We were honoured to have Mary A. Kelly to perform the official opening. Mary is a contemporary Irish artist and filmmaker and the winner of many awards, including the 2019 RSCI Art Award.
Each piece in this exhibition was created in response to a poem or song lyric that has a particular meaning for the artist. Some poems are well known, some obscure, some very contemporary, some very personal, and one has been written especially for the exhibition. At the opening Mary called on each artist to read the poem or lyric that inspired their work which was a surprise to both the artists and the audience present!