This exhibition explores the wealth and the breadth of contemporary art through the media of lens and installation based works, featuring work by emerging and established artists. The exhibition explores the notion of the “Saturn Return” through a physical/emotional acknowledgement of forward thinking regarding the relationship between ourselves and our environment.
About the artists:
Ursula Burke is an emerging artist, based in Belfast. Burke is currently a director of Catalyst Arts and co-trustee of the Cushendall Tower residency programme. Recently she took part in the Cardiff Art and Time Festival. Her current work is photographic based, and explores the mother and daughter relationship.
Laura Gannon is an artist based in Dublin. Gannon has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally, including most recently a major solo exhibition at the Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin. Gannon works with the media of film, video, drawing and photography. Her more recent works have explored the mind and its capacity to survive contemporary culture.
Lucy Harrison is an artist based in London. She has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally, including New Contemporaries 2000. Harrison uses the media of photography and silk screen. Her work explores public and not so public places in the city. Her works are held in collections nationally and internationally, including the Victoria and Albert museum.
Elina Medley is an emerging artist based in Belfast. Medley is currently director of the Catalyst Arts. Medley recently exhibited at the D-Net festival at The Lux Centre, London. Her work is photographic/video based.
Lisa Malone is an emerging artist, based in Belfast and is currently undertaking the Graduating Student Residency Program at Flax Arts Studios. Most recently, Malone had a solo exhibition at Arts Centre. Malone’s work plays on the interchangeability of the real and the imaginary, blurring the boundaries between adulthood and childhood, at present her works are installation based.
Jo McGonigal is an artist and organizer based in Manchester, she also works in FACT, Liverpool. McGonigal works in diverse media. She has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally her work examines Western interpretations of different cultures.