Ursula Burke's work explored abuses of power in many realms of the social and political in the West. Often, taking a Northern Irish context as a critical point of departure from which to generalise her approach outwards to international concerns.
Formally, Ursula's work appropriated tropes deeply invested in the Classical, and re-inserted them into the contemporary, aiming to create a conceptual bridge between the Classical 'ideal' (in form/society) and the 'reality' of contemporary post-conflict Northern Irish society. The Precariat brought together a body of work that sought to investigate the experience of insecurity, fast becoming a universal condition as we struggle to subsist in an impoverished and increasingly unstable civil society, in which personal solutions are prescribed to global problems.
Embroidery Workshop with Ursula Burke
On Saturday 24th November artist Ursula Burke facilitated an embroidery workshop for adults where participants were introduced to the embroidery techniques Burke employs in her artistic practice. Those who took part created their own unique work in response to the socio - political themes in the exhibition The Precariat.
Mono-Printing with Margot Quinn
Mono Print & Drawing Workshop with Margot Quinn
On Saturday 5th January Carrick-on-Shannon based artist , Margot Quinn, facilitated a Mono print workshop for adults, where participants created drawings and mono prints in response to Ursula Burke's exhibition The Precariat.
Margot Quinn is an Irish visual artist based in Carrick on Shannon. She attended Cass School of Art, London Metropoliton University and received a BA(Hons) Fine Art in 1995. She has exhibited work in several group shows in Ireland and the UK and has had nine solo exhibitions. Her work is represented in many private and public collections.