Curated by Lucy Elvis
About the Curator:
Lucy is a writer, researcher and curater from the U.K, currently living in Galway. She has worked as part of a curatorial team in Sweden and is currently on the board of directors of 126 gallery where she was chairperson between May 2015 and January 2016 and the board of TULCA festival of visual art.
She is currently a Galway doctoral Scholarship Scholar completing a Phd in the philosophy department at NUIG, which focuses on constructing and account of Gadamer's architectural theory and its possibilites for our understanding of our built spaces.
Insiders & Outsiders
Living near the coast lends us a distinct relationship to nature, fascinated by the sublime magnitude of the sea, yet bound to shelter from the rapidly changing weather and storms it brings in. Inside we find our 'first universe' yet also the oppresive driving forces of traditions and social norms.
"'Outsiders can be lovers of nature, those who are drawn to the wilds, but equally those who place themselves or are placed at the fringes. Resistant to the prevailing forces of society the outsider is romanticised, excluded and pitted inevitably against those on the inside. Insiders and outsiders are often contrasted as urban as opposed to rural, as convention against non-conformism, as those that belong and those on the fringes."
Artlink membership has a national reach and the exhibition this year has a diverse range of submissions that explores the theme of insiders and outsiders in a range of contexts and mediums.