'We seek with words to find a resting place'

An Exhibition by Biddy Scott

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From Tuesday 9th October to Sunday 21st October 2007

Signal Arts Centre presents 'We seek with words to find a resting place' an exhibition of images based upon the unpublished poetry by the artists' father, James Henderson Scott.

The images are related to the poetry but not directly illustrative, working through the medium of pen/ink, egg tempera and oils. In this collection of work I have investigated the recurrence of images in the words, the poetry of a significant speaker. The re-working of personal impressions, symbols or memories is something everyone plays with from time to time.

With these images I have tried in a limited way, to re-ignite the original intentions of the Poet. James Scott held a personal chair in Dental Anatomy in Queens University Belfast, until his death in 1970. In his lifetime, he contributed to many interests from poetry to politics and was not adverse to controversy. In his works he combined a dedication to empirical truths with a curiosity for all the challenges of philosophical conjecture.

Biddy Scott studied at Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology obtaining a Diploma in Fine Art. Since then Biddy has exhibited extensively from the Blackcome Gallery Cork, Tinahealy Courthouse, Co. Wicklow, Gallery 44 Cork, including a touring exhibition with 'Siofra - Beneath The Surface', exhibiting at Blackrock, Co. Dublin, Tallaght, Mullingar, The National College of Ireland and Dublin City University and in 2006 Dungarvin, Waterford. Biddy has recently exhibited at Tom Barry's Light Box exhibition, Cork.

'We seek to find a resting place' poetry by James Henderson Scott will be for sale during the exhibition, (minimum contribution €5). All proceeds from the poetry sales are donated to The charity 'Operation Smile' Ireland (repairs cleft palates for children of the Third World).

Opening Reception: Friday 12th October 7-9pm