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VENUE: GALLERY 2 RUA RED AND THE ORATORY, TALLAGHT, DUBLIN 24 Dates: PREVIEW FRIDAY 14 NOVEMBER 6 pm

THE EXHIBITION WILL BE OPENED BY MARIE COLLINS, IRISH MEMBER OF THE PONTIFICAL COMMISSION FOR THE PROTECTION OF MINORS

EXHIBITION SATURDAY 15 NOVEMBER – 22 DECEMBER 2014. 10 am – 6pm Tallaght Community Arts is pleased to present a solo exhibition I N V O C A T I O N of the work of artist Bernie Masterson. The exhibition is Masterson’s response to stories by former inmates of places of detention and industrial schools, and the betrayal of trust over decades by state and church of the thousands of children placed in their institutional care. Masterson comes from a painting background but uses moving images, stills, text, and sound to create a multi-layered meaningful form of expression. This body of work presents a coherent narrative, which moves us from a horror of speaking to the dispossessed in all of us, through a process of assimilation of these experiences and presents the possibility of transcendence. This work resonates with what M.D Higgins writes in the poem Memory. ‘To be removed from memory is to die twice,…(Catalogue introduction essay by Helen O”Donoghue, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Poem Quotation kind permission of Liberty Press) The exhibition will inhabit two sites and we are fortunate to have the support of Fr Pat Lucey and the Oratory committee to locate one installation work in The Oratory, Unit 12, level 1, The Sq Tallaght, Dublin 24. Masterson was born in Ballymoney, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland in 1958. She graduated from Limerick School of Art and Design in the 1980’s. She has had solo exhibitions with several galleries e.g. Draiocht Art Centre Dublin, University of Ulster Northern Ireland, Waterford Healing Arts Trust, Custom House Gallery Westport, and the Hunt Museum in Limerick. Masterson has also exhibited abroad – Art Biennial Stockholm, Sweden. Art ’95 New York International Art Exhibition, the Old Library Gallery in Cardiff, Wales and in 2009 with the 126 Gallery in Oakland, California.

HOUSE PORTRAITS – Mary Burke

ACTFWeb - Lauren’s House, Oil Pastel on Canvas, 60 cm x 60 xm. Curated and funded by Tallaght Community Arts Visual artist Mary Burke has made a series of paintings of the homes of 10 families in the Jobstown area of Tallaght West. The families agreed to have their homes photographed by the artist to use as source material for a series of paintings. The completed paintings will form an exhibition, HOUSE PORTRAITS, which will be launched in Gallery 2, RUA RED, on March 21st by writer Roddy Doyle. The exhibition will continue until April 11th and then tour a number of venues in Ireland and the UK. On the conclusion of HOUSE PORTRAITS each family will own the portrait of their home. As part of this project the families also agreed to be interviewed by sociologist Mary P. Corcoran about their homes,to tell their own stories about what those homes meant to them, materially and symbolically and her findings are included in a book documenting HOUSE PORTRAITS that will be available for sale at the exhibition. Mary P. Corcoran writes: “Mary Burke’s work challenges us to rethink our stereotypical casting of suburbia as bland, boring, bleak and desert-like. She re-frames the iconography of home in West Tallaght through an artist’s lens, giving the viewers and the people who live there a sense of the everyday poetics of lived space”. HOUSE PORTRAITS has been curated and produced with Tallaght Community Arts. HOUSE PORTRAITS was exhibited at RUA RED, UCD & NUI Maynooth. Mary Burke studied Fine Art at NCAD and graduated with an honours BA (1982). She has exhibited extensively both in Ireland and abroad and she has been awarded residencies at the Leighton Artists Colony at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada and a United States Information Agency fellowship to work at the Vermont Studio Center, USA. Other awards include two Arts Council bursaries, a bursary from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation (Montreal), and a special Merit Award from the Golden Fleece Lillias Mitchell Trust. Her work is included in many public and corporate collections including The Arts Council, AIB International Financial Services Centre, Ulster Bank, KBC Bank, Eircom, Dublin Airport Authority, Aer Motive Ireland, South Dublin County Council, Fingal County Council and the Office of Public Works. She also has Masters Degrees in Anthropology and Digital Media Technologies.

Exhibition Dates:

  • RUA RED Saturday 21 March – Saturday 11 April 2015
  • University College Dublin Friday 29 May – Friday 10 July 2015
  • NUI Maynooth Monday 28 September – Friday 23 October 2015 Saturday 21 March – Saturday 11 April 2015
  • University College Dublin Friday 29 May – Friday 10 July 2015
  • NUI Maynooth Monday 28 September – Friday 23 October 2015

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