Keeping Up Appearances
Keeping Up Appearances visually chronicles the lives of young women based in the rural-midlands. The work seeks to document the ways in which they choose to express themselves, both individually and collectively, in an increasingly futile economy that currently specialises in the exportation of the young. In spite of this, an unspoken tenacity remains in their social desires and their personal aspirations. A deep rooted relationship also exists with their often banal and temporally fragmented rural existence, contrasting sharply with the exuberant cosmopolitan lifestyles that emanate from popular-culture. The work ultimately seeks to pay tribute to the ways in which these young women 'colour in' their lives regardless of the limitations that are socially and culturally presupposed for them.
Peter Connor • Tansy Cowley • Samuel Cunnane • Dorje De Burgh • Edmund Doherty • Fiona Dowling • Craig DAlton • Louis Haugh • Mike Ivers • Krzysztof Maniocha • Kamile Matulaityte • Anna McCormack • Ronan Mccall • David Morrissey • Kate Nevin • Maeve O'Neill • Eoin O'Riordan •