Nicola Whelan's work explores barriers to our reading of and connection with, both the public and private archive. Her analogue series 'Of Curiosities' deals with physical barriers within the public archive of the museum. Through the use of a formal photographic style her work investigates how the rigid aesthetic formality inherent within the traditional museum display affects are ability to connect with its preserved contents. Her Polaroid series 'Of Memories' investigates narrative barriers within the private archive of our own personal traumatic memories. This work develops the notion of the photograph as a trigger for both voluntary and involuntary memory and explores the idea of the temporality inherent within the photograph as a means of coping with grief.
Gerry Blake • Mary D'Arcy • Serena Kitt • Catherine Lennon • James Lillis • Leon McAleenan • Aisling McCoy • Alison McDonnell • David Murphy • Kelly O'Brien • Andrew O'Dwyer • Nicola Whelan •