Online Series of Artists Talks - Pride at Butler Gallery
curated by Aoife Banks

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Join us for our series of Online Artists Talks as part of Pride at Butler Gallery: The Queeratorial

Throughout the month of June, contemporary visual artists Doireann O’Malley, Breda Lynch and Kian Benson Bailes will discuss and reflect on their visual art practices and how LGBTQIA+ issues present in and inform their work.

Thursday 15th June at 1pm - 2pm: Doireann O'Malley

Doireann will discuss their practice with a particular focus on the themes present in their film Conversations on a Crosstown Algorithm, an immersive 3D animation. At a time of overlapping crises, Conversations on a Crosstown Algorithm, invites us to reconsider the relationship between nature and technology by looking into new forms of queer subjectivity and their entanglements with data economy, artificial intelligence, and identity politics.

Thursday 22nd June at 1pm - 2pm: Breda Lynch

Breda Lynch will discuss two bodies of work from her practice over the last number of years; the Pulp Fiction series of drawings, some of which are currently in the Bodywork exhibition in the Crawford Art Gallery, and 'Fragments of a Lost Civilisation,' which is an ongoing collage/cyanotype/digital print project. These works highlight Lynch’s engagement with discourses on identity, cultural trash, image appropriation, hidden histories and queer culture. 

Thursday 29th June at 1pm - 2pm: Kian Benson Bailes

Kian Benson Bailes will discuss his practice and his current research into materials and processes specific to rural Ireland and embodied experiences in landscape. His new body of work combines traditional forms of storytelling and oral histories into new sculptural experiments using sound and ideas of an embodied experience through sound and its intersection with sculpture as a medium.

This programme is supported by Kilkenny Leader Partnership.

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