Field Notes From the Border #3

Field Notes From the Border #3

Friday 10 May 2019 - 10:00am to Sunday 30 Jun 2019 - 4:00pm

Field Notes from the Border presents new work by contemporary artists working along the border in Ireland.

Field Notes from the Border #3 presents new work by contemporary artists working along the border in Ireland. A series of cross border exhibitions and engagement programmes curated by Gallery of Photography respond to the anxiety raised by the prospect of the imposition of a hard border and the unfolding events brought about by Brexit.

Anthony Haughey’s Field Notes from the Border installation responds to the perceived imminent threat of Brexit to peace and stability in Ireland. New video works, photographs and texts reflect on Ireland’s ‘seamless’ border and consider how function, meaning, and effect are often in a state of flux. As WT Mitchell observes, it is ‘a process of human interventions, intersubjective relations and ideologies that determines our understanding of the landscape.’ 

Dragana Jurisic’s Fields of Gunnera considers the border from the perspective of a migrant. 

Kate Nolan presents new work from her ongoing long-term project, Lacuna. First premiered in 2017, the work has been developed through the artist’s engagement with border communities from Donegal to Carlingford. 

Kevin Fox’s Drum: Portrait of a Village goes beyond stereotypical representations to reveal the strength and beauty of life in the rural border village of Drum, County Monaghan. 

Raymond B Newman’s Unsettled Border reflects on the complexities of Irish histories and the fragility of current political circumstances. It considers the remoteness of intertwined border landscapes where diminishing numbers of Orange Order members strive to secure the fraternities’ isolated meeting places. This installation also features a new film ‘LOL 37’ made in Altnaveigh Orange Lodge on the Armagh/Down border. 


Opening Hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 11am-5pm

Field Notes from the Border is a cross-border collaboration between Gallery of Photography Ireland, Regional Cultural Centre and the Nerve Centre. 

Curated by Gallery of Photography Ireland as part of the Reframing the Border programme. Artists commissions supported by the Department of Culture Heritage and the Gaeltacht. Exhibition, public art, research and community engagement programmes in three venues supported by Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade Reconciliation Fund. This showing of Field Notes from the Border #3 is supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.