THROUGH THE EYE OF A NEEDLE | Eileen Fair at Saolta Arts


THROUGH THE EYE OF A NEEDLE | Eileen Fair at Saolta Arts Date/Time
Date(s) - 03/05/2022 - 31/05/2022
6:00 am - 10:00 pm

Saolta Arts





THROUGH THE EYE OF A NEEDLE – Solo debut exhibition.

Eileen Fair has just completed her third year Contemporary Art Practice with the newly formed Atlantic Technological University in Wellpark, Galway. As a legally blind artist, she has dedicated much of her work over the past two years to addressing issues around sight loss, the effect on the individual, stigma and the lack of awareness in society. Her photography involves both digital and rudimentary manual responses to emulate the different ways in which the visually impaired see and to generate more awareness and empathy. She uses re-imagined Snellen Visual Acuity charts to share provoking insights and has spent over sixty-five hours embroidering her ‘Experiential Statement’.

By using an incredible array of mixed media and found objects, the artist presents work that is serious and honest, while some of it is quite humorous and unexpected. This ongoing collection is a continuing exploration of how to overcome the effects of sight loss and how to help others understand it more fully. Eileen is interested in discussions around inclusivity and safer urban planning for the visually impaired community. She is also appreciates the link between science, medicine, human experience and artistic expression.

This self-curated exhibition is kindly hosted by Saolta Arts, Galway University Hospital, for the month of May. Due to current visitor restrictions, please email to book a viewing slot.

Eileen has recently had an artwork selected by the RHA 192nd Annual Exhibition and that unique embroidered piece ‘Vision: Journal Pages’ will be on view in RHA Dublin, from May 23 until July 24.


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