03/08/2018 – 31/10/2018
9:00am – 5:00pm
Arches House, Arches Lane, Main Street, Randalstown, BT41 3AB
Mairead McCormack is a textile artist based in Northern Ireland. Influenced by stories and artefacts from the Old Bleach Linen Factory in her hometown, Mairead is particularly interested in objects which reveal part of history, add to a narrative, or bear a small relevance to the world we live in today.
Exploring traditions of the hand-made and the man-made, ‘Glitched’ is a juxtaposition of the old and the new, referencing the evolution of technology. Working mainly with Irish linen, Mairead investigates ways of bringing a human element into her work through embroidery which allows her to highlight the pace at which society is evolving.
This has resulted in the intangibility of the very objects that inspire her but has also brought about technology with incredible potential. Mairead aims to question where these old traditions might fit in today’s world and add more depth to what appears to be a very superficial modern society.