Against the Grain, Art and Agriculture I is a pilot research project that develops collaborations with artists who wish to explore agriculture and rural life locally and around the world.
The exhibition coincided with the Manorhamilton Agricultural Show that occurs every year in the town and contributes to this both as a celebration of local farming and food practices and as a critical response to industrial productions on a global scale.
The aims of the project over the coming years is to generate diverse views and responses to contemporary agricultural environments and to assist the development of collaborative practice and shared knowledge between artists, farmers and rural dwellers.
Artists : Marion Fink, Crona Gallagher, Emma Houlihan, Christine Mackey, Jackie McKenna, Fiona Mullholland, Sorcha Ni hEilidhe, Anthony O’Flynn , Helen Sharp.
The exhibition continues until Saturday, August 10 at the Sculpture Centre in Manorhamilton.