Riverbank Arts Centre welcomes artist Caoimhe McGuckin to the McKenna Gallery with her first solo exhibition Fathom.
“Measurement is an ordering principle we use to understand and orient ourselves in time and space. We need dimensions to help us make sense of an otherwise chaotic existence. Tools of measurement serve as reliable objects that keep us in line and on the straight & narrow. The sense of authority bestowed by reliable objects can provide a place of solace & support in the face of uncertainty and powerlessness. Having lived through a relentless storm of anxiety and unpredictability, it stands to reason that we may be reaching out in search of stability, certitude and reassurance. In ‘Fathom’ I have endeavoured to gather and construct a personal system of measurement as filtered through an imperfect metric. In an attempt to create a visible representation of a sense of order, I look to the origins and evolution of units of measure.” Caoimhe McGuckin – artist
Monday – Friday 9.30am-5pm | Saturday 10am-1pm
Official opening Friday 9 September, 6pm – all welcome!
About the Artist
Caoimhe McGuckin is a Kildare based artist.
Graduating with a first-class BA(Hons) from the National College of Art & Design in
2017 she has been successful in several competitive selection processes and has
been the recipient of a number of awards. Her work has been exhibited in many
In her work she makes use of collected, inherited and found objects of everyday use
that function as carriers of meaning and memory. She creates works with a focus on
narrative and concept. The themes of her work deal primarily with identity and
She was the recipient of the Emerging Artist Bursary award 2019, generously supported by Kildare County Council and Riverbank Arts Centre.
Photo by Sasko Lazarov