As part of our Response Series The Douglas Hyde is delighted to share Anne Tallentire’s response to the work of Áine McBride within the exhibition From Here to There. Embodying Tallentire’s practice response response formalises ongoing concerns between the artists. The response takes a material form in three parts: a PDF file, a double sided AO […]
Curator's Tour: How is it made?
What materials does an artist decide on and what are the reasons behind the choice? How do artists transform materials? How do materials convey meaning?
The question of how and why an artist uses materials has long been a topic of consideration in art history. Today, many artists are looking to this question and seeking to find a balance between what they use to make work and the concepts behind them. Providing agency to the materials themselves, artists are looking at materials as a means of communication, whether they are expanding on traditional media and narratives or utilizing everyday objects to construct new forms.
Looking at the work of David Lunney, Áine McBride and Katie Watchorn within the exhibition From Here to There, this themed tour led by our Learning and Engagement Curator, Fernando Sánchez-Migallón Cano will focus on materials and processes as a way to explore how the choice of material impacts the ideas the artwork communicates to the viewer as well as help us gaining a deeper understanding of how artists work today.
Artists present us with new perspectives on the world we live in. Explore the exciting ideas behind our programmes, hear more from the artists we work with and discover new ways of engaging with art.