Tail is an installation of shadow puppet scenes by Emma Fisher inspired by personal stories of the River Shannon. The artist has collected notes and oral recordings from her mother, local boatman Pat Lysaght and the Memens swimming group, and incorporates objects such as a confiscated fishing net and her father’s oars which brought the family on many adventures.
You are warmly invited to an evening reception for Tail on Thursday 2 August, 7-9pm. Tail will also be open to view on 2, 3 and 4 August from 12pm to 6pm along with Shannon’s Magical Locks, a shadow puppet film made by the artist and Jean McGlynn with children from the Bualadh Bos Summer Camp at the Lime Tree Theatre this summer.
Emma Fisher is a puppeteer, set designer and installation artist from Limerick. She was nominated Irish set designer of the year for the Irish Times Theatre Awards in 2010, and founded Beyond the Bark – inclusive puppet and installation theatre the following year. She recently completed her PhD in puppetry and disability at the Department of Drama and Theatre in Mary Immaculate College.
We are delighted to be working with five Limerick-based artists on new commissions for the Museum of Mythological Water Beasts this summer: Ann Blake, Chris Boland, Mary Conroy, Ceara Conway and Emma Fisher. We will also launch an open call to artists through our free Membership Scheme asking: What should be displayed in a Museum of Mythological Water Beasts?
The Museum of Mythological Water Beasts is kindly supported by the Arts Council of Ireland Visual Art Project Award.
InformationTail by Emma Fisher is commissioned as part of the Museum of Mythological Water Beasts.
Reception: Thursday 2 August, 7-9pm Viewings: 2, 3 and 4 August, 12-6pm