Wednesday, 18th May 2011
Two new exhibitions are about to open at Garter Lane Galleries.
36 Frames is a photographic exhibition by Waterford's PhotoNerds Camera Club members. The Swimming Naked Prophecy is an exhibition that was curated by Nora Hickey and Eilis Lavelle of the Mermaid Arts Centre Bray and includes works by 25 Irish-based artists.
Both exhibitions will officially launch concurrently on Saturday 21st May 2011 at 4.30pm at Garter Lane Theatre Gallery, 22a O'Connell Street and 5.30pm at Garter Lane Gallery, 5 O'Connell Street, Waterford.
In this economic low tide the Mermaid Arts Centre Bray invited 25 Irish based artists to respond to legendary investor Warren Buffett's renowned observation "Only when the tide goes out do you discover who's been swimming naked"
Buffett's metaphorical citation offers a humorous mental image of the repercussions of careless speculation, one befitting Ireland's current economic situation with bank bailouts, disappearing billions and severe fiscal crisis. Warren Edward Buffett is an American investor, industrialist and philanthropist. He is widely regarded as one of the most successful investors in the world. He was ranked as the world's third wealthiest person in 2010 according to Forbes Magazine.
The exhibition featuring new work specifically made for the exhibition offers a range of responses by the invited artists to Ireland's current social, economic and political circumstances, the recent economic crash and the current mood in Ireland. Waterford born Tom Molloy is one of the invited artists whose work is featured in this exhibition.
36 Frames is an exciting project by PhotoNerds Camera Club. The aim of the exhibition is to open peoples' perceptions to the diversity of photography and its possibilities. Each club member was given a list of topics to interpret through the medium of photography. The outcome of this project is a dynamic expression of individual perspectives that has produced an exhibition of contemporary art photography.
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