We have been delighted with the response to our exhibition which opened 4 July with the new season of exhibitions at VISUAL Carlow.
Celebrating our ten years of working together, The Possibilities of Place exhibition has been an exciting means to share our work, and in an incredible venue.
Below are some photos from the opening and if you missed it, you can listen again to the review on RTE Arena by Cristin Leach in conversation with Sean Rocks.
Annabel Konig was also interviewed at Visual about the 9 Stones Artists exhibition by the Art in Ireland TV crew:
We have also published a catalogue to accompany the exhibition, with a foreword from Jeremy Hill (curator of the former Norman Gallery) and an essay by curator Cliodhna Shaffrey. You can purchase the catalogue from Visual or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The exhibition continues until Friday 16 October, do hope you can drop in to see it.
Great to see the 9 Stones so well represented at Vue this year.
Beautifully presented works by: Rachel Joynt, Gwen Wilkinson, Anthony Lyttle and Michelle Byrne (image).
Congratulations to Rachel Joynt and Remco de Fouw for Waggle Dance as seen in this month’s Irish Review
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As part of the curated Carlow Arts Festival, we showed in the wonderful Gate Lodge on the grounds of St. Patrick’s college, Carlow.
Recent work by Rachel Joynt and Remco de Fouw –
Dance: 15 September-3 October 2014
To celebrate the installation of the sculpture ‘Dance’, Illuminations presented an exhibition by Rachel Joynt and Remco de Fouw, revealing the concepts, design ideas and working practices which led to the creation of ‘Dance’.
The sculpture ‘Dance’, commissioned for the plaza outside the Iontas Building, embodies the creativity, intellectual endeavour and commonality behind the activity of the university through the metaphor of the beehive.
The exhibition includes a video which traverses a 3-D digital model of ‘Dance’, and images of the design, development and fabrication of the final sculpture. Also included are film interviews with Rachel Joynt and Remco de Fouw (made by students in Media Studies at Maynooth University) and a selection of individual works by Joynt and de Fouw.
The exhibition was curated by Colin Graham.
Preparations underway for our 9 Stones Artists exhibition starting this Fri 13 June until 15 Sat June 10am-7pm.
The house we are exhibiting in is down from the Step House hotel in Borris, along the Main Street.
The Opening is on Fri 13th, at 6pm, all welcome! Continue reading
Nothing of him that doth fade
But doth suffer a sea-change,
into something rich an strange
William Shakespeare, The Tempest
A new body of work comprising of delicate bronze sea forms alongside sand pictures, exploring, comparing and contrasting themes around our Earths wealth and riches, by Rachel Joynt RHA will be on exhibit in the RHA Ashford Gallery. This work plays with the complex relationship between ecology and the economy and the ebb and flow within markets and ocean currents.
Heads or Tails 1 (detail), 2013, Bronze, led light, Portland stone, 40 x 20 x 20 cm
Rachel Joynt: “Sea change” detail
Joynt brings a level of delicacy and fragility to figurative sculpture based on these sensitive and fragile life forms that inhabit unpolluted pockets of ocean.
Using the Echinoid Skeletons, in particular the Sand dollar species, as a metaphor for richness, wealth and the search for rejuvenation and sustenance. Perforated symmetrical forms that emanate warm light in chalky opalescent colours. In reference to Sand dollars; ‘is a creature whose very strangeness helps us to see ourselves more clearly by showing us what we are not’. The Ancestor’s Tale by Richard Dawkins.
Permanence, transience and flux are reoccurring themes and her use of sand, light, glass, bronze and cast iron underline this. For Joynt, scale is also important, transforming our normal viewpoint by using different magnifications, she allows the subject to take on a new presence.
See more at www.racheljoynt.com