Exploring confinement & disconnection
Window Exhibition 1 // 7-30 May 2021
CREATING CONNECTION ONLINE EXHIBITION AVAILABLE HERE
PRESENTED BY MTU DEPARTMENT OF ARTS IN HEALTH & EDUCATION, AND MTU GALLERY AT 46 GRAND PARADE, SUPPORTED BY MTU ARTS OFFICE CONNECT LE CHÉILE ARTS PROJECT FUND
ONLINE AND WINDOW EXHIBITION of Selected works
MAY & JUNE 2021
Date: 7th May - 25th June 2021
Viewing Time: Window Exhibition 9am to 11pm
Venue: Windows of MTU Gallery at 46 Grand Parade
Developed by Louise Foott, Head of Department of Arts in Health & Education, supported by MTU Gallery at 46 Grand Parade, this exhibition has come together through the generous sharing of MTU students, staff and alumni who responded to the open call. The works show how some responded to these strange times, and includes an incredibly diverse selection from photographs, textiles, origami, drawing, painting to gardening, baking, and furniture design.
Being creative has helped us cope, whether through escapism, offering a different perspective or the space to imagine a healthy future.
The online exhibition showing a selection of all submitted works is viewable online at www.crawford.cit.ie, with smaller selection for the window exhibitions made with the help of guest selectors - Dr. Michael Waldron, Assistant Curator of Collections and Special Projects, Crawford Art Gallery and Tadhg Crowley, Senior Curator of Education + Community, The Glucksman Gallery.
Supported by mtu arts office - Connect le chéile arts project fund
This is the first of two exhibitions featuring creative works by MTU Staff Students and recent graduates from across MTU, selected from the Open Call for Lockdown Creatives, and will be shown at the MTU Gallery at 46 Grand Parade during May & June 2021.
This project was initiated to share the important role creativity has played in supporting us during the three lockdowns. It highlights the ‘beyond words’ ability of the arts to connect and give voice during the seemingly relentless experience. The arts have connected and nurtured us. They have enabled us to laugh and given us hope.
Featuring work made by - Angela Burchill, Chinna Devarapu, Connor McBride, Eileen Healy, Leanne Gabriel, Lisa Zagone, Louise Foott, Rebecca Lyons, Roisín Mohally, Rosaleen Moore and Samreen Umer.
Engaging with creativity and making during the long days and nights of lockdown has been a lifeline for many of us. From viral videos being shared on WhatsApp to developing new culinary skills in the kitchen, noticing and documenting the minute detail of our 2/5km limits to exploring alternative ways of expressing ourselves.
“Being creative has helped us cope, whether through escapism, offering a different perspective or the space to imagine a healthy future.”
Louise Foott, Head of Arts in Health & Education, MTU Crawford College of Art & Design
This exhibition presents the work of staff, students and recent graduates across Munster Technological University, in response to an open call. Works range in scale and medium: big or small, 3-D or 2-D, still or moving image, music or sound, photography, print, painting, textile, craft, even baking and gardening. As we begin to move forward together from the challenges of lockdown, they celebrate our shared connection with creativity to get us through this past year.
With special thanks to guest selectors - Dr. Michael Waldron, Assistant Curator of Collections and Special Projects, Crawford Art Gallery and Tadhg Crowley, Senior Curator of Education + Community, The Glucksman Gallery.
Introduction to Creating Connection from Louise Foott, Head of Arts in Health & Education, MTU Crawford College of Art & Design