Rituals of Preservation
As humans, we bizarrely invest much energy into preserving things which were never meant to be permanent. Taking a labour intensive, craft-led approach in their production though casting, mould-making, glass working and print, these assemblages in delicate materials and their documentation, comment on the lengthy rituals we go in an attempt to preserve impermanent things such as beauty, memories and relationships.
Meadhbh McIlgorm is a mixed-media artist/maker. She studied Craft Design and History of Art at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, specialising in glass and graduating in 2013 with honours. She received the DCCoI Future Makers Student Award (2013) and has shown work in several national group exhibitions including the RDS Craft Awards, Sculpture in Context (2014), and ‘Solas’ (Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Waterford, 2015/16). Originally from Dublin, she has been living and working in Belfast since 2015 and is a member at QSS artists studios and currently Studio Manager at Belfast Print Workshop.