Locale #1: A4 Members Show 2017

Thursday 30 November – Sunday 10 December 2017
Robby Collins & Kate-Bowe O’Brien: Light Stick Project, 2017 | Locale #1: A4 Members Show 2017 | Thursday 30 November  – Sunday 10 December 2017 | A4 Sounds Gallery

Locale #1 is the first in a series of exhibitions responding to the local area and home of the A4 Sounds Studios. A4’s locale is North Inner-City Dublin, specifically Dorset Street and its surrounding streets. This exhibition marks the beginning of a conversation between our members and the local area. Over the coming years we hope to develop this project with follow-up exhibitions, talks and events and contribute to the developing social historical archive of our home.

Locale #1 started with a walking tour by local historian Terry Fagan, from there members were invited to go on their own ‘walks’, to find something which intrigues them and relates to their own practice. This exhibition, whilst showcasing the diverse range of artists in the A4 Family also gives us a glimpse into ways we can experience place, and some snippets of local history. We have divided Locale #1 into two sections; Experiencing Place, and People and the Politics of Place.

Experiencing Place

A4 invites you to experience the environment of our home through the eyes and ears of eight artists: Holly Pereira, Eoin Whelehan, Frank Prendergast, Lieselle McMahon, Claudine Chen, Danny Brennan, Matt Hedigan and Siobhan Clancy! From the iconic signs of Dorset Street, to real and fictitious storey-telling, glitched time and the sounds of community to hunting mechanical fossils or herding ‘cats’; experiencing place will feature illustrations, paintings, photographs, maps and scavenger hunts!

People and the Politics of Place

Every place has its politics, from personal stories, community experiences, to histories only spoken about in the safety of present day. People and the Politics of Place gives us snippets of these experiences from five artists: Aoife Balfe, Yohan Walters, Christine Redmond, Deirdre Ronan and Andrea Clare Plunkett. This work includes a video game, photography and sculptural pieces exploring gender, politics, property, labour, family and personal stories.

Image: Robby Collins & Kate-Bowe O’Brien: Light Stick Project, 2017
Thursday 30 November – Sunday 10 December 2017
A4 Sounds Gallery
St Joseph’s Parade
Off Upper Dorset Street
Dublin 1
info@a4soundsshop.org
a4sounds.org
Admission / price: Free

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