Seoidín O’Sullivan in conversation with Dobz O’Brien, Programme Manager at the NSF, about GRAFT and her wider artistic practice.
About this event
Seoidín O’Sullivan has produced a series of new sculptural works which takes the form of copper swings and text, entitled Towards Weightlessness, for a Cork public City park as part of the public sculpture exhibition GRAFT — the first collaboration of its kind between the Glucksman Gallery and the National Sculpture Factory.
For this In-Conversation Seoidín will present for the first time these new public artworks and talk about how her own biography of having grown up in Kitwe, one of the towns in Zambia’s copperbelt has informed this new body of work, and how the labour and mined landscapes have resonance with Cork’s past history of mineral extraction along the cork copper coast.
Graft developed and curated by the National Sculpture Factory and the Glucksman has commissioned five artists to create new temporary sculptural interventions in Cork City, which launched on September 17th and will run in situ til 30th Oct. Designed to transform, disrupt and celebrate the existing built environment, the project brings a temporary cultural transformation to Cork’s urban realm inviting the public to view the new artworks at a safe distance as offered by outdoor presentations.
The five artists are Seoidín O’Sullivan, Adam Gibney, Vanessa Donoso Lopez, Bríd Murphy and Linda Quinlan.
The five commissions are now available to view across Cork city. The artworks reveal and present themselves at different points of the day whether dictated by the tidal flow of the River Lee, the shift to evening light, or the opening hours of the English Market, Bishop Lucy Park and UCC campus. We hope that you will take the time to explore Graft by downloading the guide map and using the information on the artist’s individual pages to inform your visit.
Find further details on graftcork.com
This series is free for all. These talks will take place on Zoom, so we recommend downloading/updating your app ahead of time to prevent delays in joining the webinar.