If you are in the vicinity of Cork next weekend seek out ‘Subject to Change’, the Fine Art & Contemporary Applied Art Degree exhibition in Crawford College of Art & Design. Our very own Pauline Kiernan, has just completed her degree in Contemporary Applied Art and is showing her degree work – and some absolutely beautiful work it is too. You can attend in person (yes, actually see a real exhibition at last) from the 12th to the 15th, 11 am to 7 pm each day. The online launch is on the 11th at 6pm and will be streamed live on Facebook /CrawfordCollegeofArtandDesign
Pauline’s work looks at the role textiles play in our lives regardless of who we are or where we were born, from the feel of a soft blanket wrapped around us to the physical touch of textiles on the skin. She explores what we do as individuals to feel protected while at the same time feeling vulnerable. Pauline used techniques such as textile painting, screen printing, machine embroidery, reverse applique and hand stitching to explore this emotional attachment. Layering personal stories of memory, maternity, loss, joy and identity with symbols and rituals into a tapestry or quilt like piece, she aims to evoke a sense of comfort and protect. Well worth taking the time to see either virtually or in person.