An exhibition by Kellie Greene featuring her photographs
The Female Orphan School Gallery - West Wing, Building EZ, Parramatta Campus,
University of Western Sydney - closes 8 June 2012
All prices for works on application, contact Monica McMahon UWS Art Curator 612 4620 3450
|Walk Before Me, Mother and Baby Home, Clifden, Galway 2011 - view of gallery wall|
|Bakery, St Annes Sean Ross Abbey, Roscrea, Tipperary 2011|
|Bernadette, Sunday's Well, Magdalene, Cork 2011|
|The Good Shepherd, Broken Image, Sunday's Well, Magdalene, Cork 2011|
|Cot and Case, Mother and Baby Home, Clifden, Galway [cu] 2011|
Artane Desks, St Joseph's Industrial School, Artane, Dublin 2011 [left]
Obtain Mercy, Mother and Baby Home, Clifden, Galway [right] - view of gallery wall
|Bell Tower, Convent of Mercy, Ballinasloe, Galway [cu] Cork 2011|
|Woodwork Classroom, Abandoned Christian Brother's School 2011|
|Obtain Mercy, Mother and Baby Home, Clifden, Galway 2011|
Images of this ‘architecture of containment’ include former Magdalen Laundries, Mother and Baby homes, Industrial and Reformatory schools which are disappearing quietly, yet rapidly from the Irish landscape.
Kellie Greene, currently a UWS PhD student and a former resident of St Anne’s girl’s home in Kilmacud, Co.Dublin, seeks to create a visual archive of what remains. The vestiges of buildings which once seemed indomitable and the im/material traces still held within their broken walls have enabled the gathering of a different kind of evidence which in turn allows the silenced voice to speak from a register of its own.