Ruth McHugh Profiles ‘Trade: Artists in Conversation’ Seminar
The DOCK, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim, 1 – 3 December 2011
TRADE, a unique pedagogical device facilitated by the arts offices of Leitrim and Rosommon, evolved in 2005 out of Cliodhna Shaffey’s ‘Artist-as-Traveller’ curatorial initiative. Underpinning Shaffrey’s original paradigm was the notion of mobility and fluidity for the artist and the premise that,
“the periphery or the margin is a powerful space and not secondary to the centre. It is critical to it because the centre cannot exist without the periphery and only in such space, in confrontation with the mainstream, the local can successfully be defended”.