The MAC and Open Arts collaborated in 2017 to create an exhibition to mark the 25th anniversary of Open Arts and to celebrate the work of artists with disabilities.
40 members from Open Arts’ three visual art groups took part in guided tours of ‘Lost in Narration’, a major exhibition guest curated by Manuela Pacella at the MAC. The exhibition brought together several multi-layered projects across a range of media by Italian artists Riccardo Giacconi, Invernomuto and Luca Trevisani.
Open Arts participants then responded to this work by creating their own exhibition which was inspired by Lost in Narration, in particular, Luca Trevisani’s film ‘Sudan,’ which explores their own memories and recollections of their visit.
They used a range of techniques to create the work including; blindfolding and other drawing exercises, collage, collaborative creation of new images, experimenting with textural materials and printmaking.
Open Arts engages with disabled people in delivering high-quality activities and events across a range of art forms.
They promote artistic excellence and encourage the participation of people with and without disabilities. The MAC was delighted to partner with Open Arts on this community project.
The participants used a range of techniques to create the work. This included blind folded and other drawing exercises, collage, collaborative creation of new images, experimenting with textural materials and printmaking.
The work will be on display in the MAC’s Common Room, situated on the 3rd Floor. It will be open for public visitors from 28 September – 17 October. The exhibition launch will also mark the 25th Anniversary of Open Arts.
The exhibition runs from 28 Sept – 17 October at the MAC.
For any further information about the project, or to get involved in the MAC’s community outreach projects – please contact Ciaran McQuillan.