Shambles; a total state of disorder – solo exhibition by Aoife Barrett at South Tipperary Arts Centre

An exhibition of recent and current work by Aoife Barrett, who has been artist in residence at South Tipperary Arts Centre, exploring a never ending urge to create order and routine in our daily lives. Aoife’s practice revolves around repetition and a cycle of construction and destruction, altering and re-altering, breaking things down to their basic elements. She re-uses and recycles materials, objects and buildings in an attempt to give them meaning and order. Aoife makes prints from structures and builds structures from prints.

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More recently, Aoife’s practice has explored issues around social isolation and loneliness while looking at ways of creating immersive, inclusive communities. As part of the residency at South Tipperary Arts Centre Aoife is researching the possibilities and potential of print and collaborative work as a tool to engage and connect with people and place.

“My practice revolves around repetition and a cycle of construction and destruction, altering and re-altering, breaking things down to their basic elements. I re-use and recycle materials, objects and buildings in an attempt to give them meaning and order. I make prints from structures and build structures from prints. I see printmaking as a tool for drawing, building and researching.

More recently, my practice has explored issues around social isolation and loneliness while looking at ways of creating immersive, inclusive communities. As part of the residency at South Tipperary Arts Centre I am researching the possibilities and potential of print and collaborative work as a tool to engage and connect with people and place”.

Aoife’s ‘Print Van Go’ is a mobile art and printmaking studio. Its aim is to make printmaking more accessible by bringing the tools and facilities to the people.