ABOUT
Meadhbh McIlgorm is a mixed-media artist/maker. She studied Craft Design and History of Art at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, specialising in glass and graduating in 2013 with honours. She received the DCCoI Future Makers Student Award (2013) and has shown work in several national group exhibitions including the RDS Craft Awards, Sculpture in Context (2014), and ‘Solas’ (Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Waterford, 2015/16). Originally from Dublin, she has been living and working in Belfast since 2015 and is a member at QSS artists studios.

Rituals of Preservation - Solo Exhibition at Pollen Belfast (February 2020)

About the Exhibition:
As humans, we bizarrely invest much energy into preserving things which were never meant to be permanent. Taking a labour intensive, craft-led approach in their production though casting, mould-making, glass working and print, these assemblages in delicate materials and their documentation, comment on the lengthy rituals we go in an attempt to preserve impermanent things such as beauty, memories and relationships.

Opening Night
Opening Night

Opened for Late Night Art Belfast, Feb 2020

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Rituals of Preservation - Gallery View
Rituals of Preservation - Gallery View
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Rituals of Preservation - Projecting Your Trauma
Rituals of Preservation - Projecting Your Trauma

Glass slides on table

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Projecting Your Trauma
Projecting Your Trauma

40cm x 40cm Digital Photographs, framed.

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Just Don't Hold Too Tight
Just Don't Hold Too Tight

Installation at Pollen, Belfast

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Petal Slides
Petal Slides
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Preservation at All Costs - detail
Preservation at All Costs - detail
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Rituals of Preservation - Gallery View-edit
Rituals of Preservation - Gallery View-edit
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Rituals of Preservation - Gallery View
Rituals of Preservation - Gallery View

Petal vessels - Memories of 13 roses.

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Rituals of Preservation - Printed Text
Rituals of Preservation - Printed Text

Petal Paper, Screen-printed

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Rituals of Preservation - Gallery View
Rituals of Preservation - Gallery View

Rose Paper, Printed

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Projecting Your Trauma - Digital Photos
Projecting Your Trauma - Digital Photos

40x40cm (framed) and A3, mounted.

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Rituals of Preservation - Gallery View
Rituals of Preservation - Gallery View
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Preservation at All Costs
Preservation at All Costs

'Use the right potions, you'll stay young forever'

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Rituals of Preservation - Gallery View
Rituals of Preservation - Gallery View
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Rituals of Preservation - Gallery View
Rituals of Preservation - Gallery View
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