UNDER A VAULTED SKY
Rowan worked closely with a small community of people and their relationship to a deconsecrated convent and its' abandoned gardens, all of which were marked for demolition. Collaborators consisted of the former convents' transient residents and its' previously evicted nuns. The project looks at our relationship to home, primarily the garden and our cultural repetition of the need to control land. It also considers the struggle and acceptance of those people involved, all knowing that their home and sanctuary would be soon destroyed. As a consequence severing a long standing link of the site with nature, worship and propagation. An extensive body of work, it consists of portraits, still lives and documentary that is delicately intertwined with her performative responses.
Mike Bors • Niamh Crowley • Leeza Kane • Vincent OCallaghan • Pauline Rowan • Aoife Shanahan • Edward TM Smyth •