Thursday, November 6, 2008

New Exhibition at X-PO Megs Morley: Penning the Marts

Megs Morley:

Penning the Marts

Exhibition runs Mon - Thurs 2 - 5pm
Friday Coffee Morning 10.30 - 12.30.

Megs Morley's award-winning work "Penning the Mart" can be seen at X-PO for the first time since the Claremorris Open in 2005 when Curator Andrea Schlieker of the Serpintine Gallery in London awarded it First Prize. 
The Video work comprises of interviews with farmers and locals in Claremorris telling their stories and memories of the 'marts' and the changes in their way of farming and the  social life that went with it. 
The work echoed one of Peter Reeses works, a series of photographs taken of the last cattle mart in Kilnaboy in 2003, which he showed in his "Udder View" exhibition at X-PO last June. This work will also be exhibited along with Megs Morley's Photographs at X-PO.

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