Winter Papers

Winter Papers at Engage Art Studios © Jonathan Brennan
Date: 
Friday, November 22, 2019 to Saturday, February 15, 2020

In association with Galway City Arts Office, Engage Art Studios brings an exciting programme for these cold months ahead - WINTER PAPERS - This season the new gallery in Salthill showcases visual artists featured in Ireland’s leading arts anthology, Winter Papers. The programme presents an exhibition, workshops, in-conversation events and live film and sound performances. The opening event at Engage Art Studios in Churchfields, Lower Salthill is on November 29 th 6-8pm with experimental artwork by artists Suzanne Walsh and Jonathan Brennan.

The guest speaker is the multi-award winning and Booker Prize nominated author, Kevin Barry. Refreshments by Cava Bodega. All are welcome.

Suzanne Walsh uses performative lectures, audio/musical performances and text to query ideas around human/non-human relationships and consensus reality, often drawing on the scientific world as well as more esoteric sources. Walsh’s starting point for this exhibition is her personal experience with bird rescue.

Jonathan Brennan is preoccupied with the relationship between digital and traditional techniques and the values we impose on them. He is drawn to nature and landscape as subject matter and is fascinated by how urban and rural rub against each other in our cities. Memory and place always play a significant role in his work and we see this clearly in his cyanotype and screenprints that he has created for this exhibition from found 1950s film bought on the internet and overlaid with fossil drawings.

On December 14th at 2pm, Engage Art Studios hosts an in-conversation event between Suzanne Walsh and Ian Maleney, author of Minor Monuments, shortlisted for this year’s An Post Irish Book Awards.