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Find - County Mayo

Date uploaded: March 26, 2014

'FIND' is a series of temporary artworks, installations and events in and around the town of Castlebar, Co Mayo.  The works, which are installed within walking distance of each, feature commissions by artists Ian Wieczorek, Amanda Rice, Chris Leach, Nuala Clarke, Alice Dixon and Joanna Hopkins. FIND will be launched on Saturday 29th of March 2014

This project is the first collaboration of the Linenhall Arts Centre and the Mayo County Council Public Art Programme, curated by Gaynor Seville.  The series of temporary installations are created by Mayo based artists who applied for the commissions via an open competition process.

Artists were encouraged to consider discreet or ‘hidden’ works that will be ‘unravelled’, or be revealed, via the event tour, and maps – encouraging the audience to search out the work.

The artists also had the opportunity to be mentored and supported by International profile artists Alice Maher and Aideen Barry during the development and realisation of their ideas.   Alice had a hugely successful mid career retrospective at IMMA last year and she has vast experience in working in installation, site-specific and temporal art.  Aideen Barry has a multi versatile practice, which spans a range of art forms and approaches, including sculpture, performance, drawing, and animation. Aideen also acts and an advocate for visual artists based in the west of Ireland in her role as Western Representative for Visual Artists Ireland. She teaches at the Limerick School of Art and Design as a Lecturer in Sculpture and Combined Media.

An accompanying exhibition at the Linenhall, will expose the studio work and process behind the production of the artists artworks.  The gallery space will in effect become a living installation of artist’s studios during the month of the exhibition and audience members throughout the month will have the opportunity to observe and meet the artists working in the space.

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Still from Joanna Hopkin's film in the old Star cinema

Still from Joanna Hopkin's film in the old Star cinema