Peoples Republic Of Cork

'Making and Mending My Way Through' - A Dialogue About Mental Health

Town Hall Macroom

Thu 11 Jul - Fri 19 Jul 2019 (event has already taken place)
11am
FREE

Artist opens up about mental health with exhibition in Town Hall in Macroom.

From Monday the 1st of July 2019 Macroom Town Hall will host a solo-exhibition by local mixed media artist Ann Mechelinck-O’Sullivan.

‘Making and mending my way through’ is a volume of work in which the artist opens up about her own struggle with mental health to a wider audience and seeks to break the stigma and misunderstandings, hoping to create a dialogue about a topic that is still too often left unspoken.

The exhibition features almost 30 pieces of handmade paper. The artist explains: ‘Delicate yet tough, vulnerable yet resilient, transparent as well as opaque, the exploration of this material's fragility and strength are a constant reminder of the same characteristics within myself while the processes of tearing, cutting, burning, bleaching, waxing, mending and sewing visually convey feelings, thoughts and emotions.’

‘There are always flowers…’ (detail) - 2019

With this exhibition, the artist hopes to inspire and empower all who can relate to her work and to connect with others in evoking a sense of familiarity and empathy. ‘I want my work

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