This week the final Stage 10 artworks of the Concerning the Other project have been returned to HQ at Olivier Cornet Gallery.
The curatorial team – Olivier Cornet, Eoin Mac Lochlainn and myself met to review the final works and the in-between artworks to select the ones that will be printed by Black Church Print Studio as limited edition prints for inclusion in the exhibition in September. See above three stages from Gail Ritchie’s artwork – Stage 1 (Gail Ritchie), Stage 9 (Susanne Wawra) and Stage 10 (Claire Halpin).
Concerning the Other exhibition opens at Olivier Cornet Gallery on Sunday 10th September. We are delighted that the exhibition will be officially launched by Patrick Murphy, Director of the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin.
Invited Artists participating in this project: Brian Fay, Claire Halpin, James Hanley RHA, Joanna Kidney, Eoin Mac Lochlainn, Miriam McConnon, Kate Murphy, Ben Readman, Gail Ritchie and Susanne Wawra.
Concerning the Other
A Collaborative Curatorial Project by Olivier Cornet, Claire Halpin and Eoin Mac Lochlainn
The concept for this curatorial project is that in these days of uncertainty, conflict, mounting racism and intolerance, artists can take a lead in promoting diversity and showing concern for minorities and for refugees from areas of conflict. The curators believe that a collaborative project where artists must respond to and take account of each other’s work is particularly relevant at this time.
Ten selected artists have been invited to develop an initial image which will then be emailed on to the next artist in the group. The second artist will respond to it by working over it or manipulating it in some way and then emailing it on to the third artist who will also respond to it and pass it on. The process will continue until each of the ten artists have worked on each of the ten images.
This will be a very creative and engaging experience for the artists involved, each gaining a lot from encountering and engaging with the varied working methods and creative processes of the other artists. The outcome will be 100 collaborative artworks, each piece constituting a new artwork at each stage. High quality prints of the final 10 artworks will be printed as well as a selected number of ‘in-between’ prints. This selection will be exhibited in a curated exhibition at the Olivier Cornet Gallery in September 2017.
Each artist has also been asked to exhibit an individual artwork for the exhibition – either a newly developed piece or an existing work, in any medium, responding to the theme of Concerning the Other or in response to their collaboration in the project. The curators plan to tour this exhibition to other venues in Ireland and internationally.