Seven artists from Bridge Street Studios are holding an exhibtion entitled ‘Response’ in Armagh at the end of this month, Tipperary in October and Dundalk in November.
The artists are collectively responsible for the management of the Bridge Street Studios building and gallery space and meet monthly to organise studio business and work very well as a group in this capacity.
For the exhibition the artists have created a collaborative body of work which draws out and utilises these connections in a creative, artistic endeavour. To begin with each artists (Fiona Thornton, Orla Barry, Rachel Tinniswood, Gemma Callén, Sarah McKenna, Fiona Quigley and Mary Cowan) created an initial piece of work in their chosen medium which communicated their perception of ‘Internal’.
These works were gifted along a chain to another artist who took inspiration from their piece and created five new artworks in response.
This resulted in an interesting dynamic and communication between the pieces, which mirrored the connection among the artists.