This exhibition is a response to the Repeal the 8th movement, curated by Irene Berkery and featuring artists: Francesca Castellano, Róisín White, Sarah Jayne Booth, Sophie Longwill and Sorcha Boyle. The mediums used to explore this subject include: photography, performance, installation, glass and film.
Our history as Irish women is speckled with crimson; from inadequate health treatments to our imprisonment in the Magdalene laundries. The Irish woman has taken that crimson and changed a law which denied women autonomy over their own bodies. The works within this exhibition map the events leading up to the referendum and the emotional response the artists had to the protests for bodily autonomy. These events made lucid the history of women in this country and empowered women to seek political change. A return to emotion is politically essential for cultural movements as it effects the very fabric of our intimate spaces; our bodies and our minds.