Wexford Arts Centre are pleased to present The Age of Reason/Unreason (Part 3), a group show with artists Helen Comerford, Barbara Freeman, Patricia Hurl, Maria Levinge, Therry Rudin, and Gerda Teljeur, art historian/curator Catherine Marshall, and composer Carole Nelson. Through painting, drawing, film and performance, the group collectively known as Na Cailleacha – the Irish word for witches – will explore the nuanced process of growing older. The exhibition will run in the lower and upper galleries from Monday 16 August to Wednesday 6 October 2021 with a screening of the documentary Dawn to Dusk by Therry Rudin in the theatre every Thursday at 1pm from 26 August onwards.
This exhibition is the third public iteration of Na Cailleacha’s first year in collective practice. The group of eight older women, six visual artists, one musician and one curator, all, bar one, over 70 years of age, came together to explore issues around creativity, visibility, isolation, health and collective practice from an older feminist perspective. Na Cailleacha’s is committed to raising awareness and promoting public discussion about these issues, in keeping with Gloria Steinem’s assertion that ‘Women may be the one group that grows more radical with age’. The title of the exhibition alludes to the play of rational and irrational instincts in the creative process, especially challenging in relation to ageing and loss of capacity.
The Age of Reason/Unreason (Part 3) will run at Wexford Arts Centre from Monday 16 August to Wednesday 6 October 2021 and is supported by Artlinks.
Gallery hours: Monday-Friday from 10am-5pm and Saturday from 10am-4pm