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Incarceration Altars Exhibition: 12-20 Oct, DIT Grangegorman

Posted: 4 October, 2017

Artist Bernie Masterson is holding a public exhibition on the Incarceration Altars project on the Grangegorman campus from 12th October – 20th October 2017 as part of the ‘…the lives we live’ Grangegorman Public Art programme.

The project was undertaken in collaboration with residents of Mountjoy Prison Campus and investigates the relationship between person, place and object through prisoners’ view of identity. Objects provide links to those identities and are also used to reflect on other themes such as ‘mourning and memory,’ ‘transition and passage,’ ‘meditation and new vision,’ and how they serve as a marker in a significant life situation such as incarceration. The objects become an instrument, a channel of emotional connectedness to a vast structure of recollection involving thought, feeling and memory. 

Bernie Masterson graduated from Limerick School of Art and Design and completed an MFA at the National College of Art and Design in June 2016.  Recent solo exhibitions include 'Invocation', Tallaght Community Arts, RUA RED Gallery, Dublin. 'Weather', Draiocht Arts Centre, Blanchardstown, Dublin, and 'Drawing on the Body Exhibition', Symposium on Medicine and the Visual Arts, University of Ulster, Belfast, Northern Ireland. She has several awards and residency from the Arts Council, including the Douglas Hyde Gold Medal Award for painting from the Oireachtas.

The audio/visual exhibition will be located in the foyer of Rathdown House close to the main entrance on Grangegorman Lower. To book a group or school tour email: public.art@ggda.ie