In his new exhibition, “Angles: Perspectives from the margins”, which opens on the 8th of March 2018 at the GOMA Gallery, Lombard Street, Waterford, Mackey examines some of the issues faced by people of lower socioeconomic backgrounds in social housing developments in Ireland. Using his own community of St. Pauls as a point of departure Mackey explores issues such as social disparity, social prejudice, social exclusion, crime, drug addiction and unemployment. Mackey is also interested in looking at the components that make up a community and reflects on the strength of community that exists in working class environments.
“Angles: Perspectives from the margins.” is a site-specific exhibition for the GOMA Gallery, Lombard Street, Waterford. The exhibition will utilise a variety of methods and approaches, ranging from drawing to print making to mixed media installation.
The annual Graduate Award Exhibition for 2018 opens on Thursday 18th of January at 6.30pm. All are welcome, admission is free and refreshments will be served.
The artists featured in this years exhibition include:
The featured artists are recent graduates from Waterford, Cork and Limerick.
The exhibition continues until February 25th. We look forward to seeing you!
Helen Farrell is a visual artist based in Cork City working primarily within the disciplines of drawing, painting and printmaking. In addition to maintaining a professional studio practice she has been active in many artist run studios and workshop facilities in Cork City.
In 2016 she graduated with a Doctorate in Philosophy from University College Cork.
The working title for the body of work Helen Fallerell is currently working on is Creatura (a thing that is always in the process of undergoing creation). The fundamental basis of Farrells practice is drawing from observation; this provides a starting point and impetus for Farrells paintings that become, through the process of working, increasingly fragmented and ephemeral.
While Farrells prints often manage to retain the image in a recognizable form the mixed media paintings and drawings pass through many stages in the process of making, reflecting Farrells preoccupation with the multiple dimensions of corporeal life and how to give that experience a palpable presence.