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A large mass of stone with a cylinder space running through it and moss and lichen forming around the outside of the space.

Exhibition: Edges at Wexford Arts Centre

20 Feb - 21 Mar 2024 (Past)

Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Townparks, Wexford

Wexford Arts Centre in partnership with Wexford County Council Arts Department are pleased to present Edges, a group exhibition featuring work by Kay Aplin, Juss Heinsalu, Pille Kaleviste, Linda O’Keeffe, Patrick Tubin McGinley, Suzanne Walsh, Katharine West, and Joseph Young.

Produced by artist-curators Kay Aplin and Joseph Young of The Ceramic House (UK) in partnership with Irish curator and sound artist Richard Carr, Edges explores ceramics and sound art practice through the work of artists from three nations at the western and eastern fringes of Europe – Ireland, UK and Estonia. The works were developed as part of artist residencies and international exchanges, creating collaborative encounters across the two disciplines.

Edges explores what it means to work at the edge of something and how we understand the outsider. Edges also expands on the idea of artistic practice as a so-called ‘cutting edge’, through the investigation of geographical boundaries and coastlines of the host nations.

The exhibition at Wexford Arts Centre is the result of three separate artist residencies and one new commission. All of the artworks exhibited can be seen as works-in-progress or experimental iterations, made under tight time constraints and in response to place and site.

Edges will be exhibited at Wexford Arts Centre from 20 February to 21 March 2024, with an opening launch Saturday 17 February at 3pm featuring performances by Joseph Young and Suzanne Walsh. The live performance by Joseph Young utilizes his custom-designed Sonic Baton instrument with which he ‘conducts’ field recordings gathered during a residency in Connemara, June 2023.

The live performance by Suzanne Walsh draws on text and audio in the exhibition, and also functions as an invocation to the Roman God Mithras. It uses instructions from the Mithras Liturgy, a text from approximately 100 AD, as well as field recordings taken by the artist in Brighton.

Suzanne was awarded an Arts & Disability Connect and Fire Station Artist Studios Mentoring Award in 2015 to work with Karl Burke. Suzanne was commissioned, along with Aideen Barry, Amanda Coogan and Corban Walker, to create a series of new works for A Different Republic which explored universal human rights in a year of commemorations.

For further information on Edges visit the Wexford Arts Centre website here.

Images: Decantations by Suzanne Walsh, courtesy of Suzanne Walsh and Wexford Arts Centre.


Spoken Word
Suzanne Walsh
Wexford Arts Centre