School of Art and Design invite you to an exhibition with a difference.
Third year fine art painting students present W.A.M.I. (Words Are My
Inspiration), a collection of contemporary artworks. This exhibition is a
collaboration of painting, installation, sculpture, video and sound
inspired by text. This show looks at the space between the written word
and visual art.
the most remarkable research happens in the intersection between
disciplines; where two traditions collide; where two different sets of
theories can be cross-applied, yielding new and exciting results. Words Are My Inspiration(W.A.M.I.) offers the viewer the interesting and often unpredictable results of interrogating text through practice-led enquiry.
show takes a wide interpretation of what constitutes text – it is not
confined to the privileged discourse of literature. Although some
artists work successfully within the literary canon, others have sought
inspiration in text taken from food diaries, record sleeves, cinema
stubs, nursery poems and journals of family history.
exhibition illustrates the power of text to inspire and illuminate fine
art practice, and the power of this fine art practice to create a new
line of enquiry into the motivation, thought and theories behind the
texts chosen. Whether interrogating post-modern theory, exploring
gender fluidity or simulating dyslexic possibilities inherent in a
single word, W.A.M.I . shows us some of the possibilities that
arises when two disciplines intersect – producing work that stimulates,
provokes and excites.
Opening Speach by Tracy Fahey
Tracy Fahey and Aine Ni Giolla Coda receiving flowers