Pre­sen­ta­tion Cen­tre host­ing Eil­ish’s ‘Some­where to Live’

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THE CON­CEPT of move­ment in a per­sonal and po­lit­i­cal sense is ex­plored by artist Eil­ish McCann in an ex­hi­bi­tion of print­work called Some­where to Live which was of­fi­cially opened in the Pre­sen­ta­tion Cen­tre, En­nis­cor­thy, last week­end by the writer Peter Mur­phy.

Eil­ish, who was short­listed for the Hen­nessy Por­trait Prize 2017, at­tempts to high­light the strug­gles and hard­ships that come with vol­un­tary or in­vol­un­tary im­mi­gra­tion in con­trast to the ex­cite­ment of travel and ad­ven­ture.

Eil­ish is a painter and print­maker orig­i­nally from Co. Ca­van now liv­ing in En­nis­cor­thy.

She grad­u­ated with a BA from Trin­ity Col­lege, Dublin, in 1995 and com­pleted her education with a diploma in Art and De­sign from Gal­way Mayo In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy in 2001.

Her work was short­listed for the Hen­nessy Por­trait Prize at the Na­tional Gallery of Ire­land in 2017 and is cur­rently on show in the Na­tional Gallery un­til Fe­bru­ary 25 of this year.

She makes draw­ings, prints and paint­ings, ex­am­in­ing fig­ures, land­scapes and scenes and although she uses a va­ri­ety of me­dia, she has con­cen­trated on prints for Some­where to Live, which touches on the search for a phys­i­cal and psy­chic ‘home’ and the sub­jects of mi­gra­tion and ex­plo­ration.

The ex­hi­bi­tion will con­tinue un­til March 9.

LEFT: Emily Lacey, Theresa Han­ton and Betty Galvin. BE­LOW: Three of Breda’s pho­tos Eil­ish McCann

Refugees mono­print by Eil­ish McCann

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