Material Narratives

Material Narratives

Date: 8th Oct 2015 - 24th Oct 2015
Time: 10am-5pm open Monday - Friday
Venue: James Barry Exhibition Centre

CIT Development Bursary Exhibition 2015

David Mathúna / Kevin O Shea / Helen Stringer

James Barry Exhibition Centre
CIT Bishopstown Campus

7-23 October 2015
Opening Reception Wednesday 7th October, 7pm.

CIT Arts Office is proud to present the CIT Development Bursary Exhibition 2015, featuring the work of David Mathúna, Kevin O Shea, and Helen Stringer.

Though using very different media and contrasting working methods, the artists share an interest in exploring the narrative possibilities of materials and the effect of context on instinctive interpretation. In some works, a narrative is suggested but only partially. In others, clues to interpretation are deliberately absent – leaving room for our pre-conceived readings to surface. The exhibition brings together a collection of objects, imagery, and asks many questions, but the underlying questions may be more about how we embed and transmit meaning in materials and objects than about what those produced objects are.

These three graduates of CIT Crawford College of Art & Design were awarded CIT Development Bursaries in June 2014, and we are delighted to welcome them now to the James Barry Exhibition Centre.

The CIT Development Bursary is supported by the Office of the Registrar and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and managed by CIT Arts Office. Fourth year students of Fine Art and of Contemporary Applied Arts at CIT Crawford College of Art & Design were invited to apply by proposing specific development activities they wish to undertake in the year following graduation to advance their professional skills and experience, that may not be possible without the bursary funding.
The recipients make a presentation to students during the following academic year, showing how they are using the bursary. An exhibition can also be offered, supported by CIT Arts Office, as an opportunity to show new work influenced by or made through the research and development activities.

Directly supporting the development of skills, techniques, networks, and ideas in this way aims not only to enhance the professional opportunities for these graduates, but also to bring experimental, challenging, and innovative work to the arts spaces of CIT.

Please join us for the Opening Reception on Wednesday 7th October at 7pm, in the James Barry Exhibition Centre, D-Block, CIT Bishopstown Campus.

The exhibition will be open from 8-23 October, 10am-5pm Monday – Friday.


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