ON STEADY GROUND/UNSTEADY GROUND
11 December 2021 – 13 March 2022
Cora Cummins works through printmaking. She is interested in not only exploring the idea of change connected to actual landscape, but also the wider psychological experience of loss and how the lexicon of grief connects with a geographical lexicon. For this exhibition, Cora has made a large-scale mountain through the etching technique. The etching is accompanied by a sculptural formation of the copper plates used in the printmaking process. Also included is a set of small-scale mezzotints depicting ephemeral subjects – clouds, aurora, waterfalls, collapsing glaciers. Saoirse Higgins is interested in revealing the connections between our vision of the world we live in, our expectations for the future and the tools we use to help us with this process. Her work is process-driven and she often collaborates with local experts and island communities. Saoirse has been marking and recording physical changes in the environment on the small island of Papa Westray. Higgins’ works in the exhibition include two films made in the Orkney Islands, photographs of the Sólhiemjökull glacier in Iceland, marking changes from 1976 to the present; an image of the stone benchmark symbol on the oldest house on Papa Westray which is used to measure rising sea levels; and a star spectra map which contemplates our changing position in the greater universal picture.
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Arts Office contact: Ciara King