Gallery as Garden | Joan Davis at Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray

Gallery as Garden | Joan Davis at Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray


02/07/2021 - 31/07/2021    
11:00 am - 4:00 pm


Mermaid Arts Centre
Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, Wicklow

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From 2nd July Mermaid is delighted to present an exhibition by artist Joan Davis, entitled Garden as Gallery, Gallery as Garden.

The exhibition runs in conjunction with a series of live outdoor dance performance events at Gorse Hill on the slopes of Bray Head entitled GARDEN AS GALLERY. The exhibition at Mermaid presents aspects of the garden installations translated into indoor pieces. Magical and utterly inspired by nature and all that dances in her.

Joan Davis has lived her whole life in Ireland, where she has pioneered innovative contemporary dance practices since 1976. From 1996, when she moved to Wicklow, she developed the arts practice and performance offerings of Maya Lila. In 2012 Joan offered a somatic training, the first of its kind in Ireland, called ORIGINS. In 2013 Mary Wycherley, a dance filmmaker based in Limerick, Ireland, was funded to make a film of the work of Maya Lila called ‘In the Bell’s Shadow’. Between 1996 and 2021, Joan developed the gardens at Gorse Hill with many outdoor garden installations. This is her first exhibition in an indoor gallery space.

The exhibition is open 11am to 4pm Monday to Saturday until 31st July 2021. Admission is free.

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