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Visual Arts: Gay Brabazon Ulysses

Thursday 2nd June, 2016 - Sunday 26th June, 2016


In an attempt to approach the un-approachable and go where the faint-hearted don’t go, Brabazon opened a pot of Quink ink, took a deep breath and dipped into James Joyce’s famous novel. 18 small images emerged and like a scattering of wedding pence, they invite you to take what you can catch and perhaps use it to enter the great adventure that is Ulysses.

Gay Brabazon is a Curragh based visual artist. She studied at the National College of Art and Design and was awarded a Diploma in Art and Design in 2011. Prior to her return to art-making she worked as an Assistant Director in the Irish Film business, the most notable work being Joyce’s short story The Dead directed by John Huston.

Brabazon’s practice is a natural process of excavating time, land and story. By incorporating the past, the work exposes a hidden depth to the present. Choice of subject and material is informed by her love of nature coupled with a respect for myth, as mediated through an interest in Jungian archetypes and the tension of opposites. Through a multi-disciplinary pursuit which includes an embrace of the process of gathering, re-forming and re-fashioning organic materials and found objects, Brabazon reflects on the need for a sustainable relationship with the environment and a personal integration of opposites. She has had work accepted for several open submission exhibitions.
She is a member of INEX, an art collective which exhibits in Dublin.

Official Opening: Friday 3rd June, 7pm
BLOOMSDAY EVENT: Because most of us have not read Ulysses
Thursday 16th June, 6PM FREE
Eighteen brave readers have “volunteered” to read an episode. They will each be given one minute to share the experience at an informal gathering in the Café on Bloomsday.


Thursday 2nd June, 2016
Sunday 26th June, 2016
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Riverbank Arts Centre
Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
045 448327
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McKenna Gallery
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