceri Hand and Phyllida Barlow respectively). She recently completed a residency in the School of Architecture & Engineering, UCD as part of Parity Studios.

Artist-Initiated Projects at Pallas Projects/Studios is an open-submission, annual gallery programme of 10 x 3-week exhibitions taking place between March and November 2019, in the context of a gallery space with a dedicated tradition towards the professional development of artists in a peer-led, supportive environment. This unique programme of funded, artist-initiated projects selected via open call is highly accessible to artists, with a focus on early career, emerging artists and recent graduates. Projects are supplemented with artists’ talks, texts, workshops or performances, and gallery visits by colleges and local schools. Funded by The Arts Council.

Exhibition continues: Friday 1st November 2019 – Saturday 16th November 2019
Gallery open: 12-6pm Thursday – Saturday


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