(A)Dressing our hidden truths


Exhibition continues until the end of 2020 at Collins Barracks in the National Museum of Decorative Arts and History in Dublin

Images copyright to National Museum of Ireland 2019, by photographer Peter Moloney


His clothes became so white they shone. They were whiter than anyone in the world could bleach them (Mark 9:3)

Pate de verre, unfired. Apron by seamstress Ann Burrows

Remember my chains (Colossians 4:18)           These are their names (Numbers 13:4)

scissors -entire

Instead of the fragrance there will be stench; instead of a sash, a rope; instead of well-dressed hair, baldness; instead of fine clothing, sackcloth; instead of beauty, branding (Isaiah 3:24)

Cast glass, found objects, human hair, 2019

Bridgets story

Bridgets Story

Pate de verre, ceramic decals

A Nations Shame

Hand embroidered sheets, found objects

(detail from) It is written that my house shall be called a house of prayer, but you have made it a robber’s den (Matthew 21:13)

Offertory plates and 10,000 laser cut paper dolls to represent the number of women who are estimated to have gone through the Laundry system since Irish Independence

The Cardigan

A cast glass childrens cardigan inspired by the poetry of Connie Roberts

Home Babies

Installation of 9 pate de verre Christening Robes, with accompanying audio of the 796 names of the children buried at Tuam, Co Galway

6. 35 I cant's

35 I cant’s

Recording of collaborative performance piece by Jayne Cherry. Video by Stuart Calvin

A New Skin

A New Skin

Glass work by Alison Lowry, leather work by Una Burke

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