Deirdre O'Mahony

What Would Kathleen Say?

What Would Kathleen Say?

Artworks >> 2000's

Kathleen Lynn: Insider on the Outside is a creative investigation into the life and work of Kathleen Lynn by thirteen contemporary Irish artists. The exhibition is curated by Catherine Marshall and spreads across five publicly-funded visual-arts spaces in Mayo from 26 March - 31st April. Nine posters made by Deirdre O'Mahony for Kathleen Lynn: Insider on the Outside are exhibited in Ballina Arts Centre open Mon. – Sat. 10.00 - 6.00pm. There are also single posters in Castlebar and in Ballinglen Arts Centre.

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Callan Workhouse Union SPUD Capital

Callan Workhouse Union SPUD Capital

SPUD Capital a new project under development with the assistance of a 2016 Arts Council Project Award at Callan Workhouse Union. Callan Workhouse Union is a new space for shared artistic, research, design and community activities in Callan, Co. Kilkenny. Over 2015, curators Hollie Kearns and Rosie Lynch ran Workhouse Union, a programme of artists residencies and commissioned new work, initiated to critically examine the history and legacy of Callan Workhouse. Arising from that research Deirdre O'Mahony is making a new film in 2016 which will be set alsongside two collaborative project researcies with craft makers in the Kilkenny…

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A Village Plot

A Village Plot

A Village Plot A research project by Deirdre O’Mahony for A Fair Residency – IMMA | Grizedale Arts On Sat 19 Mar A Village Plot unfolded on the front lawn at IMMA. Decorative potato ridges were made on IMMA's lawn using traditional planting techniques by the Loy Association Ireland. The project is the latest manifestation of the SPUD project and is part of A Fair Residency collaboration taking place this year between IMMA and Grizedale Art

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SPUD

SPUD

SPUD came about as a consequence of the X-PO project. Conversations around  different words used for digging potatoes and the particular uses of tools, Knowledge and skills on how to “read” the soil in order to plant and harvest at the correct time. The extent and depth of knowledge of participants led to SPUD, a transdisciplinary art project that uses the potato as a frame to investigate and reflect upon sustainability, seed sovereignty, globalization and migration. Since 2012 Deirdre O’Mahony has produced, curated and  collaborated in  different SPUD projects, made artworks, commissioned a 3-D animation and filmed research.

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T.U.R.F. (Transitional Understandings of Rural Futures)

T.U.R.F. (Transitional Understandings of Rural Futures)

T.U.R.F. is an ongoing project that seeks to activate a cultural space in order to openly examine the regulation and future management of peat bogland in Ireland and interrogate the process of decision-making on the designation of habitats, the loss of property rights and the future economic value of raised bogs as carbon sinks. 

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The Big Dig SPUD The Irish National Famine Museum Strokestown House Co Roscommon

The Big Dig SPUD The Irish National Famine Museum Strokestown House Co Roscommon

Artworks >> 2000's

The Big Dig on March 29th 2015 Starts at 10 am. To participate email Linda Shevlin linda@lindashevlin.com. The Big Dig is a  collaborative, temporary famine memorial at the Irish National Famine Museum, County Roscommon. The memorial will take the form of two intersecting lazy-beds in the shape of an “X”. It will be located on the church lawn in front of Strokestown Park mausoleum. The ‘X’ draws attention to the intersection of space and time - the time, the great famine, and its relation to the globalised world we live in today.    

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X-PO

X-PO

The X-PO project at Kilnaboy revived the former post-office as a public space in order to enable the articulation of community history(ies) both within and beyond that community. Stimulated by materials found in the building, a programme of exhibitions by contemporary artists initiated conversation and dialogue which triggered further collaborative projects between different disciplines, sectors and groups.

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Abandoned Clare

Abandoned Clare

Curated by Gregory McCartney Abridged 0 - 20: Abandoned Clare is Deirdre O'Mahony's current work. It is part of an ongoing project to document and record the contemporary abandonedment of commercial properties in Ireland that started with Denzill Browne's Abandoned Donegal.

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Visqueux Paintings

Visqueux Paintings

The Visquaux paintings were made in tandem with the objects and photographs in the Surfacing series.The subject matter hovers between abstraction and reality; between physical experience and illusion. Underpinning this work is the idea that painting can potentially disrupt the photographic image and prompt a degree of reflexivity on the part of the viewer. In the past landscape may have evoked a terror of the infinite, the sublime. Now, given the world’s current environmental course, it provides something akin to a terror of loss.

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