Voices from the Frontline

Women make their own history, but they do not make it just as they please; they do not make under circumstances chosen by themselves, but under circumstances directly encountered, given and transmitted from the past

Karl Marx

Voices from the Frontline is the first part of a large scale digital image installation, consisting of portraits of women - created to celebrate International Women's Day. This first iteration coincides with a unique event in Cathal Brugha Barracks, Rathmines, Dublin, Ireland to be held on the 8th March 2017 where over forty images will cover the entire venue's walls.

The artist draws from her ongoing interest in early 20th century history of Women's Suffrage Movement thats explores their successful deployment of posters, postcards and large scale public spectacle. The series highlights and brings to the fore the achievement of women across time, space and race by deploying the simplicity of the portrait format, the individuality of each woman and her achievements is recognised. This afternoon event, co-ordinated by the artist as part of her tenure as Artist in Residence in the barracks, consists of a series of talks by women drawn from a range of different professions including: The Arts, The Defence forces of Ireland, Politics and Frontline Social Services. In addition, mentored by the artist, local, multi-denominational, secondary school transition students from Stratford College will participate with a pop up exhibition of their own artworks responding to a selection of Contemporary International Women Artists.

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