Celebrate World
Women’s Day

Artist Abigail O'Brien pictured with a picture of boiled yeast, one of the feature of the exhibition. Photo by Willie Donnellan
Celebrate International Women’s Day in The Dock on Saturday, March 8 at 2pm.

Celebrate International Women’s Day in The Dock on Saturday, March 8 at 2pm.

‘Will the Feminist please stand up and stay standing?’

To mark International Women’s Day, The Dock will have in conversation artist Abigail O’ Brien R. H. A and Dr Jane Humphries. This discussion will examine O’Brien’s exhibition and practice, and the role of Irish women artists within contemporary art.

This event is presented in association with the Dock’s current exhibition, ‘With Bread’ a major solo exhibition by Abigail O’Brien, R.H.A.

The exhibition curated by Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda has been awarded an Arts Council Touring Grant in partnership with The Dock, and Limerick City Gallery of Art, touring in 2014 and 2015. The exhibition and tour has been generously sponsored by Spiegel’s Bakery, Drogheda. A full colour catalogue accompanies the exhibition, with essays by Dr Medb Ruane, and Theo Dorgan. Exhibition runs until Saturday 5th April.The galleries are open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 5.30pm and admission is free.

Speaker Abigail O’Brien R.H.A. has won many awards for her work which is represented in both private and public collections. Dr Jane Humphries PhD thesis: (Re) imagining the domestic in contemporary Irish art considered the shifting value systems within ‘the domestic’ and ‘the everyday’ in Irish art from a feminist perspective and argued that subjectivities are formed via spatial and domestic signifiers.

This is a free event, booking: 071 96 50828.