Woven suggests interconnectedness, a complex web of human interactions, meaning and power dynamics within a sensitive ecosystem.
This exciting multidisciplinary exhibition raises questions about culture, identity, economy and ecology, setting the stage for future innovators at MERITS, a new innovation think space for the Mid-East region. Using wool and traditional methods of weaving and knotting as a starting point, tradition is presented as a foundation upon which innovation can be built. It considers a reimagining of cultural identity which recognises that cultural heritage is not static but evolves over time, adapting to changing circumstances and influences.
Featuring work from Sarah Browne, Niamh Coffey, Basil Al-Rawi, Naimot Ramoni, Kathleen McCormack, Rudi O’Reilly Meehan and a virtual reality experience directed and produced by John Conway, written by Aisling Byrne, with visuals by NOHO Dublin. Co-curated Paula Barrett, Assistant Arts Officer for Kildare County Council and Lauren O’Reilly, Programme Manager MERITS. Contributions from Kildare County Council Climate Action and Age Friendly team and Kildare County Council Library and Arts Services.