Sift: Contemporary Painting Project
From 17th October – 31st October 2015
John Busher, Trudi Van Der Elsen, Noelle Gallagher, Will O’Kane, Kate Murphy, Joan Sugrue
Twitter Project Feed: https://twitter.com/SiftPainting
A Wexford Fringe Festival Event!
Sift is a co-curated project initiated by John Busher and Trudi van der Elsen. Without addressing a specific theme, the works examine emerging developments in contemporary painting practice. Sift is a reference to the physical act of filtering through source material, unearthing ideas, and the unexpected which can result from this. A common thread is formed, where image making, photographic referencing, place and memory rise to the surface. Largely grounded in the premise of figurative painting, the individual art practices explore a territory where this concern borders on abstraction.
Dwelling In Time, Creative Solidarity , 2015
A presentation of research from a recent residency on Inis Oírr
The Red Couch Space, Courthouse Gallery, Enistymon, Co. Clare
The word “dwelling” can suggest place, habitation, or home. As a verb it is more active, in calling up ideas about living, a sense of conscious decision, or staying with whatever is in focus. It also suggests time, reflection and waiting with slow patience. The latter option is one that does not come so easily at this time of ever increasing acceleration, speed and instant gratification, with its intolerance of slow returns. GUAC made the conscious decision to uphold a slow, durational processes.
Feasting On The Wind by Ground Up Artists Collective 2013
with artists: Monica de Bath, Maeve Collins, Marie Connole,
Trudi van der Elsen, Barry Foley, Pauline Goggin, Lewis Goodman,
John Hanrahan, Marianne Slevin.