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Margaret Whitlam Galleries

Im/material Traces from within Ireland's culture of containment

Artane Desks, St Joseph's Industrial School Artane, Dublin

Kellie Greene
1022 x 1536mm 

Bakery, Sunday's Well, Magdalen Laundry Cork

Kellie Greene
1022 x 1536mm

Bell Tower, Convent of Mercy, Ballinasloe, Galway

Kellie Greene
1022 x 1536mm

Dining Room, High Park Covent Magdalen Laundry, Drumcondra, Dublin

Kellie Greene
2000 x 3000mm

Obtain Mercy, Mother and Baby Home, Clifden, Galway

Kellie Greene
1022 x 1536mm

Grotto, Sunday's Well, Magdalen Laundry Cork

Kellie Greene
Photograph
2000 x 3000mm

Daingean Graffiti, St Conleth's Reformatory School for Boys, Offaly

Kellie Greene
Photograph
1022 x 1536mm

Greenhouse Westport, St Columba's Industrial School for Girls. Westport, Mayo

Kellie Greene
Photograph
1022 x 1536mm

White Sink, former Magdalen Laundry, St Anne's Saan Ross Abbey, Roscrea, Tipperary

Kellie Greene
Photograph
1022 x 1536mm

Bakery, St Anne's Sean Ross Abbey, Roscrea, Tipperary

Kellie Greene
Photograph
594 x 841mm

Installation shot of the Im/material Traces from within Ireland's culture of containment exhibition

Kellie Greene delivers her artist talk at the exhibition opening

Installation shot of the Im/material Traces from within Ireland's culture of containment exhibition

Installation shot of the Im/material Traces from within Ireland's culture of containment exhibition

Kellie Greene provides artist talk during exhibition opening

Installation shot of the Im/material Traces from within Ireland's culture of containment exhibition

Venue
Female Orphan School (View Map)
Date
17 Mar - 8 Jun 2012
Open

For an invitation to the exhibition, please see Im/material Traces from within Ireland's culture of containment Invitation (PDF, 1.94 MB)


Im/material Traces is a photographic exhibition that captures the im/material traces of lives once lived in the Ireland’s vast network of state funded and religious run institutions.

Images of this ‘architecture of containment’ include former Magdalen Laundries, Mother and Baby homes, Industrial and Reformatory schools which are disappearing quietly, yet rapidly from the Irish landscape.

Kellie Greene, currently a UWS PhD student and a former resident of St Anne’s girl’s home in Kilmacud, Co.Dublin, seeks to create a visual archive of what remains. The vestiges of buildings which once seemed indomitable and the im/material traces still held within their broken walls have enabled the gathering of a different kind of evidence which in turn allows the silenced voice to speak from a register of its own.