DEAN KELLY – City Studies | The Kenny Gallery, 17 August – 7 September, 2019.

DEAN KELLY EXHIBITION KENNY GALLERY 2019

DEAN KELLY – City Studies | The Kenny Gallery, 17 August – 7 September, 2019. Galway artist Dean Kelly’s most recent works, City Studies record the built heritage of his native city and will be hanging at the Kenny Gallery through Ireland’s National Heritage Week 2019, and beyond. Former Macnas designer and current exhibition organiser … Read more

The Precariat – Ursula Burke – Galway Arts Centre

ursula burke the precariat

Ursula Burke’s work explores abuses of power in many realms of the social and political in the West. Often, taking a Northern Irish context as a critical point of departure from which to generalise her approach outwards to international concerns. Formally, her work appropriates tropes deeply invested in the Classical, and re-inserts them in the contemporary, aiming to create a conceptual bridge between the Classical ‘ideal’ (in form/society) and the ‘reality’ of contemporary post-conflict Northern Irish society. The Precariat brings together a suite of work that seeks to investigate the experience of insecurity, fast becoming a universal condition as we struggle to subsist in an impoverished and increasingly unstable civil society, in which personal solutions are prescribed to global problems.

I was in college with Ursula in the 90s (I doubt she remembers me, she was in third year when I was in first) and she was a hugely engaged student, and I vividly remember her activism in the Art Department leading to the eventual migration to the specialised art campus of Cluain Mhuire in Wellpark. She was a very inspiring figure and spoke up for all of us. I’m looking forward to seeing her work in the Galway Arts Centre.

via The Precariat – Ursula Burke – Galway Arts Centre (31st May – 6th July)