‘a rural testimony’ -
exhibition of farming life in Leitrim: Attention farmers, farmers daughters, farmers sons, friends of farmers, young farmers, old farmers. You are invited to participate in the creation of an exhibition that will explore farming life in Leitrim through objects and artefacts. We are looking for you to donate or loan 2D and 3D items - an old photograph, a recording, a postcard, a piece of knitting, a piece of furniture, a book, a tool, a poem, a letter, a painting, drawing, a piece of jewellery, a found object … anything that might evoke a memory or depict a feeling or represent some truth about farming life to you. With farming life under ever increasing threat, from global economic policy to changes in climate, this exhibition aims to document a particular point in time, now. It shall become a testimony of sorts and as such will reflect the good, the bad and the beautiful day-to-day realities of farming life in Leitrim. The aim is to tour the exhibition around Leitrim over the coming months, gathering testimonies and building up a collection of artefacts along the way. The project will evolve as people participate and will culminate in a final exhibition in December 2013. You can donate an item to the archive or request its return at the end of the exhibition. Sorcha Ni Heilidhe is curating the exhibition, she is a student on the Masters in Visual Arts Practice in Dun Laoghaire College of Art & Design and her research interest is Art & Agriculture. Artefacts will attempt to open up new perspectives on farming. ‘A rural testimony’ will open in the Leitrim Sculpture Centre on July 26th as part of the Summer Open Season. To donate an object/ artefact, or for any further information on this project, contact Sorcha: email@example.com or 087 2562515.