The Art of Craft Exhibition 2018 ‘FUSED’ launches on Friday 18 May at the Market Place Gallery. Northern Irish ceramic artist Caroline Getty exhibits her new 3-dimensional ceramics and linen works for the first time in Armagh. The Art of Craft is an annual exhibition at the Market Place Theatre and Arts Centre showcasing the work of experienced makers and artists producing high quality craft and art works. Caroline’s new work also forms part of Northern Ireland’s first Linen Biennale 2018 celebrating the past, present and future landscape of linen in Northern Ireland. Fused runs from 18 May until 14 July 2018.
About the Exhibition and Artist
Caroline’s latest work incorporates delicate linen material immersed within strong ceramic forms; portraying a powerful and echoing remembrance of the linen industry within Northern Ireland. These contrasting materials highlight the delicate nature of the linen against the bold ceramic objects – a reminder of power and authority which in years gone by has over-ruled this beautiful skilled craft. Each linen piece within the work is presented with cool, tonal colours; communicating to the viewer a cold and tense approach – depicting a resemblance to past memories. Vibrant bungee cord pulls the work together, symbolizing a bond between opposing materials; leaving a more evident awareness as we look to the future of craft within Northern Ireland.’
‘Fused’ forms part of Northern Ireland’s first Linen Biennale launching in 2018. Northern Ireland’s Linen Biennale celebrates the past, present and future landscape of linen through an extended arts festival, presented and hosted by multiple venues across the region.
Caroline graduated from Ulster University with a First Class Honours Degree in 2016 and has since continued to create work from her home on the North Coast of Ireland. Her recent work was selected for Ceramics Ireland’s 40th Anniversary show ‘TOUCHSTONE’ which travelled to both Dublin and Kilkenny. For the last two consecutive years, Caroline has exhibited work as part of the RDS Craft Awards show. Last summer she was awarded an Economusee placement with the Causeway Coast and Glens Heritage Council to help the progression of her practice. Caroline is a member of Ceramics Ireland, Flowerfield Arts Centre and Craft NI and her work is part of the Belfast School of Art’s private collection.