Time: 6.30pm Friday 7th September
Venue: Pallas Projects/Studios
No booking required - free event - all welcome
Join the artist Sibyl Montague who has invited curator Rachael Gilbourne for a conversation in the gallery as they discuss Montague's exhibition Saplings, the ningth exhibition of our Artist-Initiated Projects programme.
Saplings presents a site-specific installation of new sculptural works by Sibyl Montague. It features a series of sculptural objects or 'tools' that explore our relationship to material as physical but flawed representations of inner experience. Based on a speakeasy that Montague's grandfather worked and drank at in New York in the 1920's, the installation takes the physical bar as form and support for the work.
Sibyl Montague is Dublin base artist. Her practice includes sculpture, video and installation. A graduate of Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, she is recent laureate of the Institut Français Residency Programme at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France (2017). Additional awards include Emerging Visual Artist Award, Wexford Arts Centre (2012) and Oriel Davies Open, Wales (2011). Her moving image work was commissioned for the collection of the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in Tasmania. Montague is co-founder and co-curator of PLASTIK, a festival of artists’ moving image in Dublin and is current studio resident at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios.
Rachael Gilbourne is a curator based in Dublin. Gilbourne works as Assistant Curator of Exhibitions at IMMA (Irish Museum of Modern Art) and also independently, often in collaboration with Kate Strain under the aegis of RGKSKSRG.