Opening June 11th at 1pm – The MART Gallery, 190A Rathmines Road Lower, Dublin 6
Runs June 11-24th | Wed-Sat 1-6pm
MART is delighted to present our Annual Exhibition Award 2022 on June 11th at 1pm at The MART Gallery Rathmines, featuring artists Tuqa Al Sarraj, Gerard Daly and Alisha Doody.
The opening will feature a live performance and paintings by Tuqa Al Sarraj, an installation by Alisha Doody and new work by Gerard Daly. The artists’ work focuses on memory loss, shared experiences and identity.
This annual exhibition aims to provide a showcase and support opportunity to artists whose work is both engaging and experimental, through three partnerships; Tuqa Al Sarraj was selected from the MART / Fingal Graduate Award call out in 2021 and successfully received a 1 year studio at MART studios alongside curatorial and financial support for the exhibition, Gerard Daly was selected as a recent graduate of MTU Crawford College of Art and Design, and Alisha Doody was selected from Fire Station Artists’ Studios Digital Media Award.
The exhibition has been curated by Matthew Nevin and Ciara Scanlan and supported by the Arts Council Ireland, The MART Gallery & Studios and our three partners Fingal County Council, MTU Crawford College of Art & Design, Cork, Fire Station Artists’ Studios.
Poster Image Courtesy of Tuqa Al Sarraj
About the Artists:
Tuqa Al Sarraj is a Dublin based multidisciplinary artist. she studied Fine Art media at the National College of Art and Design (2021). Al Sarraj has also previously studied contemporary art at the International Academy of Art Palestine (IAAP), Ramallah (2017). Her practice combines mixed-media, found objects, collage, photography, video, performance and installation. More recently, she has been navigating themes of memory, loss, and exile through social dialogues and personal conversations. Tuqa has exhibited as part of group exhibitions in Oslo, London, Ramallah, Creil, Dublin and Limerick. – www.tuqasarraj.com
Gerard Daly In my work I try to express the connection between significant events in life and the everyday. This can be any event, from a change in situation, to an event like a death or a loss, or a joyous occasion like a wedding or a birth. My work is mostly done in weave, either on a loom or a frame. This is to signify how our lives intertwine with the events that shape and influence us. Emotions are shown using the colours associated with those feelings within the weave structure. Artworks are produced using aran weight cotton, commercially produced, and where necessary fixed to 6mm metal rods for shaping and for hanging. www.instagram.com/gerdaly_artistic_notions
Alisha Doody is a visual artist with a socially engaged practice whose work combines solo and collaborative research methodologies. Through photography, moving image and installation her work explores the role of mentorship and history in relation to identity development specifically within the LGBTQI+ community. Recent awards include the Firestation Digital Media Practice Award 2022, Next Generation Artist Award 2021 and Artist in the Community Research and Development Award 2020. Recent Exhibitions include How to Live Here in Halfway to Falling by Kate O Shea – Lord Mayors Pavillion Cork 2021, The Everywoman Project By The Stairlings Collective – National Museum of Ireland Collins Barracks, Dublin 2020. www.alishadoody.com