A new public engagement programme developed in partnership with Newbridge House & Fingal County Council
A NEW EXHIBITION FORMAT FOR IRISH CONTEMPORARY ART AT NEWBRIDGE HOUSE:
Fingal County Council’s Arts Office announce a new exhibition programme which has been developed in partnership with Newbridge House, titled GUEST and which runs until September 19.
Opening up the stunning collection at Newbridge House, GUEST invites a series contemporary art curators to engage with the existing collections contained at the house, through a new exhibition format that aims to show the visitor new ways to think about the house, what was collected there, and why. It also aims to preserve the collection for future generations, and will investigate place of art and artists of today within its cultural history.
Visitors can now tour this wonderful house and experience the art, while being exposed to new contemporary art works that have been placed within context of the existing collection, enlivening these new works in new and exciting ways within the historical setting of this beautiful Georgian House.
The first GUEST curator is Marysia Wieckiewicz Carroll – Marysia works as part of the team at The Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland and is the founding director of Berlin Opticians Gallery where she represents a number of key Irish artists. For the inaugural GUEST exhibition at Newbridge House Marysia has curated – appropriately titled New Considerations of Familiar Settings featuring 11 female and gender minority artists and includes Niamh McCann, Niamh O’Malley, Katie Watchorn, Ella de Burca, Eithne Jordan, Barbara Knezevic, Niamh McCann, Helen O’Leary, Liliane Puthod, Alice Rekab with Louise Meade & Emma Wolf Haugh – whose work will be located throughout the house and brought to life in conversation with the expert Newbridge House guide team.
Public Art Co-ordinator, Caroline Cowley explains:
“Our first Guest curator, Marysia Wieckiewicz Carroll, works as part of the team at The Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland and is the founding director of Berlin Opticians Gallery where she represents a number of key Irish artists. Her experience of both historical and contemporary art practices and their potential to spark new conversations about collections makes her an exceptional first choice”.
Emer O’Gorman, Director of Services of the Economic, Enterprise, Tourism and Cultural Development proposes that “initiatives like Guest and the introduction of new art and artists to Newbridge House allow us to celebrate and promote this beautiful heritage not only for new visitors to the county but for local audiences who may be inspired to plan repeated visits with families and friends through this exciting engagement experience.”
GUEST at Newbridge House – New Considerations of Familiar Settings, runs from 4 June – 19th September 2021.
Entry is included in ticket price to Newbridge House and Farm.
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