Exhibition puts spotlight on graduates’ talent

Katie Moore's work in memory of the Tuam Babies, which was made using gypsophila, is showing in the MA:18 exhibition. PHOTO: JOE O'SHAUGHNESSY.
Katie Moore's work in memory of the Tuam Babies, which was made using gypsophila, is showing in the MA:18 exhibition. PHOTO: JOE O'SHAUGHNESSY.

Arts Week with Judy Murphy

A sculptural tribute to the Tuam Babies, created using gypsophila (or Babies’ Breath),  and a hyper-real installation of old suitcasesthat offers a door into memory and emotion are among the works on display in MA:18, an exciting new exhibition at the old Connacht Tribune Printworks on Market Street.

Presented by 12 graduates of GMIT’s Master of Arts in Creative Practice, the exhibition opens this Friday at 7pm in the city-centre space as part of Culture Night and will run until September 30.

Alejandra Plaza and Andreas Keonig are sculptors who explore interactions between specific materials and spaces. Koenig works with traditional and contemporary weaving techniques in willow, while Plaza offers a new perspective on everyday objects such as tables and chairs.

Katie Moore is a textile artist who explores empathy and memorialisation through her work, while Martina Passman, Eileen Lydon and Brigid Mulligan are installation artists. Passman uses found and inanimate objects as the basis of her practice, while Lydon explores the impact of colour and light on humans. Mulligan explores themes of grief and loss through sentimental objects.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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