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The Moon Belongs to Everyone – Exhibition by Maeve Clancy including works by Syrian Refugee Children in Kildare
Saturday 14th April, 2018 - 10:00 - Saturday 2nd June, 2018 - 13:00
The Moon Belongs to Everyone is an exhibition about home and belonging, with reference to child refugees. The main part of the show is a journey through a paper landscape. It can seem full of adventure, has items with history to examine and ends in a paper hut containing a story within. It gently looks at themes that touch child refugees while encouraging conversation and thought. For this showing of the work Riverbank Arts Centre has also commissioned work created by the artist with Syrian refugee children and young adults from Hazel Emergency Reception Orientation Centre in Monasterevin. The Children’s Gallery shows their drawings of home, a story about Aleppo and drawings of participants’ home towns before devastation by the war.
Official launch, Saturday 21st April at 1pm
Maeve Clancy is an artist who works in installation, animation and comics. She creates work for children and adults using cut paper, story and drawings. She has worked on music videos for singer Lisa Hannigan, mounted solo exhibitions and writes both fictional, documentary and historical comics. Past commissions include a pop-up book for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 international advertising campaign, a large scale installation at a National Trust property in Somerset, UK, a fully paper set for Branar Téatar do Pháistí’s object theatre work ‘Bláth’ and a solo exhibition at Corte Eremo, Mantova, Italy. She recently completed an outdoor commission for the Jackie Clarke Archive in Ballina, Co Mayo, the set design for Branar’s 1916-themed play ‘Maloney’s Dream’ and a graphic novel about Dr Kathleen Lynn for Mayo County Council as part of their centenary commemorations. Upcoming work includes an artistic director role on ‘Srúth na Teanga’, a Galway 2020 project with Branar Téatar do Pháistí. She is currently the Visual Artist in Residence in Contemporary Drawing at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick.