Sérgio Leitão: UILLINN_THE FALLOUT
Saturday 1 April – Saturday 6 May 2023
Over three residencies at Uillinn (2022/2023), Portuguese artist Sérgio Leitão developed a contextual mixed media installation titled UILLINN_THE FALLOUT. The exhibition addresses Skibbereen’s past and present contexts, from the 1631 Sack of Baltimore, that led to development of the Capital of the Carberies (a video entitled How This is Different From Westphalia_Islands II), to a colourful and vibrant town (as presented in the whole installation), including found graphic elements and objects as well as different production and research tools, as is current in the artist’s practice. The artist will continue to develop the installation throughout the 5 weeks of its installation, bringing in new elements and interacting with the public.
A further gallery talk will take place on Saturday 29 April, also at 2.00pm when Italian curator Giulio Verago will discuss Sérgio’s arts practice and his exhibition for Uillinn.