Cottages of Quigley's
Cottages of Quigley's Point makes use of photographed interventions in abandoned houses to question romantic readings of the rural Irish cottage. Rather than viewing them as artefacts with nostalgic associations, the redundant nature of these abandoned houses allows the freedom for active engagement and the creation of personal record of explorations made in my locality. The addition of bright colours and movement to these empty interiors is intended to situate the subject matter in the present as encountered and to emphasize my presence in that time and place. As such, the process of intervention subverts a wistful reading of a disappearing way of life, and provides the opportunity to take a fresh and playful approach to familiar subject matter.
Christopher Barr • Mc Nicholl Bernard • Simon Burch • Tim Durham • Peter Evers • Daragh Mc Donagh • Alison Mc Donnell • Jim Mc Keever • Des Moriarty • Kenneth O Halloran • Jill Quigley • Johnny Savage • Oliver Smith • Matthew Thompson •