Dust has been commissioned by Roscommon Arts Centre, as an exploration into 20 years of ongoing studio process.
Ann Henderson’s practice focuses upon the evidence of the passage of time and as such the processes of growth and decay are central. Appropriating Merlin Sheldrake’s description of mycelium, the practice “is better thought of not as a thing, but as a process – an exploratory, irregular tendency.”
Within this Ann makes no deliberate differentiation between the artist’s manifest response and the artefacts of these natural processes. Material and artist are equally active, equally bound by impermanence. All of this escapes the studio, seeps into the domestic and returns metamorphosed, time and time again. For the duration of the exhibition and beyond the ongoing will be ongoing.
These “Ongoings” will involve a series of virtual studio visits from Rathlin Island and a short residency onsite at Roscommon Arts Centre, where Ann will invite interested participants to explore and respond to some of the process’ and artefacts found in this exhibition. This engagement will include Seen Unseen participants and artist Clare McLaughlin.
14th, 15th and 16th December
Wednesday | 14th December | 11am -12.30pm & 2.30pm- 4:00pm
Thursday | 16th December | 11am -12.30pm & 2.30pm -4:00pm