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Museum of Mythological Water Beasts

What should be displayed in a Museum of Mythological Water Beasts?

Ormston House proudly presents a series of paintings by Damien Flood and two video works, Bright Lake by Cara Farnan and Water Senses by Ruth Le Gear, in response to a call for submissions through our new Membership Scheme.

Cara Farnan’s work stems from a fascination with the inherent magic and quiet monumentality of stuff. She carefully observes, records, tests and reflects on the strange quirks and interactions between often familiar things, objects and spaces. You can visit her website here.

Damien Flood’s research is grounded in early writings on philosophy, alchemy and the natural sciences. His paintings are maps to different worlds or states of mind. These new geographies can offer a meditative space or balance precariously close to chaos. You can visit his website here.

Ruth Le Gear works at the interface of nature, water remedy intervention and environmental art. Her work involves research, collaboration and fieldwork based around water and its memories held within various bodies of water from Irish lakes to Arctic icebergs. You can visit her website here.

The Museum of Mythological Water Beasts is currently exhibiting new commissions by Chris Boland, Mary Conroy, Ceara Conway, Emma Fisher, Andreas Kindler von Knobloch, Tom Watt and Tanad Williams. From Limerick City and County Museum, a new display of historical artefacts found in and along the River Shannon has been selected by Niamh Porter and Caimin Walsh.

Information

Opening reception: Thursday 6 September, 7-9pm

Image: still from Water Senses (2017) by Ruth Le Gear, courtesy of the artist.

The Museum of Mythological Water Beasts is curated by Niamh Brown and Mary Conlon, and kindly supported by the Arts Council of Ireland Visual Art Project Award.

 
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