Roscommon artist’s exhibition opening at Arts Centre

‘Material Witness’ is an exhibition of new works by Roscommon artist Nollaig Molloy.

  The exhibition opens at Roscommon Arts Centre on Easter Saturday evening at 7 pm and runs until June 3rd.

  Using the National Schools Folklore Collection from 1937-38 as a point of departure, Nollaig examines the many stories, material culture and folk customs of County Roscommon, as told by the generation after the 1916 Rising.

  The exhibition focuses on the materials-to-hand referred to within this collection of manuscripts.

  The exhibition is informed by an engagement with members of the South Roscommon Singers Circle and the community where these materials were resourced and will present a number of outcomes responding to small-scale objects made on a production of necessity, to large-scale industries supplying the whole country as described in the Folklore Collection.

  This project is supported by Ireland 2016/Éire 2016, Roscommon County Council.

  The visual arts programme is supported by Roscommon County Council Arts Office, Roscommon Arts Centre and the Arts Council of Ireland and curated by visual arts curator in residence Linda Shevlin.