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Shambles; a total state of disorder

Date: 31/01/2019

Ticket type: Free

Shambles; a total state of disorder

Opening on Thursday 31st January at 6pm - all are welcome. This is an exhibition of recent and current work by local artist printmaker Aoife Barrett.  It explores a never ending urge to create order and routine in our daily lives.
Aoife's practice revolves around repetition and a cycle of construction and destruction, altering and re-altering, breaking things down to their basic elements.  She re-uses and recycles materials, objects and buildings in an attempt to give them meaning and order.  Aoife makes prints from structures and builds structures from prints. 

More recently, Aoife's practice has explored issues around social isolation and loneliness while looking at ways of creating immersive, inclusive communities. As part of the residency at South Tipperary Arts Centre Aoife is researching the possibilities and potential of print and collaborative work as a tool to engage and connect with people and place. 

“My practice revolves around repetition and a cycle of construction and destruction, altering and re-altering, breaking things down to their basic elements.  I re-use and recycle materials, objects and buildings in an attempt to give them meaning and order.  I make prints from structures and build structures from prints.   I see printmaking as a tool for drawing, building and researching.
More recently, my practice has explored issues around social isolation and loneliness while looking at ways of creating immersive, inclusive communities.   As part of the residency at South Tipperary Arts Centre I am researching the possibilities and potential of print and collaborative work as a tool to engage and connect with people and place”.

On Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd February, Aoife will be in the gallery of South Tipperary Arts Centre making a printwork inspired by her recent workshops with Making Connections in Clonmel.

Groups are invited to drop in to watch her work and ask questions about the piece, printmaking, her inspirations as an artist. This is a great opportunity to engage with the artist and to reserve a place for your group, please call 052 612 7877 or email info@southtippartscentre.ie


Artist Biography
Aoife Barrett is a visual artist and printmaker. She holds a BA (Hons) Degree in Fine Art Printmaking from Limerick School of Art and Design (2010) and MA in Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking from University of the West of England (2015). She also holds a BA (Hons) Degree in Archaeology from the University College Cork (2006).
She has exhibited widely in the UK, Ireland, Hong Kong and Germany. She is currently working on an Artist in Residence project at the South Tipperary Arts Centre in Clonmel for Tipperary County Council. As part of that residency she is engaged on a printmaking project at the Presentation Primary School and with Making Connections.   She is also part of the Artist Team for Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust’s participatory arts programme.
Previous residencies include Wom@rts at Limerick Printmakers as part of a Creative Europe (2018), The Control Room, Bristol (2016), Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, New York (2015-16), 2nd International Print and Refractory Concrete Symposium, Preston (2015), The Peter Reddick Bursary Award, Spike Print (2015), Kilkenny Arts Office (2012), Open Art at Killenure Castle (2012), Dartmoor Arts Project, Devon (2011), and Artsource, Australia (2010).
 

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