Infant | Yarli Allison at Gwyn’s Cafe and Pavilion, Brooke Park, Derry

 

Infant | Yarli Allison at Gwyn's Cafe and Pavilion, Brooke Park, Derry Date/Time
Date(s) - 17/11/2018 - 15/12/2018

Location
Gwyn's Café & Pavilion

Website
http://visualartists.org.uk/newspaces/

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Opening reception: 17 November, 12 noon.

Infant completes [backspace]’s final attempt to imagine the future by rewriting the past. Showcasing her work at Gwyn’s Cafe and Pavilion, where the site once served as an orphanage, artist Yarli Allison arrives at this last stage of the life cycle in searching for a new reading of adolescence, negligence, reconnection and rebirth. Audience will find themselves peeping through a belly-button-shaped shell to view moving images investigating quality of innate curiosity and warmth. To readdress our tactility, this video object is supplemented by critter soft toys overlooking the children’s play area outside the Pavilion.

Artist Bio:
Yarli Allison is a multidisciplinary artist whose work often extends from the impact of childhood. She holds an MFA in Sculpture from The Slade School of Fine Art, UCL.

Curator Bio:
Edy Fung is an artist and curator based in Derry, who is interested in alternate histories and speculative fictions. She practises in conservation architecture in Donegal and contemporary art in Belfast.

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