Sisters of The Moon curated by Sandra Kelly is a celebration of womanhood. This all female show brings together artists of different disciplines, mediums and methodologies. Artists include: Chloe Austin, Sorcha Peyton, Stina Sandstorm, Frances Cannon and Mary Butler.
Sisters of The Moon will officially open on Thursday the 13th of July at 6.30pm in GOMA Gallery of Modern Art in Waterford City. We are excited to announce Maryrose Simpson founder of MyLadyBug will open the show. The show is a collection of works by emerging and established artists.
Austin’s work focuses on mirroring the tension of desiring a unified representation of self image. Technology is so intertwined with the creation of identity that it can no longer be separate from the body as a subject. New technologies give rise to a new way of expression for women.
My work has been collected by the lovely curator Sandra for the Sisters of the Moon exhibition opening THIS THURSDAY 😍 it is so exciting!!!!! @gomagallerywaterford ❤ #exhibition #installation #waterford #waterfordgoma #art #artist #technology #video #glitchart #videoart #body #fem #feministart #happy #glitch #body #struggle
While Peyton’s work explores objects that are usually unseen and rarely considered, the artist makes work around menstruation, using by-products of these natural occurrences creating an intimate relationship with a woman’s body.
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Sandstorm’s THE GEE SURVEY is a project based on medieval stone figures Sheela-na-Gigs. throughout history Sheela-na-Gigs have been hidden, defaced and destroyed, yet they reveal a time in Ireland when female genitalia was not associated with shame, vulgarity or pornography but was the subject of worship, healing, protection and humour. Sandstorm’s work is an attempt to connect these ancient figures to the current struggles of Irish women and to demonstrate the potential of their unapologetic exhibitionism to the liberate women from the shame and stigma still attached to our genitalia.
Cannon is a multidisciplinary artist working predominantly in drawing and painting in ink, gouache and watercolour. Much of her work focuses on the female body and the female psyche and can be viewed as diaristic as it is primarily based on personal experience. Frances’ work examines what it is like to be a woman in contemporary times; looking at ideas of body-love and body-loathing, anxiety, relationships, sex and sexuality, gender, and bodily functions.
Hey babes! Tomorrow is the last day of my show at @tinningstreet 💛 I’ll be there all day from 11am – 5pm and I’m taking some art supplies to do some art while I’m there! If anyone would like to come hang out and do art with me in the gallery, please feel free to bring your own projects and supplies and we can art together! 🎨
Sisters of The Moon is open July 13th to August 6th. Open Thursday to Sunday 1-6. For Further information please do not hesitate to contact us on 0871961923 or on [email protected]