Alchemical Reserve - Jessica Foley & Siobhán McDonald @ The Joinery

Venue: The Joinery

Date: 23-28 March, 2011.

The Writing Workshop Wednesday 23 March, 5.30-7pm.

Opening reception Wednesday 23 March, 7-8pm.

Open daily 12-6pm

Alchemical Reserve began as an experiment in sharing & developing art-making, between artists Jessica Foley and Siobhán McDonald.  Our practices are both very different, but we share common interests thematically and philosophically in many ways. We decided to exhibit together to explore these similarities further and to see where the process might lead. To focus this journey we have used geography as our formal constraint, namely the Bogland Reserve at Killaun

This exhibition has become a focal point for us to extend our own work, and to share the offshoots of that process with a wider public.

Exhibition Schedule:

Wednesday, 23rd March
The Writing Workshop: 5.30 – 7pm

This workshop will be facilitated by Jessica Foley, and will draw its subject matter from the exhibition Alchemical Reserve – there will be experiments with thaumotropes (simple homemade 19th century animation devices) and wisdom from the i-ching, and mostly there will be chat, writing and tea drinking. No experience required, all welcome.

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Exhibition opens fully from 7pm – 8pm

Thursday 24th March:

Open all day 12-6pm

"In conversation..." 6pm – 7pm

A relaxed, informal conversation between the artists, writer/artist Fiona Fullam, and the public.

All welcome  (There will be tea & biscuits, dress warmly)

Friday 25th March
Open all day 12-6pm

Saturday 26th March:
Open all day 12-6pm

Both Jessica and Siobhán will be in the gallery all day. Siobhán will be running demonstrations of her seismogram apparatus throughout the day and Jessica will be making thaumotropes with any one interested.

Sunday 27th March:
Open all day 12-6pm


The Joinery
6 Rosemount Terrace
Arbour Hill
Dublin 7

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