A talk about place location and influence
To Dwell Is To Think, A talk about place location and influence
Anna Macleod, Ali Kirby and Jo Holmwood
Jo Holmwood is a writer from Kinlough. Jo grew up in Devon in the south-west of England and has lived in Ireland since 1997. Her work has been shortlisted for the Bristol Short Story Prize, the Fish Publishing Prize and the Mslexia Women’s Short Story Competition. In 2013 she published a book of short stories entitled Under the one roof as an outcome of a six-month writer-in-residence project at the Bush Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon. She also writes plays for stage and radio and has directed and produced her own work for audiences in Leitrim, Galway and Dublin. She was highly commended in the prestigious Bridport Prize short story competition for her story ‘Porn Star Names’.
Anna Macleod is an artist based in The Glenboy Valley, near Manorhamiltion, she has conducted high level research into the global and local issues of water. ‘Water Conversations’ is the umbrella term for an ongoing series of projects in progress since 2007. Her works emerge from being with contexts and locations and developing dialogue with artists and communities, experts and academics of various kinds.
Ali Kirby is an artist who has recently spent time visiting homes and self-builders in Leitrim collecting objects, stories. In response to this she has made a series of small interventions in gallery 2 at The Dock. Her own sculptural assemblages and installations physically respond to the built environment. Ordinary construction materials are re-purposed to create seemingly robust structures that reveal their fragility upon inspection. Concrete, plaster, soap and textiles often sit side by side in these sculptural arrangements that position themselves somewhere between interior and exterior space.
Part of the Thinking Living Dwelling Exhibition: Presented at The Dock in collaboration with The Green Door Festival
This event is free, please book.
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