Transcending Annihilation | WIT Graduate Exhibition at GOMA Gallery of Modern Art, Waterford

Transcending Annihilation | WIT Graduate Exhibition at GOMA Gallery of Modern Art, Waterford


10/12/2020 - 16/01/2021    


GOMA Gallery of Modern Art
6 Lombard Street, Waterford, Waterford, X91 F2XP, Munster

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Transcending Annihilation
An exhibition by a selection of graduates of the W.I.T. 2020 graduating class
Lisa Comerford
Susie Kelly
Karra Peters
Roberta Sarni
Milana Ziedelyte
Marika Manning

Please book tickets for one of our three opening slots on the relevant link below.

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Opening Thursday the 10th December
(booking for opening reception essential)

10th Dec – 16th January

Due to covid-19 restrictions limited places are available for the opening reception. To secure a place at one of the three time slots please click the relevant link and fill in your booking details.
Please note, on arrival you will be greeted by our staff who will explain the safety procedure of the gallery.

All visitors are asked to sign in on the day by using our contactless sign in sheet. Hand sanitising stations are available and we are asking all visitors to wear their own mask.

GOMA is delighted to invite you to our upcoming exhibition title Transcending Annihilation featuring six very talented artists showcasing an array of creativity and ingenuity across multiple artistic disciplines. Artists exhibiting are Lisa Comerford, Susie Kelly, Karra Peters, Roberta Sarni, Milana Ziedelyte and Marika Manning.

Each year GOMA works with colleges throughout Ireland to offer recent graduate supports. This year, due to covid-19, graduates of Waterford Institute of Technology 2020 class lost an opportunity to physically exhibit their work in what would be their final year degree show. GOMA’s Director contacted the college to offer students a curated exhibition for late December when restrictions lifted.

The exhibition titled Transcending Annihilation showcases the work of six emerging artists from across a range of disciplines. The diversity of practice on show is combined with a variety of methodologies.

Transcending is often a word used by artists of something that happens in the art-making process, it is related to inner experience which makes it a powerful contribution to the creative process. The underlying motivation to making work in a socio-political framework or any context is life experiences or the development of self-realisation.

The idea and title of the exhibition came from extracting or cross-pollinating common themes or threads already existing within the student’s practice and employing it to the current crisis. An area of common concern or interest began to surface, the exploration of transcending annihilation conducted withing a socio-political framework informed by the student’s practice, aiming to reconnect it to the current context.

Curated by Jenna Whelan.

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