The absence of the necessity of being occupied // Elisa Feiritéar

The absence of the necessity of being occupied // Elisa Feiritéar

Date: 3rd Feb 2016 - 12th Feb 2016
Time: Open times Mon-Fri 10am to 5pm
Venue: James Barry Exhibition Centre

CIT Registrar & Vice President for Academic Affairs is pleased to invite you to

The absence of
the necessity of
being occupied


A solo exhibition by Elisa Feiritéar

CIT Bishopstown Campus


Fáilte roimh cách  /  All are welcome


This body of work explores the paradox of leisure in society, from Aristotle’s theory that leisure is ‘the absence of the necessity of being occupied’ to contemporary times where leisure is affected by cross-cultural factors and so many other evolving trends. Through painting, which ironically in itself is a leisure activity to some, the work examines leisure as a state of being in today’s world.
Elisa Feiritéar


Tá súil again go mbainfidh sibh ar fad  taitneamh as an taispeántas niamhrach seo agus as an gclár iomlán d’imeachtaí a bheidh ar siúl in Ionad Taispeántas James Barry ó cheann ceann na bliana.
Barra Ó Conchúir, Cláraitheoir


About The CIT Registrar's Prize
CIT Registrar & Vice President for Academic Affairs awards this prize annually to a graduating student at the CIT Crawford College of Art & Design Fine Art and Contemporary Applied Arts Degree Show. The prize includes acquisition of a work for the CIT Collection, and a solo exhibition in the James Barry Exhibition Centre. The award is supported by the CIT Arts Office.


Elisa Feiritéar's work exhibited at the CIT CCAD Degree Show in June 2015 focussed on the influence of the ubiquitous smartphone and Social Media on contemporary social interactions and on our experience of our environments. Do we use these technologies to record or enhance interactions, or to replace those interactions?

The works suggested intriguing and complex connections between a wide range of research and study areas, many pursued at CIT, including the arts, engineering, social studies, media communications, and business, while also utilising the unique abilities of painting to explore and portray both the perception and actuality of a situation.

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