Wednesday 19 September 2018

'Observances' by Nuala O'Sullivan part of the 'Gallery Interlude Series' at Lucky Lane, Limerick, with Contact Studios Opening 21 September, 2018.

This exhibition of my work opens on Friday September 21st at 7.00p.m. and continues on Saturday 22 from 11am to 5pm, Sunday 2 - 4 pm, and Monday 11am to 3pm.

Some of the women from the 'Observances' Exhibition opening Friday.

This work as ever uses memory as a starting point with women in a 'situation'.  The title 'Observances' comes from both the restrictions, in terms of rites and rituals, women in particular were required to observe in the past, and also from the notion of their being under observation and scrutiny.

The person behind the Gallery Interlude Series is Carl Doran, the Chairperson of Contact Studios. Through his contact with Mark Sheehan and Dave Irwan, both musicians, they have made a space available to show work, with occasional exhibition, at Lucky Lane, Limerick. A great venue and a great shop! Ger Callanan of the Glen Tavern has also sponsored the project and The Bigger Picture Framing Service offers a discount deal on works bought at the show.  Many, many thanks to them all. These events help remind the public that Contact Studios are still in search of a city venue to operate from and that they have not gone away.

Thanks especially to Carl for all the organising, Bella for her advice and help with hanging and Ciaran for the most wonderful poster.

Also, I would like to acknowledge Limerick City and County Council for the use of my space in Cappamore.