An exhibition by Emma Finucane will launch at Mermaid Arts Centre in Bray on 30 November 2017. The work is a response to the findings of a research project she instigated in UCD School of Nursing and Midwifery in 2014 with Dr. Maria Healy QUB (previous Head of Midwifery UCD) and Teresa McCreery, Domino Midwives, NMH, Holles Street.
Emma Finucane develops artwork through dialogue, process based, participatory and collaborative practice. Her work has frequently combined education, research and artistic practice.
Birth/Being Born developed from a residency at the UCD College of Health Sciences. Emma investigated the social, political and artistic implications of work around the subject of childbirth in contemporary art. Insights from this research highlight women’s lived experiences of childbirth via visual artworks and academic publications.
Emma Finucane lives in Greystones, and is a founder member of Outpost Studios in Bray Co.Wicklow. She completed a BFA at NCAD in 1997 and an MFA in 2006. She has been commissioned and supported by the Arts Council Ireland, CREATE, Wicklow, Carlow, Cavan and Kildare County Councils. Her work has been shown in Ireland the UK, Germany, Denmark and the US and can be found in many private and public collections including: OPW, AIB, DIT, and UCD. Most recently, PIMP Zine (Pff Publications with Eleanor Philips and Rachel Fallon) has been added to the Wellcome Collection Library, Feminist Library London and Platform Arts Belfast Zine Collection.
The exhibition launches at 6pm on 30 November and continues until 27 January 2018.