Silent Signals | Conor O’Grady at Áras Inis Gluaire


Silent Signals | Conor O’Grady at Áras Inis Gluaire Date/Time
Date(s) - 09/06/2022 - 11/07/2022
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Áras Inis Gluaire




Silent Signals is a solo, survey exhibition by Mayo based visual artist Conor O’Grady.


The multidisciplinary works in the exhibition use traditional and natural materials such as water gathered from natural water sources. Water samples taken from rivers, streams, lakes and oceans across Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland used here as a medium to be mixed with paint.


Each body of water was chosen due to its proximity or significance to particular othered or marginalised communities or historical events that have affected them. Primarily the work reflects the conservation of water as well as a body of waters ability to be an unplace, a boundary to land, and a geographical area in its own right.


The works were created during a fellowship Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle, Co. Mayo and during the Jon Scheuler Scholarship on the Isle of Skye as well as during research projects undertaken by O’Grady between 2019- 2022.


The exhibition and its related research examine the shared folklore, mythology and historical connections between both countries. Depicting the lived experiences and concerns of particular rural, isolated or marginal communities.


Silent Signals represents a body of physically othered works, a mapping system for these experiences and a record of the geographical areas the works depict.


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