Saturday 11 February 2017, 1.30pm
Olivier Cornet Gallery, 3 Great Denmark Street, Dublin
The Olivier Cornet Gallery hosts ‘Exploring the Patrick Scott Archive’, a presentation by Clare Lymer of the National Irish Visual Arts Library (NIVAL). This presentation is organised in the context of Aisling Conroy’s solo exhibition ‘BARDO’ at the gallery (Feb 5 to March 4)
In 2016 Conroy completed a six-month residency at the Laois Arthouse where she developed the work for Bardo. During her residency, the new body of work that evolved was informed by and made in response to the Patrick Scott Archive, recently bequeathed to The National Irish Visual Arts Library. This archive is a rare and previously unseen collection of Scott’s day-to-day studio diaries, photographs, correspondence and drawings. Eastern art and iconography, Zen Buddhism, meditation, and ritual directly influenced Scott’s work; recurrent veins that have grown throughout her own practice.