Contemporary Souvenir by Deirdre Nelson & The Cobh Fish Exchange
at the Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Co. Cork
Opening Friday 14 October at 7pm - running until Sunday 13 November
Two exhibitions stemming from a residency with this Scottish textile artist: Contemporary Souvenir is comprised of work made by Deirdre Nelson during her artist residency at Sirius Arts Centre in 2011 and 2010.
Cobh Fish Exchange is a collaborative/collective project involving community groups from all over Ireland, who answered Deirdre’s call for a mackerel run of the textile variety!
‘The fish exchange’ is a project which began in Scotland and now has spread to many coastal areas. Communities are knitting and sewing fish. Deirdre Nelson has been artist in residence at Sirius Arts Centre in Cobh and has been looking at the history of lace making in the area. With an interest in lace making and the abundance of mackerel in Cobh, Deirdre has developed a community project which will celebrate the skills of textile workers past and present using both traditional and contemporary skills.
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T: 353 21 481 3790
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