Culture Night Dublin 2021: These Dark Shapes—Drop-in Sculpture Workshop

Friday, 17th September, 4 pm - 8 pm

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Join artist Róisín White in the gallery where you will be invited to explore the exhibition and spend some time making your own miniature sculpture, and add to the installation. White's exhibition "These Dark Shapes", as part of the Artist-Initiated Projects (AIP), explores the catharsis in making totems to intense emotions and how building your feelings and living with them as tangible objects has helped her navigate grief and a complicated year. Róisín invites you to take a look at that feeling you're holding in your chest, that tension in your shoulders, and make a physical object to represent it. AIP is an open-submission, annual gallery programme of exhibitions with a dedicated tradition towards the professional development of artists in a peer-led, supportive environment.


Róisín White is a visual artist based in Dublin, working primarily with photography, in addition to sculpture and drawing. Róisín holds a BA(hons) in Photography from DIT, and certificates in Ceramics and Sculpture from NCAD. Róisín is also an arts facilitator for young people and children.

Róisín White’s work often draws from archival materials and seeks to create a dialogue with our forgotten histories through the use of found photography and ephemera. She has an interest in exploring lore and the fictional narrative that can be discovered in discarded imagery, previous understandings agitated, and new meanings drawn out. Roisin’s sculptural work brings her photographic work into the three-dimensional and builds on means of photographic reception.

White has exhibited her work in Ireland and across Europe, with her debut solo exhibition at The Library Project in August 2018. She was selected to represent PhotoIreland at Futures Photography platform, and was selected for the Parallel European Photography Platform in 2018/9.

Her project “Lay Her Down Upon Her Back” was selected for the third edition of New Irish Works in 2019 and will be showcased at the Museum of Contemporary Photography project during the PhotoIreland Festival in July 2019. White was selected to take part in residency programmes, How To Flatten A Mountain residency at Cow House Studios in 2017, In-Between Shores residency with Ardesia Projects and JEST Gallery in Italy in 2018, and was the artist in residence at The Darkroom in Dublin (2018/2019). White has received funding from the local and national Arts Council in Ireland. She was selected as the recipient of the Blow Photobook programme FUSE in March 2019. Recent exhibitions include, “The Light from Our Side Shines Differently” Parallel Review, Lisbon, Portugal; “Zeitgeist” at the Robert Capa Centre, Budapest, Hungary; “New Irish Works” at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Dublin Castle, Dublin; and “Out of Sight, Picturing the Unseen” at Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland.

Pallas Projects/Studios Artist-Initiated Projects is funded by The Arts Council