Sisters of The Moon

Sisters of The Moon curated by Sandra Kelly is a celebration of womanhood. This exciting all female show brings together artists of different disciplines, mediums and methodologies. Artists include: Chloe Austin, Sorcha Peyton, Stina Sandstorm and Frances Cannon. Sisters of The Moon will officially open on Thursday the 13th of July at 6.30pm in GOMA Gallery of Modern Art in Waterford City. We are excited to announce Maryrose Simpson founder of MyLadyBug will open the show. 

This show is a collection of works by emerging and established artists. Austin’s work focuses on mirroring the tension of desiring a unified representation of self image. Technology is so intertwined with the creation of identity that it can no longer be separate from the body as a subject. New technologies give rise to a new way of expression for women. 

While Peyton’s work explores objects that are usually unseen and rarely considered, the artist makes work around menstruation, using by-products of these natural occurrences creating an intimate relationship with a woman’s body.

Sandstorm’s THE GEE SURVEY is a project based on medieval stone figures Sheela-na-Gigs. throughout history Sheela-na-Gigs have been hidden, defaced and destroyed, yet they reveal a time in Ireland when female genitalia was not associated with shame, vulgarity or pornography but was the subject of worship, healing, protection and humour. Sandstorm’s work is an attempt to connect these ancient figures to the current struggles of Irish women and to demonstrate the potential of their unapologetic exhibitionism to the liberate women from the shame and stigma still attached to our genitalia. 

Cannon is a multidisciplinary artist working predominantly in drawing and painting in ink, gouache and watercolour. Much of her work focuses on the female body and the female psyche and can be viewed as diaristic as it is primarily based on personal experience. Frances’ work examines what it is like to be a woman in contemporary times; looking at ideas of body-love and body-loathing, anxiety, relationships, sex and sexuality, gender, and bodily functions.