Dulce Domun is a group exhibition curated by Marie Brett and John McHarg pondering ideas of home and displacement. The exhibition is in Wandsford Quay Gallery, Cork from 29 April to 16 May 2015 with an opening event taking place at 1pm on 29 April. Artworks in a variety of media have been produced by Masters of Art students from CCAD creatively investigating the idea of Domicile, in relation to that of memory and absence. The exhibition present artworks with multi-layered connections to the notion of home and everyday life, encompassing aspects of identity and self, within a context of contemporary Ireland and beyond.
About the curators
Brett/McHarg have worked collaboratively since 2010 producing artwork and critical writings exploring a common interest in ideas surrounding individual and collective relations to ideas of absence and memory.
Working as an artist (Brett) and art therapist (McHarg) their collaboration grew from a contextual interest in participatory practice and an interest to enquire critically into their respective professions’ similarities and differences. Subsequently Brett/McHarg have mapped national guidelines for the roles, responsibilities and differences for an Artist and an Art Therapist in a health and community care settings, with writings published in Ireland and Finland.
Current artwork includes Shadow Traders a solo exhibition of new artwork recently presented at Triskel Christchurch, Cork and The Walls an ambitious multi-media response to the site of a large ex-military coastal fort.
During 2013/14 they founded and led the arts project Domicile with students at Crawford Art College, creatively partnering the fine art and art therapy departments for the first time. The exhibition Dulce Domum at Wandsford Quay Gallery Cork in 2015 is one outcome following this project.
McHarg works full time as an art therapist in a large state run institution. Brett has won several national awards for her practice which explores culturally hidden and shunned topics, particularly related to ideas of loss.
Further details: http://mariebrett.ie/collaboration.html