Kilcullen Diary: September 2022

0

Robertstown Artist Caoimhe McGuckin will hold his first solo exhibition at the Riverbank Arts Centre, which opens on Friday, September 9.

The collection, breaststroke, uses everyday objects collected, inherited and found, bearers of meaning and memory. This exhibition brings together many works that explore measurement. For example, what makes a kilogram a kilogram? Who decided this in the first place and how are these standards maintained consistently?

“Measurement is something most of us take for granted; it is a principle of order that impacts every little area of ​​our daily lives,” notes Caoimhe McGuckin. “I’m fascinated by the idea that something as fundamental as units of measurement was designed by humans.”

The themes of his work mainly deal with identity and human frailty.

breaststroke is supported by the Kildare County Council Arts Service and the Riverbank Arts Center ‘Emerging Visual Artist Bursary Award’, which Caoimhe McGuckin received in 2019. The bursary is a collaboration between the Kildare County Council Arts Service and the Riverbank Arts Center which enables the first major solo exhibition by an emerging artist. Previous recipients are Brenda Kearney, Marta Golubowska, Noel Hensey, Michelle McBride, Shane Hynan and Isobel Egan.

Photographs use politics — Privacy Policy

Share.

About Author

Comments are closed.