Date(s) - 14/07/2018 - 11/08/2018
Exhibition Opening: Saturday 14 July at 2pm.
Responding to the complex and layered history of Sion Mills – a flax-spinning mill and model village run by the Herdman family from 1835 until 2004 – this exhibition takes the form of text as intervention. Displayed in the Sion Stables heritage museum alongside a selection of artefacts, photographs and archival documents that reflect on the lives of the mill-owners, the mill-workers and the production of Irish Linen, a newly commissioned poetic text by artist and writer Suzanne Walsh will engage in a dialogue with the history and story of a site that bears the weight of shifting ideas around labour, gender and community.
Suzanne Walsh is an artist and writer from Wexford, currently a resident in Fire Station Studios in Dublin. She works primarily with the forms of text, performance, audio both in and out of a gallery context.
Alice Butler is a writer, film programmer and curator. She is co-director of aemi, a Dublin-based initiative that supports and regularly exhibits artist & experimental moving image work in cinema or event-based settings.