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Hope and Rebirth

After two years of working remotely, Grid Collective was finally able to present a body of work as part of the McAuley Place, Naas, Artist in the Lobby programme. Held over three weeks (16 March to 5 April 2022), the exhibition displayed work on the theme of Hope and Rebirth. As always, the Grid’s approach was to have a number of individual pieces, along with a collaborative work; we had hoped to include a sculptural piece, but for logistic reasons, that was not ultimately displayed.

The accompanying brochure detailed the different ways in which each artist responded to the theme. However, a key element of our practice is to find, and demonstrate, an underlying coherence to our work when taken as a whole. In the case of Hope and Rebirth, this was expressed through the layout of the pieces on the wall, the result of discussion, exploration, and finally, instinct. Some adjustments to the plan had to be made when it came to hanging the works, but the end result was still close to our original intention.

Just try it by Fifi Smith

Just try it

Fifi Smith

ceramics; painted steel; copper

41 cm x 17 cm x 45 cm

Exhibition: Hope and Rebirth

Some works


New dawn by Helen Blair

New dawn

Helen Blair

mixed media on paper

44 cm x 54 cm

Exhibition: Hope and Rebirth


Out of the darkness 4 by Mary Catherine Nolan

Out of the darkness 4

Mary Catherine Nolan

acrylic on wood

33 cm x 56 cm

Exhibition: Hope and Rebirth


Out of the darkness 4 by Mary Catherine Nolan

Preparation

working on the hanging system

Exhibition: Hope and Rebirth

Out of the darkness 4 by Mary Catherine Nolan

Preparation

tools of the trade

Exhibition: Hope and Rebirth

Out of the darkness 4 by Mary Catherine Nolan

Preparation

planning the layout

Exhibition: Hope and Rebirth

Now where did I put that hook

Setup

Now where did I put that hook

Exhibition: Hope and Rebirth

How many peopel does it take to hang a painting

Setup

How many people does it take to hang a painting

Exhibition: Hope and Rebirth

Getting there...

Setup

Getting there...

Exhibition: Hope and Rebirth

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