Textile artist Jackie O’Neill has created installation and a series of prints in response to a series of interviews she recorded with Irish Emigrants in London in July 2018. Jackie spent three years living in London from 2009-2012 and found it a massive culture shock. Her own experience of emigration sparked the idea of this project:
“As a new subject of investigation, I am interested in Emigration, Immigration and a broader notion of the word home. In July 2018 I spent a week in London interviewing Irish emigrants in the London Irish Centre, Camden and I also interviewed some of my Irish friends who live there. In the interviews these people spoke about arriving in London live, adjusting to Life in a new land, memories of home, what they miss and what the word HOME really means to them, Each illustrated / hand embroidered tent in my village represents and individual and their unique story”
Viewers will also have an opportunity to see visiting artist, Mount Nugent Painter Collette Kearney’s exhibition. Collette sources contempory imagery and texts and transforms them in her paintings to make both fun and dark humoured commentary on the society we live in. There will be live live emigration Ballads being performed in the gallery and some refreshments.
Time: 8pm - 10pm
Genres: Heritage / Music / Visual Art
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