• Mairead O’hEocha – WHISPER CONCRETE

    Exhibition 19 March to 1 May, 2011

    Mairead O'hEocha

    Mairead O'hEocha

    This exhibition is comprised of a selection of works made by the artist over the last five years. O’hEocha’s work follows a timeline where castles, fields, garages and housing estates map the layered histories of the South-East of Ireland. The new motorways of the region now link everywhere with the European mainframe and have, she says, dramatically reduced the traffic of country roads. For her, the rural rhythms of the backroads seem to be retreating in time and in tandem with the acceleration of nearby motorway traffic.

    The artist is represented by mother’s tankstation, www.motherstankstation.com

    whisper concrete, the title of this exhibition,
    describes a type of concrete that is specifically
    designed to absorb traffic noise.

    Many thanks are extended to the private and public lenders to this exhibition and to all at mother’s tankstation. With grateful thanks to the Arts Council for essential annual funding and to the OPW, FÁS, The Heritage Council and Kilkenny Local Authorities for additional assistance.

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