Visions of an Unsettled Earth | Group Exhibition at Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh

 

Date/Time
Date(s) - 06/08/2020 - 31/10/2020
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location
Sirius Arts Centre

Website
http://www.siriusartscentre.ie/visual-art/visions-of-an-unsettled-earth

Email
team@siriusartscentre.ie

Categories

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Visions of an Unsettled Earth’ is an exhibition that explores ideas of temporality, transience and transformation in the environment. It brings together new and recent works made by the Cork County-based artists Debbie Godsell, Fiona Kelly and Sarah O’Flaherty.

Godsell, Kelly and O’Flaherty use media as varied as print, sculpture and photography. Through images and materials, they refer to landscape as a continuous collaboration or negotiation between nature and human interaction.

Sarah Kelleher, critic, and contributor to the catalogue of the exhibition ‘Visions of Half-light’, which brought together Godsell, Kelly and O’Flaherty in 2018, considers that the artists are ‘concerned with the environmental, or, more precisely, with our increasingly mediated, distanced and fraught relationship to our surroundings.’

Godsell, Kelly and O’Flaherty understand landscape as a three-dimensional shared reality, which they examine through themes of land use – for example the cyclical process of creation and disintegration of matter. The artists put forward thoughts on this three-dimensional shared reality, ‘a palimpsest of what has gone before, to reveal what persists or survives as well as to propose new vital forms’, as they state.

Visions of an Unsettled Earth’ is an iteration of ‘Visions of Half-light’, an exhibition that the artists organised at the Town Hall Gallery in Macroom, County Cork, in 2018, funded by Cork County Council.

Debbie Godsell studied at the LIT Limerick School of Art & Design and the CIT Crawford College of Art & Design, Cork. Recent solo shows include ‘The Infinite Whatever’, Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford (2017). Recent group shows include ‘Seen, Not Heard’, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork (2019); ‘Zurich Portrait Prize’, National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin (2018); ‘Visions of Half-light’, Town Hall Gallery, Macroom (2018). Her work is in the collection of the National Gallery of Ireland; Crawford Art Gallery; Cork Opera House; Office of Public Works; University College Cork; Port of Cork. She was shortlisted for the Zurich Portrait Prize in 2018. She teaches at the Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa, Cork.

Fiona Kelly studied at the CIT Crawford College of Art & Design, Cork. Recent solo shows include ‘Overburden’, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork (2020); ‘The Dirt that Measures All Our Time’, Mermaid Arts Centre, Wicklow (2018); ‘The Great Heap’, Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Manorhamilton, and Luan Gallery, Athlone (2017). Recent group shows include ‘Mouth of a Shark’, Edinburgh Printmakers (2019); ‘The New State; Contemporary Etching in Ireland’, National Gallery of Ireland and Graphic Studio Gallery, Dublin (2019); ‘Visions of Half-light’, Town Hall Gallery, Macroom (2018); ‘Double Take’, The Glucksman, Cork (2018); ‘Sustainable Futures’, Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh (2018). Her work is the collection of the National Gallery of Ireland; Office of Public Works; University College Cork.

Sarah O’Flaherty studied at the CIT Crawford College of Art & Design, Cork, the LIT Limerick School of Art & Design and the Royal College of Art, London. Recent group shows include ‘Encountering the Landscape’, VISUAL, Carlow (2018); ‘Visions of Half-light’, Town Hall Gallery, Macroom (2018); ‘Here and Now’, Town Hall Gallery, Macroom (2016). She was awarded the Royal Hibernian Academy Conor Fallon Sculpture Award in 2012. She teaches at the LIT Limerick School of Art & Design.

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