Saturday 21st August, 2:30pm, Solstice Auditorium | Free, booking essential
Join exhibiting artist Isabel Nolan with Irish fiction and arts writer Sue Rainsford, writer, curator and Director of CCA, Glasgow, Francis McKee, and Director and curator Belinda Quirke for conversations and new writing that speak to the exhibition A delicate bond which is also a gap. Ranging across a span of time beginning with woven images of the 40,000-year-old sculpture “Löwenmensch” the exhibition concludes with an ambitious, specially commissioned tapestry depicting the disintegration of the sun. The exhibition includes new textile work, sculptures, drawings, painting and text.
Isabel Nolan is a visual artist from Dublin. Her expansive practice incorporates sculpture, painting, textile works, photography, writing and works on paper. The subject matter in her work is similarly comprehensive, taking in cosmological phenomena, religious reliquaries, Greco-Roman sculptures and literary/historical figures, examining the behaviour of humans and animals alike. Nolan is represented by Kerlin Gallery, Dublin.
Sue Rainsford is an Irish fiction and arts writer living in Dublin. She is a recipient of the the VAI/DCC Art Writing Award, the Arts Council Literature Bursary Award, the Kate O’Brien Award and a MacDowell Fellowship. She is the author of two novels, Follow Me To Ground and Redder Days.
Francis McKee is Director of the CCA, Glasgow since 2006, and a lecturer and research fellow at Glasgow School of Art. He curated the Scottish participation at the Venice Biennale with Kay Pallister in 2003, and has written and co-published extensively on the work of artists linked to Glasgow. His first novel Even the Dead Rise Up is published by Bookworks.
This is a free event. Booking is essential as we are operating on a limited capacity, in line with government guidelines.