'Stolen Time'

Artist in the Community 2006 (Emer O'Boyle)

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From Tuesday 23rd January to Sunday 28th January 2007

Signal Arts Centre is delighted to present their annual Artist in the Community Residency, in collaboration with the Little Bray Family Resource Centre and St. Fergal's Resource Centre. The residency is grant aided by Wicklow County Council.

Through the resource centres of Fassaroe and Oldcourt, six women collaborated with artist Emer O'Boyle to develop an arts project which allowed the group to 'steal some time' from their busy lives and give expression to personal observation and thoughts.

The project began with conversations about photographs from the lives of each of the women, which they selected in an intuitive manner. Through these conversations, personal and political issues were identified and a series of works began to evolve. The outcomes, materials and content were not pre-determined and what resulted was a dynamic exploration of media including sound, projections, video, drawing, mono printing, casting and painting. The process included both individual and collaboratiive research based on everyday life experiences. The culminating exhibition provides a thought provoking portrayal of personal truths characterised by both humour and sensitivity.

Artist Emer O'Boyle has been involved in a number of collaborative arts practices in Dublin over the last five years. Her M.F.A. research in N.C.A.D. focused primarily on the contemporary understanding of socially engaged arts practice. This understanding suggests an art practice rooted in the process of dialogue and a mutual exchange of ideas.

Signal's Artist in the Community Residency was first initiated in 2005 and forms part of Signal's ongoing commitment to the development of a vibrant and creative dialogue rooted in communit exchange and support.

The Exhibition will be opened by Liz McManus, TD

Opening Reception: Thursday 25th January 6-8pm