#FridayArt4Emergency At the end of last year, I was invited to share my Hollywood Forest Story eco-social art practice at Maynooth University (MU), Co. Kildare. I was one of four creative practitioners (with Pauline O'Connell, Monica de Bath, and Seiodin O'Sullivan) sharing our work for the inaugural Earth Writings Exhibition and Symposia: Bogs, Forests, Fields,…Read more The first decade of The Hollywood Forest Story
I am delighted to share that I am taking part in this important Irish Earth Writings Symposia and Exhibition at Maynooth University on 20th November 2019. I and other creative Ireland-based workers will share how we invite diverse rural and urban communities to engage with eco-social topics arising in these urgent times. Cultural activity is…Read more Earth Writings: Bogs, Forests, Fields and Gardens exhibition and symposia 20 Nov. 2019
This is an update of a post I wrote on 20 August 2013. Found abandoned on the floor of Hollywood last weekend, two works of art... __________________________ Update Summer 2016: Fellow 9 Stone Artist Annabel Konig has developed a moving project about nests as a symbol for our many ideas about 'home'. The work of…Read more The art of Sitka spruce twigs, mud and moss: now at VISUAL Carlow
This is an update of some of the press and media regarding the 9 Stones Artists Group Show I am involved with, and which is on show until 16 October. Celebrating ten years of working together, the 9 Stones Artists The Possibilities of Place exhibition has been an exciting means to share their work in the incredible…Read more Review and Opening of the 9 Stones Artists Possibilities of Place exhibition: continues to 16 Oct, 2016 – VISUAL Carlow
Details of Cathy Fitzgerald's Reversing Silent Spring at Visual Carlow 2 July-16 Oct 2016 for the 9 Stone Artists' Possibilities of Place exhibition.
“The artists whose work we see around us have done their job with great skill, vision and imagination. Such inner exploration helps us to talk to ourselves and each other at a deeper level. It carries news of where we live and who we are and what we think is important. It undermines and reinforces.…Read more The Possibilities of Place
And this is what I was doing last weekend – showing some short film works with my local artists friends in Borris – Martin and I have been part of the 9 Stones Artists group since it was founded 5 years ago. It was a real treat to share our work in the area that inspires both our practices.
“A common thread to the 9 Stones Artists group is that we respond to the area and reflect new meanings and experiences of South Carlow to audiences; in the various media we choose, the themes we engage with or the practices and processes we undertake.
In creative ways, the 9 Stone Artists look to define and enrich understandings of the area; by examining its unique past, present and future aspirations; the geological, aesthetic, and ecological rhythms of the area and how these thread through local South Carlow life.
Some of the 9 Stone Artists are concerned with art-making, some with extended or site-specific studies of the area, others again work across non-art disciplines or connect and participate with non art-groups; all create works that transmit new understandings of this special area of County Carlow, still little known outside the county.”
“The 9 Stones Artists are a cut above most other groups of their kind. Their art is inquisitive of new technique and subject matter; they bring science and nature together subtly and convincingly and produce images that are pleasing and appealing. There is an intellectual weight to their art that lifts it above and beyond mere picture making, and it’s this quality that validates their practice as ‘capital A’ Art. Hung in the quirky surrounds of repairs and renovations to the building that houses the show, this is a perfect opportunity to see really good art being displayed right in the locality in which it was made. These are local artists making a big contribution to the art world. Up South Leinster!”
Jeremy Hill, The Norman Gallery 13 June 2014
Thanks to everyone who came and visited our exhibition last weekend. We were all thrilled with the response in our…
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