Talk and discussion with artist Christine Mackey

Roscommon Arts Centre hosts a talk and discussion with Leitrim-based artist Christine Mackey on Saturday December 6 from 3pm to 4.30pm.

This artist-only talk coincides with the current show at Roscommon Arts Centre of selected works from the collection of Limerick City Gallery of Art. This exhibition of contemporary Irish art features a selection from 10 prominent Irish artists and presents Sewing Stories by Christine Mackey.

During this talk and discussion Mackey will present work from AFTER, Riverwork(s ) Sligo, and New Sites New Fields/ Leitrim Sculpture Centre.

Mackey’s practice repositions the interdisciplinary activity of ‘drawing’ to the field of politics, social formations, and as a historical and geographical mode of research, what Heidegger describes as the tekhne, which is the bringing forth, and to reveal through the act of making.

Christine Mackey is currently pursuing a practice-based PhD at the University of Ulster, Belfast. She has participated in international and national residencies in Costa Rica, IMMA and the Firestation Artists Studios (Dublin ), India, Wales, Finland, Greece, and Vienna, and was recently selected for RIAA in Argentina (2009 ). Recent projects include AFTER, commissioned by Leitrim and Roscommon Arts Office, RIVERwork(s ) commissioned by Sligo Arts Office (2008 ), and she is currently participating in an international multi-media collaborative project organised by e-MobilArt. Forthcoming exhibitions include The State Museum of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki (Biennale ) and The Academy of Fine Arts, Katowice, Poland.

See www.AFTER.ie, www.media.uos.gr, or www.sligoarts.ie for further information.

 Admission to this talk/discussion is free of charge and open to all artists. Advance booking is advised as places are limited. Call Roscommon Arts Centre at (090 ) 6625824.

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