She graduated from the University of Ulster with a first class Honors degree in Art and Design in 2009.
She employs a range of techniques to create her sculptures, working with cast glass and pate de verre.
Accompanying the show will be a booklet featuring a newly commissioned essay written by Stockholm based Irish curator, artist and historian Padraic E.
It has been co-funded by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture.
For more information on the project visit: futureceramics.Or check out the Facebook page: The Future Ceramics/ The exhibition will be accompanied by a publication, 'Ceramics and its Dimensions - Shaping the Future': Foreword & Introduction Ceramics is a natural product.
Frances Mc Donald writes, “Textiles may have provided the narrative…..powerfully expressed through the language of glass…strong and fragile, as well as being a poignant reminder of the vulnerability of life...”The exhibition features exciting collaborations, a new film based on glass shoes and a large dress suspended from the ceiling, raining down droplets into the gallery.
The exhibition opens on the 4th August and continues until the 27th of September.
The title of the exhibition is adapted from a quote by the 13th century Persian poet and mystic Rumi, who originally wrote, “Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop”, alluding to ideas of letting go, shedding inner demons and thereby submitting oneself to highertranscendental states of consciousness.
Having been taught the practice of transcendental meditation (TM) himself at the age of 11, Martin combines influences from personal experience with research into narratives surrounding tropes of contemporary occultism such as gurus, garments and symbols.Entitled “Downward dog not spiral” this video is an abstracted version of a You Tube yoga tutorial which charts the progress of a masked guru figure.Choreographed in a specific order the exhibition leads the audience to a bronze object, which forms the basis of Martin’s research surrounding symbolic and occult hand gestures.Revealing links across various periods of production, an exhibition of works by Belfast-based artist Alistair Wilson, is broken into four parts and realised across two galleries.Encompassing selected works spanning forty years of production, the exhibition does not set out to provide a definitive survey of Wilson’s work to date, rather this extended exhibition draws together key works in an attempt to bring to the fore the prevailing themes and common characteristics present in Wilson’s practice.This rare opportunity to experience such a substantial body of Wilson’s work creates an opportunity to delve into the formal and conceptual concerns and the tension for his work to conform to having a fixed state.‘(A) Dress’ is a significant exhibition of new work by glass artist Alison Lowry and will be part of the August Craft Month programme of activities across Northern Ireland.