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UNCOVER: Creative Arts and Photography exhibition

Posted: 30 May, 2016

UNCOVER, this year’s Graduate Art and Design Exhibition at Dublin Institute of Technology, opens at 6.30 pm on Thursday 02 June on the Grangegorman campus and runs until Saturday 11 June.

UNCOVER unveils a new generation of artists and designers with a diverse and exciting range of work by students of Photography and the Creative Arts, based on the Grangegorman campus.

The identity and design of this year’s Exhibition and Catalogue was created by Visual Communication students Claire Foley, Séan Harte and Brian Mac Rory. Other work from Visual Communication students includes “Drop” a water consumption app designed by Luke Murphy to help homeowners monitor and control usage.

From Fine Art, Emily Mc Gardle’s work “The Recovery” focuses on political news and events, highlighting and exaggerating absurdities and ironies in Irish politics in order to make political discourse more accessible and engaging. Laura Skehan’s “Four Causes” are a series of works that analyse the dynamic relationship between the body and the physical landscape through sculpture and film.

Interior Design Student Liam Crowe has designed high-tech and futuristic hostel “pods” based on an aesthetic developed from analysing fingerprints under UV light, while Paula Maria Czajkowska presents a proposal for re-designing Busáras into a multifunctional building which includes a Hotel and Dance Studio.

Furniture Design Student Paul Brennan has produced a series of contemporary pieces inspired by vernacular Irish Design, while Lianne Ateya explores movement and human interaction through her pieces.

From Product Design, Jack Farrell has designed a simple, modular, desktop coffee maker as an alternative to capsule based machines, Oisin Lennon’s “Striker” is a smart sports sock developed to provide live measurements such as running efficiency, performance and foot strike, while Eoin Bracken has designed an IV stand that aims to reduce the spread of bacteria through hospitals.

Visual Merchandising students will exhibit work that has been installed in several major retailers across the city including at Brown Thomas, Ikea and Arnotts. 

Photography student Thérèse Rafter contrasts the world of pure bred poultry with its more industrial cousin, the factory chicken of which 6 billion are produced in Europe every year, while Mark Neiland examines the visual and material of culture of Soccer, counterpointing its rough, grass roots, with the wealth, corruption and exploitation also associated with the game.

Uncover will also feature work from the BA in Visual Arts course, which based on Sherkin Island in Cork, including Leslie Cox, who focuses on the maternal connection we have to the uterus informed by a personal narrative of her journey through menstruation, while Detlef Schlich’s film installation and artistic performance explores the emerging phenomenon of transhumanism in the digital age and the re-spiritualisation of culture.

Uncover opens on Thursday 2ND June at 4.30pm and runs until Saturday June 11th, opening daily from 11-7pm (closed Bank Holiday weekend). For more information please visit www.dit.ie/creativearts