Home from Home: Irish artists respond to the COVID-19 restrictions, The Glucksman

Home from Home: Irish artists respond to the COVID-19 restrictions, The Glucksman


17/04/2020 - 30/08/2020    


Online, n/a, n/a

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Artists: Sara Baume, Tinka Bechert, Martin Boyle, Brian Duggan, James L. Hayes, Kerry Guinan, Eileen Hutton, Julie Merriman, Doireann Ní Ghrioghair, Treasa O’Brien, Julia Pallone, Amanda Rice, Ciara Roche, Kathy Tynan, Mieke Vanmechelen

Curated by Chris Clarke and Fiona Kearney

Home from Home is a new online initiative from the Glucksman. It is intended as a way to provide insight into the extraordinary situation of being confined to home during the COVID 19 pandemic. The selected artists were due to present work in the Glucksman this April as part of the exhibition HOME which is now postponed until later this year.

Every Tuesday and Friday, we share the response of a single artist and provide some additional information on their wider practice. To date, there are 5 responses to view with 10 more to be released over the coming weeks. View here.View here.

Home from Home captures some of the diverse ways we are all experiencing the current restrictions: the implications of working alongside children and pets, the solitary exploration of the imposed 2km parameter around one’s residence, the increased reliance on online networks and applications, a renewed attention to the natural world and the prominence of social distancing in our everyday lives.

Home from Home 5: Tinka Bechert
Born in Berlin, Tinka Bechert has been living in Ireland for over twenty years. Her work is represented in collections including the Office of Public Works, Ireland; the National Library, Berlin; the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; and Tate Britain, London.

Home from Home 4: Brian Duggan
Brian Duggan lives in Dublin and his work is in the permanent collections of the Hugh Lane Gallery; the OPW national collection; Trinity College Dublin; the National Portrait collection; and the Irish Museum of Modern Art. He is represented by Balzer Projects, Basel, Switzerland.

Home from Home 3: Julie Merriman
Julie Merriman is a Dublin-based artist whose work has been featured in exhibitions at DLR Lexicon Gallery, Dublin; Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane; EVA International 2018, Limerick City Gallery; Tulca Festival of Visual Art, Galway; and Luan Gallery, Athlone.

Home from Home 2: Ciara Roche
Ciara Roche is a painter based in county Wexford. Her second solo show, Here and Away, opened in The Lab gallery in Dublin in September 2019, while previous exhibitions include Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh; Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin; and St Carthage Hall, Lismore.

Home from Home 1: Eileen Hutton
Eileen Hutton’s practice aims to generate reciprocal relationships with the natural environment and create replicable models for informed environmental actions. A member of the ecoart network, Hutton is contributing to a collaboratively produced book on pedagogy and ecoarts practice.

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