Chaney Exhibition and 'Farming in Wicklow' Talk
Exhibition runs until Sat Aug 29 . Courthouse open wed 10-1pm. Thurs-Sat 10-5pm. This installation centres on a collection of shards of pottery or “Chaney” collected by the artist Orla Callaghan from the fields near her home in Carnew, Co Wicklow.
Using techniques of feltmaking the shards will be enclosed in a floor piece and combined with other constructed elements to evoke the environment of the fields.
This work is intended to reflect on the relationship between people and the land, local practice of agriculture over the years and its primal role in human existence.
The exhibition is presented as an open studio event and the public are invited to come to observe and engage with the artist as she works on the installation.
Open Studio – Thursday, Friday, Saturday Aug 6th – 28th 10am-5pm
Lecture – Farming in Wicklow 1750-1850. Jonathan Bell and Mervyn Watson Thurs Aug 27th 8pm. €5/€3. In partnership with West Wicklow Historical Society.
Closing reception – Saturday Aug 29th 4-6pm.
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