Palmpsest

Palmpsest
24th May – 27 June 2014

Curator: Úna Campbell

The eight digital prints that make up this exhibition are the final stage of a collaborative process which took place between eight Irish artists over the summer of 2013. In this process each artist created an initial image which was then forwarded by email to the next artist in the group. The second artist then responded to it by adding to it, working over it or changing it in some way and then emailed it on to the third artist who also responded to it and passed it on.

The process continued until each of the eight artists had worked on each of the eight images. It proved to be a very creative and rewarding experience for the artists involved, each gaining a lot from the challenges of working in collaboration. It was interesting to encounter the varied working methods and creative processes of the other artists. The artists are: Brian Fay, Mary A Fitzgerald, Claire Halpin, Colin Martin, Eoin Mac Lochlainn, Aoife McGarrigle, Kate Murphy, Nuala Ní Fhlathúin and Ian Joyce.

The title: “Palimpsest - Rianú” refers to the original palimpsests - ancient manuscript pages which were erased so that they could be reused and overwritten – and Rianú, the Irish word for tracing. There is a trace of each of the eight artist’s hand left in all the final works.