Post -it | Artists Talks CCAD | Week 3 Dara Mc Grath

Post -it | Artists Talks CCAD | Week 3 Dara Mc Grath

Date: 22nd May 2013
Time: 1-2pm
Venue: MTU CCAD Sharman Crawford St Campus

Impact8 - Cork Printmakers and CIT Crawford College of Art & Design present: POST-IT A Collabrative Print Project between Cork Printmakers and CIT Crawford College of Art & Design, selected to be presented at the major print symposium IMPACT8 in Dundee, Scotland, from 28 August - 01 September 2013. Please see for further details.

The idea for this project grew from a series of meetings between Cork Printmakers and CIT Crawford College of Art & Design. We wanted to find a way to explore the links between the two organisations, allow relationships and ideas to flourish through discussion, making and finally, displaying the end result. This project is to be a conduit for the dissemination of thoughts and ideas on cultural, philosophical, spiritual, whimsical and the sublime - when you see a poster site that is not telling you what to buy, where to go, who to trust, it carries the impact of the unexpected. Given Ireland's and Europe's current economic crises, the project may also give a new, unique voice or perspective to some of these concerns. The idea is to use 100 poster sites to display work across the City of Dundee for the duration of the IMPACT8. This will allow maximum visual impact for both the artists and the viewers. We have chosen poster-sites because they are immediate, they help to take the artwork out of its usual context and setting and seeing images produced in such a way is both exciting and fresh for both organisations.

There is a strong tradition of artists using or referencing the graphic format and typography of advertising i.e. Jenny Holzer's Trueisms, Barbara Kruger, Ed Ruscha and in more recent years David Shrigley, Superflux and more. The project will be supported and prefaced by a series of artists' talks, open to the public, to be hosted by CIT Crawford College of Art & Design and Cork Printmakers.


This weeks artist is Dara Mc Grath:



My central concern lies in exploring transitional spaces, those in-between places where architecture, landscape and the built environment often intersect, and where a dialogue – of absence rather than presence – is created. My practice is driven by explorations of these charged, shifting entities – buildings that have come to the end of their functionality, the changing functionality of a landscape, human interruptions in the landscape - that exist in urban, rural and suburban contexts

The resultant photoworks are realised both with the gallery space and as site-specific installations and interventions.

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