Pictured: The Legacy Project, a presentation by Miriam O’Connor, the Legacy Project, 2013.
The Still We Work upcoming exhibition will feature works by artists Anne Tallentire, Miriam O’Connor, Sarah Browne and Vagabond Reviews, exploring contemporary representations of women and work. The exhibition will be formally opened at Dance Limerick, John’s Square, Limerick, Monday 12th October, 4pm.
Michele Horrigan, the exhibition curator, said: “After the presentations of Still, We Work in Dublin, Galway, Cork, and this year in Donegal and Kilkenny, it will now be spread across Limerick City, with a series of events accompanying its weeklong presence. The artworks are sited in three major cultural institutions of the city – Dance Limerick, Limerick City Gallery of Art and The Hunt Museum – to create a trail throughout Limerick, and a tactile way of experiencing the city while contemplating each particular artwork.”
What: Opening of the exhibition STILL, WE WORK: Representations of Women and Work
Where: Dance Limerick
When: Monday, 3pm with introductory talk by Legacy Project curator Valerie Connor, followed by celebratory reception 4pm.
Speakers at the launch will include representatives of the National Women’s Council of Ireland and Exhibition Curator.
12 – 18 October 2015, daily at all three venues in Limerick City.
Exhibition Venues and Artworks
Limerick City Gallery of Art
‘From, in and with’ by Anne Tallentire and ‘The Legacy Project’ by Miriam O’Connor.
Open daily 10–5.30, except Thursday 10–8pm and Sunday 12–5.30. Admission is free. Directions here
Dance Limerick Space
‘(In)Visible Labour Factorium’ by Vagabond Reviews.
Gallery open daily 12–5.30. Admission is free. Directions here
The Hunt Museum, The Captain’s Room
‘Peripherals’ by Sarah Browne.
Museum open daily 10 – 5, except Sunday 2–5. Admission is free to ‘Peripherals’ by Sarah Browne,
but tickets are required for the rest of the museum. Directions here
Monday, 12th October, 3pm, at Dance Limerick
Broken Biscuits II – an illustrated talk by Valerie Connor, introducing ‘Still, We Work and how artists’ representations of ‘movement’ has embodied and symbolized resistance to the status quo. Followed by a reception and launch at 4pm.
Tuesday, 13th October, 3pm / Dance Limerick
Lady Icarus – a talk by Lindie Naughton. In 1928, Lady Mary Heath, born in Newcastle West, County Limerick, flew her tiny open-cockpit biplane from Cape Town to London – the first solo pilot to make the trip. It took her three months in an epic adventure that included forced landings, bureaucratic bungling, hostile natives and a bullet or two. Never one to sit still for long, Lady Mary had already pioneered women’s athletics in Britain and helped introduce women’s track and field to the Olympics. Hear more about her contribution to a liberal understanding of women’s role in society from Lindie Naughton, author of Lady Icarus – the first full-length biography of Mary Heath.
Wednesday 14th October, 3pm / The Hunt Museum
Burn in Flames: Post-Patriarchal Archive in Circulation – performance by Sarah Browne and Jesse Jones. At the Captain’s Room in The Hunt Museum, Sarah Browne and Jesse Jones present Burn in Flames: Post-Patriarchal Archive in Circulation, developed as part of their current project In the Shadow of the State, a co-commission by Create (Ireland), Artangel (UK) and supported by an Arts Council 2016 Projects Award. For Browne and Jones, items from everyday experience are named as evidence of the current, late-capitalist oppression of women, from legal documents to consumer goods. These objects are identified, stamped, and placed back in circulation. This work is presented through a workshop / demonstration format and audience members are encouraged to participate by bringing material they want to stamp. The project also exists on twitter as @pparchive and welcomes online contributions.
Thursday, 15th October, 3pm / Limerick City Gallery of Art
Re-thinking the Legacy Project – a presentation by Miriam O’Connor, introduced by Noelle Collins.
After amassing a large archive of images through spending time at the NCWI offices in Dublin, Miriam will consider the role of editing in her work, and how she continues to navigate through what she calls a ‘bank’ of photographs. This approach relates to her more recent work around agriculture and farming, discussing what is seen and what remains obscured.
Read more about Limerick art here