Bríanna Ní Léanacháin
My current work is rooted in personal experiences of home, identity, ‘Irishness’ and seeks to explore the position and experience of the female in traditional and contemporary Irish culture. Through this work I attempt to dismantle the nostalgia propagated by romanticised notions of traditional Irish identity and deconstruct the inherent patriarchal discourses associated with rural Ireland. I displace domestic labours within the rural landscape, challenging traditional tropes of the landscape as a female space and seeking to reclaim this feminine space and emphasise the ‘invisible’ labour of women in rural homeplaces. The work attempts to evoke a merging of the domestic and the rural spaces as I reclaim and reconstitute these spaces as a site of convergence.
Rachel Daly • Rachel Guilfoyle • Ava Hayes • Meadhbh Healy • Maitiú Mac Cártaigh • Kayleigh Maimaran • Bríanna Ní Léanacháin • Jordan O Brien • Kevin O Brien • Emma Price •