The exhibition includes installation work by Marian Balfe and Katie Watchorn based on details from an old docket book belonging to Balfe’s dairy, a family run business originally run from 16 Ward’s Terrace in Longford. These booklets contained the amount of milk consumed by various households and business in the town during November 1975. Using this information, the artists create a narrative questioning the families\activities associated with the consumption of this milk.
Mary Ronayne is an artist from Kildare and her work explores the implications of the Great War and the passing of the Home Rule Bill 1914 on the then vibrant community of the Curragh Camp, Co. Kildare, home of the British Army in Ireland.
While Jenny Fox a painter living and working in Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary, explores the concept of land and place with the notion of timelessness. The predominant mood behind her work is one of dense stillness and unhindered horizon, a sense of quiet and restfulness; an empty place, as if the subject has simply stepped out.
This exhibition is the first as a result of the Open Call submission from artists locally and nationally. The response to this call was very positive and will result in a series of exhibitions programmed for 2014 \ 2015.