`In the Making’ is a self-portrait project showcasing the work of members of Kildare Art Collective.
The portraits, created through a variety of mediums, will be displayed in The Courtyard, Newbridge, on Culture Night. Participating artists will spend the weeks leading up to Culture Night creating artworks to be exhibited as part of the event. They will encourage a contemporary take on the concept of portraiture, with a focus on the concept of ‘the creation of self’.
The self-portraits exhibited will be displayed alongside the artist’s sketches, notebooks, images and any iterations of the work, all illustrating the fascinating process of forming a strong concept and designing their finished piece.
Alongside the exhibition, a number of collage self-portrait workshops will be held throughout Culture Night where viewers are invited to participate in creating their own mixed media portrait. Suitable for all ages. Materials will be supplied but feel free to bring any photographs of yourself and any materials, coloured paper, images from magazines, fabrics, foliage etc. that you would like to use for your portrait.
The exhibition will take place in the retail unit previously used by Swift supplies in the courtyard, Newbridge.